Ohio State quarterback Quinn Ewers makes the trip to New Jersey for Rutgers game
Ohio State freshman quarterback Quinn Ewers made the trip to Piscataway, New Jersey, on Saturday for the Buckeyes' second Big Ten game of the season.
Ewers, who enrolled at Ohio State in August after deciding late to skip his senior season at Southlake Carroll High School in Texas, was not a part of the Buckeyes' travel roster to Minnesota earlier this season.
Ewers arrived at training camp late, the result of some procedural hurdles after leaving high school early.
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Coach Ryan Day said Ewers suffered an injury shortly after that. This news would seem to be a sign that things are starting to go the right way for the true freshman.
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Ewers is one of four freshmen in the Ohio State quarterback room. Redshirt freshman C.J. Stroud is the starter, but he missed the Akron game due to a shoulder injury.
True freshman Kyle McCord started in his place and was the conference's top freshman last week against the Zips.
Jack Miller, a redshirt freshman also played against the Zips.
Ryan Day has admitted that Quinn Ewers is behind
Before the Akron game, Day admitted that Ewers transition has been tough.
“I think he would tell you that it's been hard for him, kind of jumping into this thing during the preseason, and then being out for a little bit of a stretch,” Day said.
Ewers was the top-rated quarterback of the 2022 recruiting class before re-classifying and enrolling this season. He made headlines afterward when he signed an endorsement deal reportedly worth $1.4 million.