Vol QB Commit Wins Offensive Player of the Year

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    (Photo via Doug Engle/Ocala.com)

    Tennessee’s 2019 quarterback commitment, Brian Maurer, has posted monster numbers nearly every week for his high school team down in Ocala, Florida. And his stellar senior season has earned him a noteworthy honor.

    According to the official Twitter account of Maurer’s high school, West Port High School, Maurer has been voted as the Offensive Player of the Year and the MVP of his district.

    Maurer, who is rated as a three-star and No. 451 overall player in the 2019 class according to the 247Sports Composite rankings, has set several school and district records during his final season of high school. After throwing for 350 yards and five touchdowns during a 40-34 win last Friday, Maurer now has just over 3,000 yards passing in his senior season and has thrown 28 touchdowns compared to nine interceptions. He’s also run for nearly 350 yards and has six rushing touchdowns as well.

    According to Richard Burton, a reporter who covers high school football in the state of Florida, Maurer needs only 244 more passing yards on the season to own the county record for most passing yards in a career. Maurer and West Port will conclude the season this upcoming Friday night.

    Maurer’s team hasn’t had a very good season, going just 2-7 to this point in the year mostly because of poor defensive play and a low quality offensive line. But Maurer has kept his team in games this season and has been a giant bright spot for West Port.

    Earlier this season, Maurer set a single-game county record by posting 708 yards of total offense by himself in a 77-67 loss. Maurer finished that game with 513 passing yards, 195 rushing yards and scored six total touchdowns. He’s thrown for over 300 yards in six of his team’s nine games this season and has thrown at least one touchdown in every single game this season.

    Along with the county passing record he could set in his final game for West Port, Maurer also needs just two more passing touchdowns to finish with 60 passing touchdowns in his high school career.

    Maurer’s stock rose significantly over the summer, and he was one of just 12 quarterbacks to be invited to Nike’s The Opening Finals. There, the Vol commit showed improvement every single day during the camp and finished fifth among the 12 quarterbacks in attendance and finished ahead of several four-star quarterbacks rated much higher than him.

    Maurer committed to the Vols back on June 27th of this year and has been a big peer recruiter for Tennessee since then. He’s one of 20 prospects who are currently committed to Tennessee in the 2019 recruiting class.