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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.

–Field Level Media

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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.

–Field Level Media