The Texas football program is on an all-time high as of late thanks to a strong recruiting class for the 2022 cycle.
However, the biggest splash over the last month is generational talent Quinn Ewers signing with Texas. The Ohio State transfer who held the highest ranking ever as a recruit decided to head back home.
It’s a move that has already scared away quarterbacks on the roster, as Casey Thompson announced his intentions to transfer days after Ewers signed. Landing Ewers is massive for the present moment, but many feared it would hurt their chances with 2023 No. 1 overall player and quarterback, Arch Manning.
Prior to the Ewers decision, Texas was viewed as the favorite to land Manning thanks to the strong relationship he has with head coach Steve Sarkisian. Now, many are speculating that Manning will not want to sit behind Ewers for a year or two. In an interview with On3 (subscription required), Manning shared his thoughts on Ewers landing at Texas, and how that does not deter him.
“I think there are going to be good players everywhere. You can’t really look at it based off other players and depth charts. I think you just have to find the best place for you. … He’s a really good player. I stay in touch with him. He’s a good guy. I’m excited to see what he can do this year and hear all about it.”
This bodes well for Texas, who has struggled with recruiting top quarterback talent. Outside of Maalik Murphy and Ewers, who are both members Sarkisian’s most recent class, the Longhorns have had issues in the past with recruiting the nation’s top quarterback prospects.
If Sarkisian can find a way to convince Manning to be the heir to Ewers’ throne, it could have the makings of Texas’ best quarterback situation since Colt McCoy took over for Vince Young.