Fans, media react to news that 5-star QB Quinn Ewers could play for Buckeyes in 2021, sign NIL deals
5-star quarterback and Ohio State commit Quinn Ewers is “Leaning towards” enrolling at Ohio State for this upcoming season and skipping his senior year of high school, according to a bombshell report on Wednesday afternoon.
That’s per Yahoo!’s Pete Thamel, who adds that Ewers is weighing his options with multiple Name, Image and Likeness deals on the table if he re-classifies. According to Texas law, he would be ineligible to play for his high school this season if he signs sings and endorsement deal.
Thamel’s report says Ewers could earn close to $1 million this upcoming season if he enrolls at Ohio State.
If Ewers does opt to re-classify, it would be a pioneering move that could change how elite prospects handle the end of their high school careers.
Ewers is one of the top quarterback prospects in the country, regardless of class. According to 247Sports Composite rankings, he’s the No. 1 overall player in the class of 2022.
For Ohio State, it would give the Buckeyes one of the deepest quarterback rooms in the country for this upcoming season. While Ewers would likely redshirt, Ohio State would also have CJ Stroud, Jack Miller and Kyle McCord on the team this fall.
After the report was released, college football fans and media went to Twitter to share their thoughts and opinions on the potential move. Here’s the best of that reaction:
Dude is looking to leave high school a year early to cash in on that Head & Shoulders money!https://t.co/8hYVm0CK6m
— Rich Ohrnberger (@ohrnberger) July 28, 2021
One quibble is I think Arch Manning more well known than Quinn Ewers, but the overall story of what he might do is groundbreaking.
— Andrew Marchand (@AndrewMarchand) July 28, 2021
Quinn Ewers and his family have a tough decision to make…its easy to sit behind the scenes and QB this thing without all the details…whatever happens I wish him well #txhsfb
— Matt Stepp (@Matt_Stepp817) July 28, 2021
Not-so-hot take: Quinn Ewers won’t be the last high school player deciding between early college enrollment/NIL opportunities and playing high school sports. The NFHS took a hard stance against NIL. Players like Ewers and Mikey Williams could make big $ now.
— Joseph Hoyt (@JoeJHoyt) July 28, 2021
Depending on what Quinn Ewers decides, for the 2021 season, Ohio State could have a QB room made up of:
That depth compared to what it was in 2019 is remarkable
— The Victory Bell (@VictoryBellOSU) July 28, 2021
Quinn Ewers can come here now….
Make a million dollars….
Get an extra year of development from Coach Day and Coach Dennis and get bodied by Marotti. Learn the playbook. Build relationships. Have fun. Live his best life.
and you think this is a bad thing?
— Jeremiah (@SYRmotsag) July 28, 2021
Quinn Ewers is choosing between going to Ohio State early to potentially make $1 million, or playing his senior high school football season in Texas.
What a world this is at the moment. https://t.co/YU5zHhJAkR
— TJ Eckert (@TJEckertKTUL) July 28, 2021
Quinn Ewers Cardale Jones
"we ain't come here to play school" https://t.co/o0Rep9egAw
— Tyler Conway (@jtylerconway) July 28, 2021
It’s a new world we’re living in and hoo boy, that can of worms is wide open for Quinn Ewers, who is considered the top QB recruit in the country. https://t.co/BzAVA0Us3u
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) July 28, 2021
Quinn Ewers would come in who supposed to be playing high school football, and would be making more money from NIL than the entire #3 team in country who's players just came off a national title appearance. Wild times, but I'm here for it.
— jbook™ (@jbook37) July 28, 2021
Why is @QuinnEwers considering skipping his senior year of HS?
Because Texas' NIL law didn't only give rights to college athletes, it took away those same opportunities from HS athletes.
So incredibly shortsighted. pic.twitter.com/QWRXFxdac3
— Darren Heitner (@DarrenHeitner) July 28, 2021
NIL is a game-changer. The Quinn Ewers show could be coming early 👀 https://t.co/aMHVLdvb4L
— 𝚂𝚙𝚎𝚗𝚌𝚎𝚛 𝙶𝚎𝚛𝚖𝚊𝚗 (@Spencito_) July 28, 2021