Tennessee football continues its pursuit of signal callers on the recruiting trail. The Volunteers offered three-star Florida quarterback Brian Maurer.
Tennessee football has been hot on the recruiting trail for the last month and a half, and Jeremy Pruitt is looking to further cash in on that momentum. On Wednesday, he took another step towards that with a significant offer.
The Vols offered a scholarship to pro-style quarterback Brian Maurer. Listed as a three-star on Rivals, Maurer comes from West Port High School in Ocala, Fla. He announced his offer from the Vols here on Twitter.
Maurer is currently on a visit to the university that began Tuesday and will last through Thursday. He said he was expecting an offer while there, according to a report from Ryan Callahan of GoVols247.
A 6’4″ 185-pound quarterback, Maurer is fielding offers from numerous FBS programs, including ones with high-octane offenses like the Ohio State Buckeyes and West Virginia Mountaineers. He is also fielding offers from high-profile schools with offensive geniuses as head coach like the Texas A&M Aggies and the Florida Atlantic Owls. Simply put, lots of people want this guy, and Tennessee football is right in the middle of the pack.
With his size, it’s easy to see why. Maurer is entering his senior year and can already see over the field. Playing in the state of Florida likely prepares him extremely well for the next level as well. Here’s a look at his highlight reel.
As you can see, Maurer has a big arm and can throw deep off his back foot. He also has solid accuracy. Tyson Helton would probably use him a lot at shotgun, which he can do in his system.
The guy also has solid mobility. He’s not a running quarterback, but he can avoid sacks in the backfield. So he brings a lot of things to the table for Tennessee football. Simply put, he’d be another huge pickup for Pruitt and co., who have been on a roll since the start of May.