Quinn Ewers, a freshman quarterback at Ohio State, has signed a name, image, and likeness (NIL) deal worth $1.4 million.
Quinn Ewers Making it Rain with Cash
GT Sports Marketing entered into the agreement with Ewers that is for three years, in exchange for Ewers signing autographs. This deal is Ewers’ third NIL deal so far.
Ewers, a former standout at Southlake Carrol, wants to profit off of the new policies and opportunities that have evolved with NIL agreements being granted to college athletes.
Once NIL was passed, Ewers, the No. 1 ranked prospect in the 2022 class, decided to forego his final year of high school and reclassify to the 2021 class. He then enrolled early at Ohio State. He joined the team in August.
The 6-foot-3, 205-pound Ewers had scholarships from every major college program in the country. Under normal circumstances, he would stay in high school until January.
Take the Money and Run
Texas does not allow student-athletes in high school to profit from their own name, image, and likeness. So, Ewers decided to graduate high school a year early and go get paid.
Ewers is the second athlete from Texas to skip his senior year of high school this season. RB Jaydon Blue decided to skip his senior year of high school at Klein Cain.
Ewers has not taken a snap for the Buckeyes and is way down on the depth chart at quarterback at this point of his college career. He had previously committed to the University of Texas but decommitted in October of last year.
Quinn Ewers was a Star at Southlake Carroll
At Southlake (TX) Carroll High School Ewers passed for 4003 yards in 2019 with 45 touchdowns. In 2020, passed for 2442 yards and 28 touchdowns. He led the Dragons to the 6A state championship game against QB Cade Klubnik and Austin Westlake.
In that game, Ewers passed for 351 yards and three touchdowns, 2 INTs, and was sacked three times. Austin Westlake hoisted the hardware after a 52-34 win.
In two seasons at Southlake Carroll, he passed for 6445 yards and 73 touchdowns.
Tony Thomas is a freelance writer. He also writes about college football on his own site, www.thegridironnews.com.
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