New Texas commit Southlake Carroll 2022 QB Quinn Ewers (6'3, 195) is rated as the No. 1 QB prospect in the state and a five-star prospect per TexasFootball.com. 247Sports has him rated as the composite No. 1 QB in the nation in his class.
Texas is no stranger to landing the top player in the state, in recent years it has signed No. 1 rated in-state prospects like Jackson Jeffcoat, Malik Jefferson and Caden Sterns and all three were the No. 1 rated players at their respective positions nationally. Landing the No. 1 rated QB is a different beast.
Ewers is the highest-rated quarterback prospect to commit to Texas since Vince Young back in the Class of 2002 -- 20 years!
That worked out pretty well for the Longhorns, as Young helped lead UT to the National Championship in 2005.
Ewers took the reigns at Dallas-area powerhouse Southlake Carroll as a sophomore in 2019 and quickly proved himself as one of the elite.
His breakout moment may have come in a Week 6 road win over Denton Guyer (highlights below), a victory that ultimately led to a 5-6A district title for the Dragons.
In the win, Ewers made his mark with 440 total yards and six touchdowns.
"He showed a lot of toughness and maturity," TexasFootball.com analyst Greg Powers informed. "As the game progressed, Ewers played better and better. It was a tough environment. Guyer pulled out to an early lead, but Ewers put his team on his back. He had a bunch of amazing throws and an impressive a 70-yard touchdown run up the sidelines late in the game. The TD run was the backbreaker for Guyer."
"I remember comparing him to a young Trevor Lawrence after the game, and I still think that Lawrence is a good comparison for Ewers. Lawrence was rated as the No. 1 QB and No. 1 prospect in the nation and Ewers has that same type of upside as a prospect."
Ewers helped lead SLC to a 13-1 record. He completed 292-of-402 (72%) of his passes for 3,998 yards and 45 touchdowns and rushed for 583 yards and nine scores to earn 5-6A MVP and second-team all-state honors.
Ewers selected the Longhorns over offers Baylor, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, LSU, Ohio State and Oklahoma.
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