Texas has its quarterback of the future secured by scoring a commitment from the top rookie of 2023, Arch Manning. However, Manning still has one more year of high school football left, which leaves the Longhorns with an opening at the game’s most important position.
On Friday, head coach Steve Sarkisian named redshirt freshman Quinn Ewers his team’s starter for the upcoming season. on 247Sports.
Ewers (6-foot-3, 206 pounds) was a highly touted recruit coming out of Southlake Carroll (Texas) and was the No. 1 quarterback in the 2021 recruiting cycle. After decommitting from Texas, he committed to Ohio State but didn’t see any playing time last year behind CJ Stroud and transferred to Texas in January.
Ewers says he wants to return to his home state near friends and family.
Ewers had to beat out third-year QB Hudson Card to win the job. Last season card appeared in seven games, totaling 590 passing yards, five touchdowns and one interception. As recently as Thursday, Sarkisian called the battle between the two quarterbacks difficult.
Texas begins its 2022 schedule at home against LA-Monroe on Saturday. Sept. 3, followed by a big challenge against No. 1-ranked Alabama on the 10th.
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