The state of Texas doesn't allow athletes to profit off their NIL like the NCAA does. And given the financial opportunities he was promised before leaving high school, Ewers made the easy decision to enroll early at Ohio State. He made the right decision.
Ewers landed another massive financial deal on Tuesday. The five-star has signed a multi-year deal with autograph giant GTSM, per Darren Rovell. The deal is reportedly worth more than $1 million.
"JUST IN: Athlete autograph giant GTSM has signed its first big NIL deal: A multi-year deal with @QuinnEwers, who finished HS a year early to go to Ohio State to be able to cash in on NIL," Rovell said on Twitter. "Sources say deal negotiated by @Rubicontalent/@SPORTSTARSNYC is worth more than $1M+."
Quinn Ewers hasn't even thrown a pass in a college game yet, but it doesn't matter. Companies realize his potential and want to work a deal now before he becomes a much pricier potential partner.
This isn't the first NIL deal Ewers has inked. He landed a partnership with Holy Kombucha in early August which reportedly earned him some serious money.
It's pretty incredible how rapidly the landscape has changed within college athletics. Athletes can finally profit off of their name, image and likeness. The NCAA's decision was long overdue.