While he does have a glorious mullet and great taste in music, Ohio State transfer quarterback Quinn Ewers has yet to attempt a pass at the college level.
To take it even further, he has yet to put on a Texas helmet or even be named the starter for the Longhorns, but that has not stopped the experts from putting him in the early Heisman conversation.
It is no secret why, as Ewers garnered the highest ranking possible as a recruit, and was ranked above players like USC’s Caleb Williams coming out of high school. He also threw for nearly 7,000 yards, 73 touchdowns, and just eight interceptions in his two years of high school football.
Bleacher Report is the latest outlet to jump on the Ewers for Heisman train, as he was one of their underclassmen that have a chance to win the illustrious award.
Here is what they think of the young gunslinger:
Like Caleb Williams, Quinn Ewers will look to find success at a new school in 2022. Ewers spent the 2021 season at Ohio State, where he sat behind C.J. Stroud.
Ewers arrived at Ohio State as a former 5-star QB prospect and the No. 1 overall player from the class of 2021. The QB out of Southlake, Texas, had his best season as a sophomore in 2019, throwing for 4,003 yards and 45 touchdowns with just three interceptions at Southlake Carroll.
Ewers has a good shot at winning the starting job in Austin in 2022. The Longhorns’ starter for most of last season, Casey Thompson, has since transferred to Nebraska, but Ewers won’t be the only signal-caller in the quarterback room. He will compete with redshirt sophomore Hudson Card and true freshman Maalik Murphy to be the starter.
Could Ewers be the quarterback to bring Texas back to national relevancy while bringing home the Heisman? That depends on if he wins the starting job first.
There are a lot of expectations for the young quarterback,…