Tennessee football is in serious play for Florida quarterback Brian Maurer. Maurer said recently that the Volunteers are one of his top schools.
Tennessee football offered a scholarship to three-star quarterback Brian Maurer earlier this week. A 6’4″ 185-pound quarterback out of West Point in Ocala, Fla., Maurer was on a visit to Rocky Top when the Vols made the offer.
Well, now they have some good news in response. According to a report by Jesse Simonton of VolQuest, Maurer has Tennessee as one of his top schools.
Maurer noted that the Vols are going to go after him heavily. But he said the visit felt like home and touted the way Jeremy Pruitt recruited him.
Currently, the pro-style quarterback is fielding offers from all over the place. Some of the most notable schools who will be competing with Tennessee football include the Texas A&M Aggies, Ohio State Buckeyes, and West Virginia Mountaineers.
The unique thing is all of three of those schools have offensive minded coaches who can turn quarterbacks into superstars in Jimbo Fisher, Urban Meyer and Dana Holgorsen. And Fisher and Meyer have coached Heisman winners in Tim Tebow and Jameis Winston. However, they also all run different systems, with Fisher running the pro style, Meyer running the spread and Holgorsen running the air raid.
Taking all that into account, the Vols have a bit of an uphill climb with a defensive-minded coach like Pruitt running the show. But to be fair, Maurer likely won’t have as much playing time competition on Rocky Top, and Tyson Helton has his own solid reputation of developing quarterbacks.
So at this point, the biggest thing to like about Maurer is his versatility. If all three schools are offering, he clearly brings something unique to the table. And with his height, he already has a huge advantage.
The Vols have four quarterbacks on the roster this year, but Keller Chryst will be gone by 2019. That leaves J.T. Shrout, Jarrett Guarantano and Will McBride. McBride will likely transfer, and Guarantano will be the veteran as a junior. So Maurer will definitely have his chance to play if he commits to Tennessee football as well.