KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Brian Maurer, Tennessee’s newest quarterback addition, can do it all, according to West Port (Ocala, Fla.) coach Matt Franklin.
It would seem it’s only a matter of time before Maurer’s ranking jumps up from his current status as a 3-star prospect. Recruiting services often adjust the ratings once they see top-flight coaches have evaluated the talent.
In this case, new Tennessee offensive coordinator Tyson Helton has made it clear he believes in Maurer, telling the player that landing him has been the best thing that has happened in his life the past year.
“Coach [Tyson] Helton’s reaction was the best of all,” Maurer told 247Sports. “He said I made his whole vacation, and he said I made his whole year.”
At the time of his commitment, Maurer was ranked by the 247Sports composite as the No. 18 pro-style quarterback and No. 492 in the nation, while Rivals.com ranks him No. 21 among pro-style quarterbacks and No. 66 in the state of Florida.
Ohio State reportedly made a scholarship offer to Maurer on June 23, days before he pledged to join the Vols.
Current Tennessee quarterback Jarrett Guarantano also had an offer from Ohio State, but that has yet to translate into the stardom many expected. Maurer, like Guarantano, is mobile and has a strong arm and good pocket presence.
The Vols have graduate transfer Keller Chryst in camp to compete with Guarantano, sophomore Will McBride and incoming freshman JT Shrout this season.
WNML’s Josh Ward talked to Maurer’s high school coach to get a better idea of what the Vols can expect from this hand-picked, 2019 class commitment in today’s podcast.
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