Quarterback Quinn Ewers has revealed the reason why he transferred from Ohio State to Texas.
Ewers originally committed to the Buckeyes in the class of 2021 and was the top overall recruit in that class, regardless of position. He was set to be the quarterback of the future for the program until things changed.
C.J. Stroud started over him and ran away with the job after having an outstanding 2021 campaign. As a freshman, he threw for 4,435 yards and had a TD/INT ratio of 44/6. He finished top three in the Heisman Trophy voting and looks poised to be a top candidate again in 2022.
Ewers eventually decided to transfer and it wasn’t because he’d likely sit behind Stroud again. It was because he wanted to play for the team he grew up cheering for.
“I grew up always watching the Longhorns play,” Ewers said. “I wanted to be in that burnt orange, and you know, there was a little obstacle in between, but I ended up here and I’m very thankful for all the opportunities God has given me and I’m just excited to be back in the home state.
Got our first chance to talk with new Texas QB Quinn Ewers this morning pic.twitter.com/m3TQldWQGt
— Travis Recek (@TravisRecek) April 14, 2022
The college football world thinks Ewers went to Texas for other reasons.
He wanted a million bucks from Ohio State… which is fine… just say it and move along. Good for you.
— Jason LaPlace (@ASUJBL) April 14, 2022
Cmon dog it’s okay to say that it’s cuz CJ balled out and was gonna cost you a year of playing time which is totally fine…
— Drew (@710dr3w) April 14, 2022
Just say you wanted the money, and you were mad that you weren’t given the job because Stroud is a Heisman contender. It’s okay, Quinn. https://t.co/CJtUpOO2sH
— ben fertig (@BenFertig) April 14, 2022
Then why commit to Ohio state and waste everyone’s time 🤣🤣 I wish he would say it with his chest the real reason he did all this. https://t.co/gmhm3iKaq9
— Lexi 🌰 (@AlexisW1202) April 14, 2022
So why didn’t he commit there first Lmao. Knew he wasn’t gonna play in Columbus. https://t.co/wbQ5BZYhlt
— Heavy™ (@_Heavyy) April 14, 2022
Ewers will likely be the starting quarterback in Texas this season as the program tries to get back to relevancy.