Tom Herman’s job security was already in doubt.
Now, the seat may have gotten a little bit hotter under the embattled Longhorns head coach.
Quarterback Quinn Ewers, the No. 1 overall prospect in the class of 2022, announced his decommitment from Texas late Wednesday evening.
“I’ve come to realize I didn’t explore all options as thoroughly as I would have liked,” Ewers wrote. “Therefore, I’ve decided to de-commit and reassess the situation before making such an important decision on my future.”
It had been just a matter of weeks since Ewers committed to the Longhorns. He’s now back on the market, and the feeding frenzy for his services figures to be one of the most hotly contested in recent memory. The Southlake Carroll product is one of the most highly regarded high school prospects in history, as he previously became just the sixth player ever to receive a perfect 1.0000 rating from 247Sports’ composite metric.
Oklahoma has a standing offer to Ewers, but with Caleb Williams set to arrive in 2021, it doesn’t seem that they’ll make a serious play for another top quarterback. Nevertheless, it’s not out of the question that Lincoln Riley could sell the Sooners to Ewers, even if he’ll have to ride the bench for a couple of years at the outset.
Ewers is the second high-profile player to decommit from Texas this month, as elite 2021 ATH Billy Bowman also jumped ship on the Longhorns. Oklahoma is considered a frontrunner to land Bowman, who put the Sooners in his revised top three shortly after renouncing his pledge to UT.
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