The Bears landed their QB in Lake Travis QB Charlie Brewer

The Texas High School state champion was a major pull for Matt Rhule, as he flipped from SMU to Baylor before the new year


Record-setting quarterback from Lake Travis High School in Austin, Texas...All-state QB won state championship under head coach Hank Carter at LTHS...Rated nation's 42nd-best quarterback prospect in 2017 recruiting class by Scout, ranked No. 43 among pocket passer QBs by ESPN and 50th pro-style QB by 247Sports...Ranked No. 84 in state of Texas (seventh among QBs) by Scout...Threw for 8,343 yards and 107 TDs (11 interceptions) in three prep seasons...Led LTHS to 30-2 mark and two state title appearances in final two seasons...Set national single-season completion percentage record with mark of 77.4 percent (263-for-340 - breaking mark of 75.2 percent set by Dano Graves of Folsom, Calif. in 2009) as senior in 2016...Named 2016 Texas player of year (all classifications) by AP following senior season, led Lake Travis to 6A DI state championship and 15-1 record...Also named to 2016 USA TODAY ALL-USA Texas first team and 2016 Subway Super Team by Dave Campbell Texas Football and earned 6A All-State first team and District 25-6A MVP honors...Named player of year on Scout's All-Midlands offense and on Austin American-Statesman's Central Texas team...Totaled 3,908 yards and 54 TDs (three interceptions) on 263-340 passing, ran for 746 yards and nine TDs on 88 attempts...Cavaliers set school record with 51.9 average points...Named offensive MVP of state title game after throwing for 361 yards and four TDs on 27-37 passing...Led LTHS to 6A DII state title game as junior, finished 15-1 and named 2015 first-team Class 6A All-State and District 14-6A Offensive MVP...Threw for 3,421 yards and 42 TDs (257-for-376) and rushed for 583 yards and nine scores...Started three games as sophomore and finished with 1,014 yards and 11 TDs passing, ran for 126 yards and one score for 10-2 squad...Hails from family of quarterbacks, grandfather Charlie, father Robert (MVP of 1982 Cotton Bowl) and uncle Rob Moerschell all played at University of Texas, older brother Michael played at Virginia Tech and Texas Tech.


"Charlie is tremendously accurate with the ball and is a winner. He is one of the most accurate QB prospects in the country. His great physical tools are matched by his unique competitiveness and ability to lead his team."

Inside the Numbers

Class: 2017

School: Lake Travis (TX) HS

Size: 6'1", 192 lbs

Position: QB

Star Rating: 3-Star National Rank: N/A

Position Rank: No. 43

Midland QB Rank: No. 7

Texas  Rank: No. 7


Brewer was a great surprise for Baylor, leading in to the new year. The long time SMU commit was offered by Rhule and Shawn Bell. Bell was instrumental in landing the Texas 6A POY. Brewer is a very heady QB who is fairly athletic. Evaluation

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. - Greg Powers, National Recruiting Analyst



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High School Career

In three varsity seasons for Texas Class 6A powerhouse Lake Travis, Brewer accounted for 9,813 total yards of offense and 136 total touchdowns. He threw for 8,358 yards, 107 TD's, and only 11 interceptions, while rushing for 1,455 yards and 19 TD's.

2016: Brewer led Lake Travis to a 15-1 record and the Texas Class 6A Division I state championship in his senior campaign, which saw him account for 4,669 total yards of offense and 63 total touchdowns. Brewer threw for 3,923 yards, 54 touchdowns, and only three interceptions while completing a national record 77.4 percent of his passes. He ran for 746 yards and nine touchdowns.

2015: As a junior, Brewer led Lake Travis to a 15-1 record as the Cavaliers fell in the Texas Class 6A Division II state championship game. Brewer threw for 3,421 yards, 42 touchdowns, and only five interceptions, while rushing for 583 yards and nine scores.

2014: Brewer finished his sophomore season with 1,014 passing yards, 11 touchdown throws, and three interceptions. He ran for 126 yards and one touchdown.

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