Vol QB Commit Posts Huge Numbers, Breaks Record

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    (Photo via Doug Engle/Ocala.com)

    Tennessee’s 2019 quarterback commit, three-star Brian Maurer, impressed over the summer with his performance at Nike’s The Opening. Maurer competed with several quarterbacks rated higher than him by recruiting services, and he finished ahead of a large majority of them in the final standings, placing fifth among the 12 QBs in action.

    So far during his senior season at West Port in Ocala, Florida, Maurer has been putting up some impressive numbers. And on Friday night, Maurer posted video game-like numbers and ended up breaking a county record in the process.

    According to Ocala.com, Maurer’s West Port team lost to Ocoee 77-67 on Friday night in a marathon of a game. West Port’s defense couldn’t stop Ocoee’s offense, and it was up to Maurer and the offense to try and keep the team in it.

    And Maurer racked up tons of yards and points trying to do just that.

    The 6-foot-2, 185-pound quarterback completed 34 of his 55 pass attempts for an astonishing 513 yards and three touchdowns while adding 195 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns on just 15 carries. Maurer’s 708 yards of of total offense set a single-game county record, and he became one of the few area passers to surpass the 500-yard mark through the air.

    Maurer has been putting together a solid senior season this year, and he’s eclipsed the 300 and 400-yard mark through the air a few times this season. But his numbers on Friday against Ocoee were truly astounding, and he’s having a great senior season himself even if his team’s defense isn’t allowing his team as a whole to have great success this year.

    In five recorded games prior to Friday night’s action, Maurer had completed 67.8 percent of his 227 pass attempts for 1,802 yards, 16 touchdowns, and seven interceptions while adding 119 yards and three scores on 32 carries according to Max Preps.

    As of right now, Maurer is still rated as just a three-star prospect by most recruiting services. According to the 247Sports Composite rankings, Maurer is the No. 451 overall player and No. 17 pro-style quarterback in the 2019 class.

    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.