Texas Lands 2022 Five-Star Quarterback Maalik Murphy, Basically Concedes on Quinn Ewers Recruitment

By David Wertheim on February 13, 2021 at 5:01 pm
Maalik Murphy

When Lone Star State native Quinn Ewers decommitted from his home-state Texas Longhorns back on Oct. 28, there was still a small chance that he would eventually re-pledge.

Ewers then committed to Ohio State on Nov. 19, and since then has been nothing but Buckeye, shutting down any talk of him eventually re-pledging back into the Longhorns’ 2022 class. Despite the hire of Steve Sarkisian coming with much pomp and circumstance, it appeared that Ewers had moved on entirely and is focusing his energy on building Ohio State's 2022 class, and this seems to be more true today with Texas accepting the commitment of California five-star Maalik Murphy.

Murphy is rated as the No. 30 overall player in the 2022 class and the No. 2 pro-style quarterback, trailing just Ewers in that regard. Despite ultimately failing to land Ewers, gaining the pledge of Murphy (who is an extremely talented player in his own right) is a big momentum boost for Sarkisian as he heads into his first season as the head coach at Texas. 

Of course, the big deal here for Ohio State fans is that they can ease their worries, knowing that Texas has a new quarterback in its class and that it's unlikely Ewers is going anywhere.

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