Vols Offer No. 1 QB in 2022 Class

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    Tennessee added two quarterbacks to their roster in the 2020 recruiting cycle, and they’re targeting several signal-callers in the 2021 class as well. Now, the Vols have entered the race for the top-rated quarterback in the 2022 cycle, too.

    On Wednesday, the Vols extended an offer to Quinn Ewers, the No. 1 overall quarterback in the 2022 cycle. He added offers from Missouri and Ole Miss shortly after picking up the offer from UT.

    The 6-foot-3, 195-pound quarterback finished up his sophomore season at Southlake Carroll High School in Southlake, Texas in 2019, and he’s already turning heads. He’s the No. 2 overall prospect in the 2022 class per 247Sports, and he holds offers from Alabama, Oklahoma, Ohio State, Texas, Auburn, USC, Texas A&M, Michigan, and many other schools.

    Ewers becomes the 12th quarterback to pick up an offer from Tennessee in the 2022 cycle so far. Other notable 2022 QBs to hold offers from the Vols are Tevin Carter, in-state QB Ty Simpson, in-state QB Kaden Martin (son of Tee Martin), and MJ Morris among others.

    For just being a sophomore this past season, Ewers looks like a poised high school quarterback. He has a lot of zip on his passes, has good pocket awareness, and is capable of making a number of throws. He has a pretty deep ball, and he can fit passes into tight windows. Not only that, but Ewers is a capable runner with good burst and good enough speed to eat up yardage.

    In his sophomore season, Ewers threw for 4,003 yards, 45 touchdowns, and just three interceptions while completing 72.4 percent of his 402 passes according to MaxPreps. He also ran for 568 yards and nine touchdowns on 83 carries. Ewers eclipsed the 300-yard passing mark in eight games and threw at least one touchdown in all 14 games he played as a sophomore.

    MaxPreps named Ewers the Sophomore of the Year in January for his performance in 2019. He was also the Texas District 5-6A Overall MVP and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram Male Athlete of the Year.

    Tennessee doesn’t currently have any recruits committed to them in the 2022 cycle, but quarterback figures to be a big focus for the Vols in that class. UT’s coaches have already identified several targets, and Ewers is the newest name added to the board.