New Ohio State quarterback commit in Southlake (Texas) Carroll’s
It’s a few hundred acres and he looks forward to taking future teammates there down the road.
The 6-foot-3, 195-pound Ewers announced his pledge to the Buckeyes Thursday evening after telling Ryan Day and his staff earlier that morning.
“I called Coach Day and I think he was on speakerphone because I heard coaches in the back hollering and what not,” Ewers laughed. “They were really fired up.”
So is Ewers, a former Texas commit who also strongly considered the likes of Alabama, Auburn and Oklahoma. Ewers reopened his recruitment in late October after a two-month verbal to the Longhorns. He quickly trended towards the Buckeyes on the 247Sports Crystal Ball. He continued to stay in touch with the Big Ten power throughout his process.
“I loved the University of Texas and it had nothing bad towards them obviously, but I just felt like it wasn’t the right fit for me right now and I just realized that and I looked into Ohio State pretty hard and I realized that was the right spot for me to be,” Ewers explained.
Quarterbacks coach Corey Dennis was the lead recruiter for Ewers. The two met when the Lone Star State passer camped at OSU in the eighth grade.
“Just their whole demeanor and how they carry themselves,” Ewers said of what stood out. “They’re always doing things right on the field and off as well. Just the way Coach Day and Coach Dennis hold themselves to a much higher standard. They’re always going to be up for the National Championship and just how they develop their quarterbacks and their players.”
Ewers felt that development himself when Ohio State was first to offer after that camp three summers ago. He can’t wait to play for Dennis.
“He’s still fired up,” Ewers stated. “That’s the thing about him, me and him have a good relationship already. We talk pretty much every day on the phone and he’s really cool.
“I’ve known all those guys for a while. I feel like from the very beginning even in the eighth grade when Coach Dennis got to coach me, I’ve felt close to him and we always clicked. I like the words he used and how he trained me. I just loved the way he worked and his demeanor about it.”
Ewers is commit No. 8 for the Buckeyes in the 2022 class, adding to a haul ranked No. 1 nationally by the 247Sports Composite. He said he’s already started working on fellow Texas natives in receivers Evan Stewart, Caleb Burton and Armani Winfield to join him in Columbus.
And perhaps hang out at the farm with him.