The 1 main reason he left Ohio State for Texas

Quinn Ewers explained his logic behind leaving Ohio State after one semester to play for Texas.

After playing a semester for Ryan Day at Ohio State, former five-star quarterback contender Quinn Ewers spoke on the podium Thursday about why he’s now playing for Steve Sarkisian in Texas.

“Growing up with the Longhorns, I always wanted to be in that burnt orange,” Ewers said. “There was a little bump in between, but I ended up here and I’m very grateful for all the opportunities that God has given me and I’m just excited to be back in my home state.”

Ewers had originally signed on to play for the home state Longhorns, but a coaching change at a critical time saw him briefly spend some time in Big Ten country. Ultimately, Ewers cited homesickness as the main reason he decided to return to Texas.

“At the end of the day, I just wanted to be closer to my family and friends and stuff like that.”

Quinn Ewers shares why he transferred to Texas after one semester at Ohio State

While Texas is down and in the midst of yet another coaching regime change, it could result in a five-star quarterback enrolling in a school outside of the Lone Star State. However, keep in mind that Ewers has been demoted to 2021 so he can benefit from NIL. As of today, a high school athlete in the state of Texas cannot be compensated for his name, likeness, or likeness. This was a factor.

“I feel like I kind of made a more emotional commitment. But at the end of the day I ended up where I think I should be and that was all,” said Ewers. “It’s all in the past. I try not to focus on all of that. I just try to keep the tunnel vision and focus on what’s ahead of me.”

Ewers graduated from high school a year early, so he’ll have two semesters of college under his belt by the time fall camp arrives. Despite having to learn and learn a new system, Ewers is expected to compete for game time with suspected Longhorns starter Hudson Card. He fought Casey Thompson for game time last year before Thompson moved to Nebraska.

As for expectations for Longhorns football this fall, well, they’ve got to at least go bowling. Anything below 6-6 will be beyond unacceptable for Sarkisian in his second season. Texas might “burst” as a sophomore, but the Longhorns are likely a notch or two below Big 12 championship contenders like Baylor and Oklahoma State for the upcoming collegiate campaign.

For now, Ewers appears to be enjoying playing football for his home state’s flagship university.

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John Verrall

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