He's already learning.
Ohio State's top-rated 2022 commitment is five-star Texas quarterback Quinn Ewers. The former Longhorn commitment pledged to the Buckeyes back in November and is currently chasing a title in The Lone Star State.
Listed as the No. 1 prospect in his class, Ewers spent his Saturday squaring off with the powerhouse Duncanville program in the Texas 6A semifinals. With an 11-1 record on the season, Ewers and his Southlake Carroll team were considered an underdog against the 10-1 Panthers. Duncanville's lone loss on the season had come against Florida's prestigious IMG Academy.
Ewers accounted for 167 passing yards and two touchdowns (one passing, one rushing) as the Dragons pulled off a 34-27 upset win. The victory means the Southlake Carroll squad will play next week for the Texas 6A state championship.
After the game – and just about 48 hours ahead of the CFP championship – Ewers had a cordial exchange with four-star 2021 Alabama signee Kendrick Blackshire.
The Buckeyes and Crimson Tide will square off Monday night from Miami. The two programs are sure to make it back to the playoffs over the next several years, so Ewers and Blackshire may very well see one another again. The five-star's future position coach was clearly paying attention to the Dragons' victory despite prepping for Monday night.
— Corey Dennis (@CoreyDennis_) January 9, 2021
Ohio State's 2022 recruiting class is ranked No. 1 in the country. Ewers is one of three five-star commitments and has already taken on an active role in recruiting others to join him in Columbus. His Southlake team will face 13-0 Austin Westlake next Saturday at Arlington Stadium.