Head Coach Steve Sarkisian has named redshirt freshman Quinn Ewers the starting quarterback for the Texas Longhorns this season. The former number one overall recruit spent last season with the Ohio State Buckeyes where he took a redshirt. Being stuck behind Ohio State’s starting quarterback CJ Stroud made him decide to transfer back to his home state of Texas. It wasn’t a guarantee that he would win the starting job at Texas. He competed with redshirt sophomore Hudson Card in practice and showed the coaching staff enough to earn their trust.
Quinn Ewers has been named starting QB of Texas, per multiple sources ? pic.twitter.com/ojSMgMnXCH
— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) August 19, 2022
The Texas Longhorns are not strangers to talented quarterback play. Quinn Ewers is one of just a few quarterbacks to receive a perfect 1.0000 rankings from the college recruit ranking websites. He will be the second quarterback to play at Texas with that perfect ranking joining former NFL quarterback Vince Young. Now with a chance to start in his home state, he can begin his path to the NFL. Competition for that job will stay stiff for Ewers with 2023 recruit Arch Manning headed to the campus as a freshman next season.
How this came down today was odd. Texas brought three players to interviews. Then, just out of the blue, Texas SID John Bianco said he had a message from Sark. Quinn Ewers is the starter. You could’ve hear a pin drop. Wow.
— Brian Davis (@BDavisAAS) August 19, 2022
The Texas football program hasn’t quite been what it used to be for some time now and a serious rebuild has been needed for some time. While the program has faltered on this in the past, the recruits are still pouring into the successful program. Quinn Ewers will be tasked with helping the team win games and bring Texas football back to its winning ways. Either Ewers or Manning will likely usher the team into the SEC very soon.