The good news keeps on rolling in. The Bears received their 2nd commitment of the day, and their first on the offensive side of the ball as longtime SMU commit Charlie Brewer flipped to the Bears Saturday afternoon, joining Timarcus Davis who flipped from Houston.
Brewer has been committed to SMU since late May, but added offers from Baylor after new coach Matt Rhule was hired. Brewer, long considered solid to SMU due to a very close relationship with head coach Chad Morris, is the 7th ranked quarterback in the state.
Brewer is the typical Lake Travis quarterback. Quite honestly it would be more of a surprise for a quarterback at that school to not be a division one talent. He has a very good arm and is accurate. he can get the ball where it needs to be and gets it out quickly. He is a better athlete than he probably gets credit for, but he is an effective runner who will not only pull the ball down at opportune times, but when he pulls it down he will make big plays and can score touchdowns. He has put together some impressive stats in high school and has the quick decision making ability that will allow him to do the same thing in college. He spreads the ball around to all of his weapons. Throws a tremendous deep ball.
Brewer is a massive coup for a Baylor program that does not have a single offensive coach officially hired, and is still looking for an offensive coordinator. He is a very accurate passer, with great touch and field vision. His size is a concern, but compares to Texas freshman Shane Buechele, but with maybe a bit more mobility.
The 3-year started at Texas powerhouse Lake Travis, Brewer passed for over 8,300 yards, 107 touchdowns, and only 11 interceptions. He led Lake Travis to a 15-1 season in 2016, winning the 6A championship over The Woodlands (Conroe, TX). In his final high school game, Brewer passed for 361 yards and four touchdowns.
Brewer is planning on enrolling early at Baylor, joining the team this Spring for camp. Stay tuned for the latest on Baylor recruiting right here at BearsIllustrated.com.