I thought for sure that I’d have a day off.
Yahoo Sports’ Pete Thamel reported last night that Ohio State quarterback Quinn Ewers has entered the transfer portal and will transfer from Ohio State. The surprising part are his potential destinations:
Sources told Yahoo Sports on Friday that Ewers has informed Buckeyes officials that he intends to enter the NCAA transfer portal. Ewers is expected to consider Texas, Texas A&M and Texas Tech for his next school, sources told Yahoo Sports.
If you’re thinking this is a long-shot, well, I do too, but Rivals Steve Wiltfong thinks it is 50/50 that Ewers chooses Texas Tech.
— CBS Sports HQ (@CBSSportsHQ) December 4, 2021
Shortly after this was announced, your very own Patrick Mahomes tweeted.
— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes) December 4, 2021
This is Texas Tech’s director of scouting.
— Cody Bellaire (@CodyBellaire) December 4, 2021
As to who is Ewers, he was Southlake Carroll’s quarterback and was supposed to be part of the upcoming 2022 class, but reclassified and started at Ohio State in 2021. He was a 5-star player and the #2 player in his class.
And back to the Thamel article, if Ewers does commit, then it could cause a fairly significant recruiting boon for the team that is able to sign him.
And for now, that’s heading home to Texas. Expect Ewers’ upcoming decision to reverberate throughout the state. Ewers has such magnetism in Texas that he’s expected to attempt to recruit other top players to follow him to his destination. And that could prompt him to decide on an expedited timetable, as signing day is Dec. 15.
I should also mention that Riley Dodge is the head coach at Southlake Carroll and would it at all surprise you that Riley is well connected to Joey McGuire and I’ve even heard rumblings that Riley might be part of Texas Tech’s staff.
Things are definitely heating up in the way that Zach Kittley is trending towards being the offensive coordinator for Texas Tech. His Western Kentucky Hilltoppers lot to Jeff Traylor’s Roadrunners 49-41 last night, where Bailey Zappe threw for 577 yards, 4 touchdowns, and 2 picks, piled up 568 yards including -9 on the ground.