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Four-star QB Trey Owens signs with Texas

The Longhorns officially have their quarterback for the 2024 cycle.

Trey Owens

The Texas Longhorns continue to add talent and depth to the quarterback room with the signature of Cypress Cy-Fair quarterback Trey Owens.

Owens, the longest-tenured commitment in the 2024 signing class, was a cornerstone and vocal recruiter for the Longhorns after coming into the fold in January of 2023. Ranked as consensus three-star prospect at the time, Owens was one of just five offers by quarterback coach AJ MIlwee and the only in-state quarterback offer for Texas in the cycle.

“Me and my family kind of talked. Do we really have reason to wait?” Owens told Orangebloods. “UT has given me everything I’ve needed, anything I could really want. There was really no reason to wait.”

The vocal leader of the group, Owens was a part of the pivotal June 23 visit weekend that netted 10 of Texas’s 22 commitments — including two Texas five-star commitments.

Once committed to Texas, Owens elevated his play and led Cy-Fair to an 11-2 season behind his 3,303 yards and 43 touchdowns — including a shocking overtime upset over Katy in the 6A Playoffs. Named district MVP in both years as a starter for the Bobcats, Owens passed for 6,360 yards and 77 touchdowns as the full-time starter.

The 6’5, 205-pound signal caller steps into a quarterback room behind at least one, if not two, of the highest-ranked prep quarterbacks of all time. Current QB1 Quinn Ewers has yet to make his decision about the NFL Draft, although reports indicate he may be leaning towards a return for 2024 to improve his draft stock With Maalik Murphy in the transfer portal, Arch Manning — former No. 1 recruit — is waiting in the wings for his chance to take over, whether in 2024 or 2025.

Owens, who recently picked up a fourth star on the 247Sports Composite, is no slouch in the backfield, ranked as the No. 16 quarterback in the country and the No. 43 player in the state of Texas.