The Texas Longhorns have named Quinn Ewers, the announced recruit who began his college career early in Ohio State to capitalize on opportunities for name, image and likeness before returning to his home state, as their first quarterback.
Ewers, who is from Southlake, Texas, had applied for the job with Hudson Card, which opened the 2021 season as Texas’ starter but mostly played behind Casey Thompson.
The Longhorns open the season Sept. 3 against Louisiana-Monroe before hosting preseason No. 1 Alabama on Sept. 10.
The 6-foot-2, 206-pound Ewers initially committed to play for the Longhorns in the Class of 2022, but were relegated to the Class of 2021 and signed with Ohio State after the state of Texas banned high school athletes , make money with them name, picture and likeness. Ewers only snapped twice and didn’t attempt a pass for the Buckeyes last season.
Texas coach Steve Sarkisian told ESPN earlier this week that he had “an idea” of who the team’s quarterback would be and would share it with the team soon. ewer, in a tweet earlier this weekHe hinted that an announcement would be coming on Friday.
Sarkisian said he doesn’t want to rotate quarterbacks like the 2021 team did with Card and Thompson.
“I think it’s hard for a quarterback to get into a rhythm that way, and I think you play differently when you know, ‘Hey, I don’t know how many throws I’m going to get,’ and you go taking too many risks,” Sarkisian said. “I just don’t think the decision making is very good.”
Texas is expected to expand its quarterback space in 2023. Arch Manning, the No. 2 overall on the ESPN 300, has signed on to play for Sarkisian and the Longhorns.
https://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/34425570/quinn-ewers-named-starting-quarterback-texas-longhorns Quinn Ewers named starting quarterback for Texas Longhorns football