No “Pomp and Circumstance” for Quinn Ewers.
Ewers is the college quarterback’s next big step, with the blonde Texas dynamo heading to Ohio State for the 2021 season after a high-profile recruiting process in recent years.
There’s a twist though: Ewers is forgoing his final season in high school for early registration in Ohio state, which was eye-opening. On Monday, Ewers, a three-year Southlake Carroll graduate, explained his decision to skip his final year of high school and start his college football career.
Citing the NIL (Name, Image and Likeness) laws among the reasons for enrolling early and starting your college career:
Ewers full statement:
Over the past few weeks, after UIL Texas informed me that I would be prohibited from enjoying my own name, image, and likeness, I took the time to think about what to expect, what to expect. short and long term. It’s unfortunate that I found myself in this situation, as my preference would have been to end my senior season at Southlake Carroll with the teammates and friends with whom I took the field over the past three years.
However, as a result of conversations with my family and those I know who have my best interests in mind, I decided it was time for me to enroll in Ohio State and start my career. as Buckeye.
It’s not just a financial decision; this is what is best for my football career. At 18 and with one last class about to complete to graduate from high school, I think it’s time to take the leap into my varsity career that lies ahead of me. I can’t wait to start learning from Coach Day and the rest of the coaching staff.
I understand that many will have their opinion on this issue. But only my loved ones and I know what is really best for me and my future. It was not a decision that I made without a lot of thought.
To my fellow Carroll Dragons: I will cherish the memories we have made together. While I won’t be there in the field with you this year, I will support you. You are my teammates now and forever. Go get that state championship!
To my family, friends and everyone who has given me their unconditional support, I will do my best to make you all proud in the future.
The NIL laws put in place across the country give athletes the power to capitalize on their name, image and likeness, changing the landscape of varsity sports to allow a sort of arms race for the best athletes in the world. country.
Ewers cited his home state’s college inter-school league ban from allowing him to profit from his talents and image as a reason to move on.
Ewers is a five-star rookie who has been courted by several college programs in recent years, before committing to the Longhorns in August 2020. He will later disengage from Texas and decide to join Ryan Day in Ohio for the season. 2022 college football tournament.