Quinn Ewers is officially a Buckeye.
Ohio State confirmed Sunday that the five-star quarterback, who was originally set to join the Buckeyes in January as a member of the recruiting class of 2022, is enrolled in classes and is now officially a member of the football team after reclassifying to the class of 2021.
Ewers, who arrived in Columbus on Saturday after completing his high school graduation requirements, will wear No. 3 for the Buckeyes.
Ewers is now part of a quarterback room that also includes fellow five-star freshman Kyle McCord and four-star redshirt freshmen C.J. Stroud and Jack Miller, giving Ohio State four scholarship quarterbacks for the remainder of preseason camp and the 2021 season.
While Ohio State has not officially named a starting quarterback yet, Ewers is unlikely to factor into the competition to start the season opener at Minnesota on Sept. 2, as Ryan Day said last week that he expected to have “a pretty good feel” for who the starting quarterback would be by this weekend and that he could choose a starting quarterback as soon as this week.
That said, Ewers is eligible to play for the Buckeyes this season, giving Ohio State another option at the position as the season progresses and giving him the chance to start being coached by Ryan Day and Corey Dennis right now and likely get some game reps this fall. Now that he's no longer playing high school football, he's also already profiting off his name, image and likeness, having announced his first endorsement deal with Holy Kombucha this past week.