Despite his pedigree, Quinn Ewers will not be Ohio State’s star quarterback of the future.
The top-ranked quarterback from the Class of 2022 who enrolled early at Ohio State to capitalize on the state’s name, image and likeness laws for college athletes, will enter the NCAA transfer portal, multiple media outlets reported Friday.
Ewers, part of a crowded quarterback depth chart, took two snaps for the Buckeyes. Redshirt freshman C.J. Stroud started every game of the 2021 regular season for Ohio State and is in the running to be a Heisman Trophy finalist.
The school also has highly-rated quarterbacks Kyle McCord and Jack Miller with multiple years of eligibility remaining, prompting Ewers to look elsewhere.
Yahoo reported that Ewers is considering transferring Texas, Texas A&M and Texas Tech.
A Southlake, Texas, native, Ewers committed to the Longhorns before flipping to Ohio State and enrolling early due at least in part to rules prohibiting Texas high schoolers from making money with their NIL rights.
Ewers reportedly earned more than $1 million on NIL deals after arriving at Ohio State.
–Field Level Media