Tennessee’s 2019 recruiting class currently has 20 players in it. And two of those players have put up some impressive stats to start off the 2018 high school football season.
Four-star wide receiver Ramel Keyton and three-star quarterback Brian Maurer have gotten off to hot starts for their respective schools this year. Through two games played, both have had some monster games.
Keyton, whose quarterback is four-star 2020 quarterback and Vol target Harrison Bailey, earned Player of the Week honors for his Week 1 performance after he hauled in 14 receptions for 191 yards and four scores for Marietta in a loss.
— PrepForce.com (@PrepForce1) August 20, 2018
He then followed that up with another great game this past weekend, catching eight passes for 128 yards and two touchdowns.
#Vols commit Ramel Keyton, a 2019 four-star WR from Marietta, GA, finished with 8 receptions for 128 yards and two touchdowns last night.
— zach ragan (@zachTNT) August 25, 2018
All in all, Keyton has totaled 319 receiving yards and six scores on 22 catches in just the first two games. He plays for Marietta down in Marietta, Georgia, and he and Bailey will look to continue to post some eye-popping numbers all season. Keyton is Tennessee’s lone wide receiver commitment in the 2019 class right now, and he’s rated as the No. 111 overall and No. 12 player in the state of Georgia according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.
The Vols’ quarterback commit in the 2019 class, Brian Maurer, has also gotten off to a strong start for West Port down in Ocala, Florida.
Maurer rushed for a score in West Port’s first game of the year, and he nearly broke a record in his second game this past weekend. Maurer completed 31 of his 49 pass attempts for 310 yards and three scores. And according to Richard Burton, Maurer’s 31 completions were just a few shy of his own Marion County record that he set last season. He likely would’ve broken the record had he not sat out the last couple minutes of the game.
The 31 completions by Brian Maurer are 5 shy of his Marion County record. He had 36 vs. Lake Minneola in 2017. In 2017, Maurer broke the county record for most completions of 28 when he had 29 completions vs. Lake Howell. The old record of 28 was held by Vanguard of Scott Thomas.
— Richard Burton (@FLFBRecords) August 25, 2018
According to Maurer himself, he totaled over 350 yards of offense in Friday’s game. Along with completing 63.3 percent of his 49 pass attempts, Maurer showed off his wheels a few times in the game as well.
350 yards and 3tds https://t.co/9oLLR0VJ6d
— Brian Maurer (@maurerera_2) August 25, 2018
It’s also worth noting that three-star athlete Aaron Beasley, who committed to the Vols back in June, is playing almost primarily at running back this season and also went off for some impressive numbers in Week 1. He ran for 183 yards and a score on 26 carries in his first game of his senior season last week for Heard County in Franklin, Georgia.
Heard County HS(GA) (1-0) Last week: Beat LaGrange 10-3. Aaron Beasley rushed for 183 yards on 26 carries, and his 54-yard run in the first quarter gave the Braves a 10-0 lead. Zaylin Wood had 11 tackles, three for losses, and a sack. Next: Aug. 31 vs. Hapeville Charter (0-0
— Bradley Mason (@bradthetruth) August 20, 2018
Vol fans have to like the possibility of a Maurer-to-Keyton combo with the way both players are producing to start the 2018 high school season. If they keep it up, expect to see both players rise in the recruiting rankings later this year.