The nation’s No. 1 overall player for the class of 2022, 5-star quarterback Quinn Ewers, decommitted from Texas Wednesday night — a school he committed to in August.

That’s obviously a huge blow for Tom Herman and the Longhorns. Ewers has offers from schools around the country, including virtually every SEC program.

The 6-foot-3, 195-pound signal caller is from Southlake, Texas, and while most think Ohio State is now the team to beat for his signature, Ewers may look to the SEC, too.

247Sports recruiting expert Steve Wiltfong mentioned 6 schools to keep an eye on, including 2 from the SEC — Alabama and Auburn.

On Alabama:

Nick Saban and company were another program Ewers strongly considered early on in the process. Alabama has a lot of things Ewers is looking for in a program and it was an intriguing option for several reasons.

Like Ohio State, the Crimson Tide have recruited the state of Texas tremendously well; just recently they took twin Longhorns legacies Tommy and James Brockermeyer, a five-star OT and a four-star center, respectively. And don’t forget that Ewers’ commitment to Texas a few months ago was the catalyst for the Tide flipping 2021 Texas QB commit Jalen Milroe to their class.

On Auburn:

Ewers had a visit scheduled to The Plains prior to the Covid-19 pandemic hitting. Offensive coordinator Chad Morris has several ties to the state and specifically to several coaches on the Southlake Carroll staff. The Tigers have Bo Nix at QB in their plans for the 2022 season but not much else behind him, so the path to nearly immediate playing time would be there for Ewers.

Along with the Tide and Tigers, Wiltfong mentions the Ohio State Buckeyes, Clemson Tigers, Oklahoma Sooners and Texas Longhorns as the other 4 potential landing spots.

You can check out Ewers’ high school highlights below: