Tennessee’s pursuit of quarterbacks in the 2019 class has seemingly ramped up over the last month. They swung and missed on Zach Calzada, who saw his recruitment explode this spring. Calzada committed to Texas A&M, forcing Tennessee to turn their sights elsewhere.
For now, that focus has shifted to Brian Maurer. The 6-2 pro-style passer has heard plenty from the Vols over the past few weeks after putting on a show at an Elite 11 camp. Tennessee got him on campus this week for a visit, which lasted two days.
Brian Maurer spent two days at Tennessee and left with an offer. The Vols have quickly become a factor for the Elite 11 quarterback. https://t.co/JooONmfQn7— Jesse Simonton (@JesseReSimonton) June 21, 2018
"I’m top of their board. ...They’re going to pursue me hot until I commit or go elsewhere.” pic.twitter.com/WAdqqlZcw2
During that visit, Tennessee offered Maurer a scholarship. The Vols are hoping to make up some ground on West Virginia, who has been the heavy favorite to land Maurer. Now with interest from Tennessee and Ohio State, his decision is going to get a little tougher.
Maurer is taking a visit to Ohio State this weekend, in fact.
The University Of Tennessee #GBO #GoVols pic.twitter.com/pF1ipWBX70— Brian Maurer (@maurerera_2) June 20, 2018
“It was a great visit. It really felt like home. Tennessee is going to play a big part for me in my decision,” Maurer said after leaving campus Thursday. (Via Volquest.com)
Maurer is currently a three-star prospect. He ranks just inside the top 500 players in the country at 491st overall, according to 247 Sports. With Maurer starting to gain traction with bigger schools, you can probably expect that ranking to climb in the coming months.