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No. 1 QB Recruit Considers Skipping Senior Year, Attending Ohio State For Possible NIL Deals

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Ohio State commit Quinn Ewers could finish his senior year ahead of schedule to enroll early and cash in on endorsements.

Ewers, 18, is heading into his senior season at Southlake Carroll — a public high school in the suburbs of Dallas — but under Texas Law, high school players can’t profit off their name, image and likeness. At Ohio State, he could, Yahoo Sports’ Pete Thamel reports.

He’s currently the No. 1 Overall Recruit in the 2022 class, according to both Rivals and 247Sports, and Front Office Sports said with his 82,000 Instagram followers could earn $1 million in the next year.

“I don’t really know, I don’t have a final decision made quite yet,” Ewers said in a phone interview with Yahoo Sports on Wednesday. “I’m leaning toward leaving and going up to Ohio, just so I don’t have to deal with [University Interscholastic League] stuff and can get comfortable with Ohio and Columbus and start to learn.”

Yahoo Sports reports that Ewers and his parents made it clear that their preference is he stays in high school and is allowed to sign the deals, but UIL deputy director Jamey Harrison said that decision is out of his hands.

“The legislation that passed in Texas prohibits these types of agreements,” Harrison told Yahoo Sports. “Given that those types of agreements are prohibited by state law, we could not be open to it.”

“We’re still sorting our way through all of this,” Harrison said. “High school associations are in the same place we are. We’ll still sorting through this.”

Written by Meg Turner

Meg graduated from the University of Central Florida and writes and tweets about anything related to sports. She replies to comments she shouldn't reply to online and thinks the CFP Rankings are absolutely rigged. Follow her on Twitter at @Megnturner_ and Instagram at @Megnturner.

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  1. Before we bash this kid let’s consider that if we were in his shoes there is a very very good chance we would do the same thing and try to lock up some serious $$$.

    If he’s not doing it unethically then good on him.
    We still live in a country where doing well is possible. Despite what the left tries to sell everyday

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