Texas landed the biggest fish in the 2022 recruiting cycle on Friday afternoon when five-star quarterback Quinn Ewers of Southlake Carroll (Texas) picked UT over nearly every other major program in the country. Ewers is the first Texas quarterback to be ranked as the top prospect in the country since Vince Young.
Ewers, a 6-3, 195-pound prospect, is the No. 1-ranked recruit in the entire country, per the 247 Sports composite rankings. He’s the second pledge for Texas in the 2022 cycle, joining wide receiver Phaizon Wilson. Ewers led Southlake Carroll to the semifinals of the Class 6A Division I playoffs. He threw for 4,003 yards and 45 touchdown passes to just three interceptions during his sophomore season.
“I felt comfortable with the direction Texas is headed,” Ewers said. “My goal isn’t to earn the big rankings or get a bunch of press. I wanted to find the right fit for me. Texas was the right fit, so there was no need to wait. I can help start recruiting my peers to Texas.”
Ewers is set to join a loaded quarterback room led by new offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich. Current starter Sam Ehlinger is set to run out of eligibility after the 2020 season. The next crop of quarterbacks is already on campus with true freshman Hudson Card and Ja’Quinden Jackson set to compete with Casey Thompson once Ehlinger is gone. Four-star Jalen Milroe, the highest-ranked quarterback on the 2021 Fabulous 55, is currently pledged to the Longhorns.