Vol QB Commit Brian Maurer Breaks Records in Final Game

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    (Photo via Doug Engle/Ocala.com)

    When Tennessee offered quarterback Brian Maurer and ultimately got his commitment, it looked like they might’ve found a diamond in the rough in the quarterback class in the 2019 cycle. After a strong showing over the summer, Maurer entered his senior season ready to build off all that momentum. And he ended his high school career by setting a couple records on Friday night.

    Maurer, who is still rated as just a three-star prospect, played his final game for West Port High School down in Ocala, Florida on Friday night, and he entered the contest on the verge of setting two county records. The 6-foot-3, 185-pound quarterback already had over 3,000 passing yards on the season and over 7,000 passing yards in his career, and he only needed a few hundred yards to surpass the county record for most passing yards in a season and a career.

    He passed those mark by the end of the first half.

    According to John Patton, Maurer surpassed the Marion County record for most passing yards in a single season and in a career just based on his first half stats alone in his final game of high school football. Maurer finished the game against Dunellon with 431 yards, six touchdowns, and three interceptions in a 65-41 loss. He finished his high school career with over 7,600 passing yards and capped off his senior season with over 3,500 yards through the air and 34 passing touchdowns.

    Maurer’s team finished just 2-8 on the year thanks mostly to a defense that allowed over 45 points a game, but Maurer himself had a special season. He finished his high school career with over 7,600 yards passing and 64 passing touchdowns.

    According to the 247Sports Composite rankings, Maurer is still only the No. 451 overall player in the 2019 class and is the No. 17 pro-style quarterback in the cycle. He finished fifth among the 12 quarterbacks at Nike’s The Opening Finals over the summer, finishing ahead of several quarterbacks still rated higher than him. He’s expected to be an early enrollee for the Vols and will likely sign with Tennessee during the early signing period in December.

    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.