Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Quinn Ewers (3) throws during football training camp at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center in Columbus on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021.

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Reports: Ohio St. QB Quinn Ewers lands $1.4 million NIL deal

Before ever seeing the field in a college game, new Ohio State quarterback Quinn Ewers is earning more than $1 million for his name, image and likeness.

GT Sports Marketing, a company that deals in athlete autographs, signed a multi-year deal with Ewers, multiple reports said Tuesday.

Ewers was the No. 1-rated quarterback in the Class of 2022 before he reclassified to 2021. He headed to Columbus early because in his home state of Texas, there were not yet laws in place for him to capitalize on NIL rights as a high schooler.

Action Network was the first to report the news. ESPN reported that the deal was worth $1.4 million overall and marks Ewers’ third NIL deal to date.

It’s unknown just when Ewers will begin to see the field for Ohio State. Redshirt freshman C.J. Stroud was named the Buckeyes’ starting quarterback for their season opener Thursday at conference opponent Minnesota.

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Five-star QB Quinn Ewers officially enrolls at Ohio State

Five-star quarterback recruit Quinn Ewers is officially enrolled at Ohio State after reclassifying from the Class of 2022 to take advantage of name, image and likeness possibilities in college.

Ewers was considered the No. 1 recruit in the Class of 2022 by 247Sports and No. 2 recruit by ESPN before announcing his intention to reclassify two weeks ago.

Ewers was set to play his senior high school season at Southlake Carroll in Texas this fall before becoming an early enrollee in Columbus in January 2022. One reason he changed course was because of his inability to earn money off his name, image and likeness as a high school athlete in Texas.

Ohio State has not yet named a starting quarterback for the upcoming season, which begins Sept. 2 against the Minnesota Golden Gophers.

Redshirt freshman C.J. Stroud is considered the frontrunner for the position, but fellow redshirt freshman Jack Miller and true freshman Kyle McCord are also in the mix.

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QB Quinn Ewers skips senior year of HS to enroll at Ohio State

Five-star quarterback Quinn Ewers out of Texas has reclassified from the Class of 2022 to compete for the starting job at Ohio State this season.

Ewers was the No. 1 prospect — and top quarterback — in the ’22 class, per 247Sports’ composite rankings. Ewers decommitted from Texas in October 2020 and committed to the Buckeyes a month later.

He announced Monday he has elected to forgo his senior year at Southlake Carroll and finish high school early. He’s one class away from earning his high school degree.

Ewers said he found himself in an “unfortunate” situation after the Texas University Interscholastic League ruled that he could not profit off his name, image and likeness as a prep athlete.

“This is not just a financial decision; this is about what is best for my football career,” Ewers posted to Twitter. “… I feel it’s time to get that jump on my college career that is available to me. I am eager to start learning from Coach (Ryan) Day and the rest of the coaching staff.”

The 6-foot-3 Ewers will battle it out with redshirt freshmen C.J. Stroud and Jack Miller as well as true freshman Kyle McCord to replace Justin Fields as the OSU signal caller. Stroud has been considered the frontrunner.

Ewers finished with 6,445 yards passing and 73 touchdowns in his final two years at Southlake Carroll, which lost the 6A Texas state title to Austin Westlake last season.

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Top recruit in 2022 QB Ewers decommits from Texas

Prep quarterback Quinn Ewers, the consensus top-ranked quarterback prospect in the Class of 2022, announced Wednesday he has decommitted from the Texas Longhorns program.

In a post on his Twitter account, the Southland, Texas, native explained his decision

“Recently, as I’ve competed alongside my teammates during my junior season at Southlake Carroll, I’ve also taken some time to think about my future,” Ewers wrote. “Given the COVID-19 pandemic facing us, this has been a challenging year for all students like myself. With the support of my family, I tried to navigate the recruiting process the best way I could.

“With the process being abnormal this season, I tried my best to keep an open mind to all possibilities.”

The loss of the in-state talent Ewers, listed as 6-foot-3 and 205 pounds, for the Longhorns is a recruiting blow. Several outlets rate the teen in the top 10 overall prospects for his grade, with ESPN touting him as the best among all positions.

Ewers originally committed to Texas in August, but he was recruited hard by Ohio State as well. After Ewers’ post, recruiting outlet 247sports.com designated the Buckeyes as the most likely to land the quarterback.

According to Rivals, Ewers’ departure leaves coach Tom Herman’s Longhorns down to a pair of four-star commitments in 2022: wide receiver Phaizon Wilson and defensive back Jaylon Guilbeau.

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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.

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