New Vol QB Commit, Brian Maurer, Shows Off Skills

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    Tennessee picked up a commitment from a talented quarterback in the 2019 class on Wednesday morning when three-star pro-style quarterback Brian Maurer pledged his services to the Vols. He chose Tennessee over offers from Ohio State, West Virginia, UCF, and others. He’s performed exceptionally well this summer at camps and has seen his stock rise.

    And on Thursday, he showed off some of his impressive skills at a seven-on-seven camp in Florida.

    Maurer, who’s rated as the No. 492 overall player and No. 18 pro-style quarterback in the 2019 class according to the 247Sports Composite rankings, participated in a seven-on-seven event set up by the University of South Florida, and he impressed with his performance. He had some nice zip on his passes and completed some impressive deep passes and showed his skill making a variety of throws.

    Granted, Maurer did all this without being pressured by pass rushers. But some of the throws he made during the event were impressive nonetheless, and his deeper passes were pinpoint accurate.

    Here’s a video from the event:

    Maurer performed well enough at the Elite 11 Finals earlier this summer to receive an invitation to Nike’s The Opening Finals this upcoming weekend. He was one of only 12 quarterbacks to get that invite. He camped at Tennessee in June and picked up an offer from the Vols, and he camped at Ohio State this past weekend and got an offer from them as well.

    As a junior, Maurer completed 57.5 percent of his 388 pass attempts for 2,512 yards, 18 touchdowns, and 13 interceptions according to MaxPreps. He also ran for 259 yards and six scores on just 51 carries, giving him an average of 5.1 yards per carry.

    Nathanael Rutherford is the managing editor and social media manager for Rocky Top Insider. Nathanael graduated from the University of Tennessee and cultivated a passion for the Vols while growing up in Knoxville a mere 10 minutes from Neyland Stadium. He's been a part of the RTI team since November of 2015 and has been the editor of RTI since June of 2017. If he's not talking or writing about Tennessee athletics, he's probably talking about Star Wars.