Five-star QB Quinn Ewers enrolls at Ohio State, is officially on football team

Bill Rabinowitz
The Columbus Dispatch
Quinn Ewers

Quarterback Quinn Ewers has enrolled in classes at Ohio State and is officially on the Buckeyes' football team, the university confirmed Sunday.

Ewers was the top-rated player in the 2022 recruiting class until he decided to leave Southlake Carroll High School in suburban Dallas, Texas, to enroll at Ohio State. He did so in part to take advantage of name, image and likeness opportunities that are now available to college athletes but not those in high school. Ewers has already shot an advertisement for a Kombucha beverage in which he reportedly has an equity stake in the company.

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Ewers will wear No. 3 for the Buckeyes.

In two years as Southlake Carroll's quarterback, Ewers completed 70% of his passes while throwing for 6,445 yards and 73 touchdowns with eight interceptions, according to Maxpreps.com.

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The 6-foot-3, 206-pound Ewers is the highest-ranked recruit for Ohio State in the modern recruiting era, but he now must play catch-up if he hopes to push for significant playing time this season. Redshirt freshmen C.J. Stroud and Jack Miller have been competing with true freshman Kyle McCord for the starting job. Stroud is considered the front-runner.

Ohio State had a scrimmage on Saturday as it prepares for its season-opener at Minnesota on Sept. 2. Coach Ryan Day said last week that he hoped to have clarity about the starter after the scrimmage.

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