Report: 5-star QB Quinn Ewers, nation's No. 1 overall prospect, considering reclassifying to enroll early and sign NIL deals
Quinn Ewers has a huge decision to make.
If you aren’t yet familiar with his name, Ewers is a five-star quarterback prospect from the state of Texas that is committed to Ohio State. Not only is he a five-star recruit, Ewers is the nation’s No. 1 overall prospect in the 2022 recruiting cycle according to 247Sports Composite Rankings.
Instead of suiting up for Southlake Carroll for his senior season of high school football, Ewers is considering making the jump to Columbus early and reclassifying to play for the Buckeyes this season according to Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports.
“I don’t really know, I don’t have a final decision made quite yet,” Ewers said to Yahoo Sports. “I’m leaning toward leaving and going up to Ohio, just so I don’t have to deal with UIL stuff and can get comfortable with Ohio and Columbus and start to learn.”
The main reason Ewers is considering this move? He currently has the option to make close to a million dollars off his name, image and likeness.
In the state of Texas, high school athletes are prohibited from earning money via name, image and likeness. According to Ewers and his family, their preference is for Ewers to stay in high school for one more season, but the inability to profit off name, image and likeness in the state of Texas may force their hand.
It’s an interesting dilemma to be in and one that will likely cause waves all across college and high school sports.