The Texas A&M football team looks like it’ll be gearing up for a three-man quarterback competition this offseason. Alongside the obvious two candidates in Zach Calzada and Haynes King, a true freshman will be joining the race.
That true freshman is five-star prospect Conner Weigman.
This gives the Aggies a really strange quarterback situation. It’s definitely not a bad situation — two highly-recruited high school quarterbacks and a guy with a full year of starting experience dueling it out for the spot. Still, for a program that witnessed Johnny Manziel win the Heisman less than a decade ago, average seems like a letdown.
The Texas A&M football team has to target Ohio State football QB Quinn Ewers if he decides to enter the transfer portal
Before I get too far into this, I should specify that Quinn Ewers has not entered the transfer portal. While it doesn’t seem likely that he’ll get the playing time that he expected anytime in the near future, Ewers is still an Ohio State football player.
That said, the former top overall recruit (out of all positions) is not the starter at OSU. He didn’t even make the trip to the Buckeyes’ last game, which could imply an imminent transfer. And if this transfer happens, the Aggies need to be the first team to give him a call.
This would make A&M’s overall QB situation extremely complicated, but the Aggies would have one of the most talented quarterback prospects in recent memory. With the rest of the offense likely returning to full health by next season, the Aggies could turn into one of the most dangerous teams in the entire country.
To put this into a Texas A&M-centric comparison, Ewers is like Kellen Mond 2.0. The current Buckeye is a pro-style quarterback but is more than capable of making plays with his legs. He’d have a more natural fit on the offense than King or Calzada.
Oh, and I almost forgot to mention the most important part — Ewers is from the state of Texas. If you’re big into recruiting, you already knew this. The Aggies were actually one of Ewers’ earliest offers, though they lagged behind Ohio State by a year. Still, the interest has to be there for a program that is clearly on the rise in the SEC.
A lot has to happen for Ewers to end up in the maroon and white, but this could be a key move for A&M. Jimbo Fisher is an elite recruiter, so don’t be surprised if he gets this one done.