Top recruit in 2022 commits to Texas
Quarterback Quinn Ewers, the top-rated high school recruit in the Class of 2022 according to most services, on Friday announced his commitment to Texas, giving the Longhorns the top player in their home state and one of their most significant recruiting wins in decades.
Ewers, who reportedly had Alabama, Auburn, Ohio State and Oklahoma among his finalists, is the top-rated incoming high school junior in the nation, per ESPN and 247Sports, with one analyst for the latter saying he may be slightly ahead in his development of where Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence was through his sophomore season.
The 6-foot-3, 195-pound Southlake Carroll star announced his decision on Twitter, simply posting the word “COMMITTED!!” and images of him in high school and Longhorns uniforms.
According to 247Sports, Ewers completed 72 percent of his passes for 4,003 yards, 45 touchdowns and three interceptions as a sophomore. He also ran for 568 yards and nine touchdowns in leading his team to a 13-1 record and spot in the state quarterfinals, where their season ended with a 49-35 loss to Duncanville.
The last No. 1 overall recruit in the 247Sports composite to sign with Texas was quarterback Vince Young in 2002. Young threw for 6,040 yards, 44 touchdowns and 28 interceptions in three seasons with the Longhorns, adding 3,127 yards and 37 touchdowns rushing.
He led Texas to a 13-0 record and the national championship in the 2005 season, finishing second in the Heisman Trophy balloting to USC running back Reggie Bush — who would later vacate the award during an investigation into whether Bush’s family received improper benefits.
–Field Level Media