Quinn Ewers was not the first commitment in the 2022 class for the Texas Longhorns, but any quarterback quickly becomes the leader and chief recruiter for the group. An historically-elite quarterback in ranking has the potential to become an historically-elite recruiter.
Even before he officially became a member of the Longhorns’ recruiting class, Ewers was already working on other top players in the country.
The player Ewers was “making eyes” at is four-star wide receiver Samuel M’Bake out of Snellville (Ga.).
At 6-foot-3, 205-pounds M’Bake is the type of receiver that head coach Tom Herman and this offensive staff has coveted in the last few recruiting cycles. The impact of the connection and the recruiting power of one of the best quarterback recruits of all-time could be massive for Texas moving forward.
We’ve already seen the impact of landing a charismatic quarterback early in the cycle — just look at what Jalen Milroe did for the 2021 class.
Ewers will help build further momentum in the 2022 class that started recently with the pledge of Lancaster wide receiver Phaizon Wilson and should certainly help alleviate the offensive line recruiting issues the Horns are facing in the 2021 class. In fact, Ewers is so talented that he might not just have an impact on recruiting in the 2022 and 2023 classes, but also the 2021 class.
Director of Recruiting Bryan Harrington even hinted at some good news that could come quickly after the commitment of Ewers.
The bottom line — there’s nothing like landing a quarterback ranked as the No. 1 player in the country to supercharge a program’s recruiting efforts. The magnitude of a decision like that sends out shockwaves that magnify the individual impact of landing such a highly-rated recruit.
This should be fun and it should significantly alter the trajectory of the Texas program under head coach Tom Herman.