Charlie Brewer, the best player in the state of Texas last high school football season and a national record holder, is turning heads at Baylor, his new school.
Brewer graduated early and is enrolled at Baylor for the spring. He’s currently going through spring drills, vying for playing time behind Zach Smith, who ended the season as the Bears starter, and Anu Solomon, a transfer from Arizona.
Under new coach Matt Rhule, Baylor is installing a new offense that will have some up-tempo elements as well as a physical, pro-style attack.
Rhule talked to the media Wednesday and brought up Brewer’s name when he was asked about freshman receiver R.J. Sneed. Like Sneed, Brewer already was committed to another school when Rhule was hired in December. Sneed had been a pledge to Mississippi, Brewer to SMU.
Rhule said: “He and Charlie Brewer, they should be at the prom right now, they should be sitting in like homeroom right now. They are really mentally and physically light years ahead of where you would think a kid would be at that time. … They’re high character kids, they’ve spent a lot of time at football.”
Rhule said that Brewer and Smith are always spotted together at the football complex.
Brewer, who led his team to the state championship, was selected as high school player of the year by the Associated Press Sports Editors. His single-season completion percentage of 77.4 broke a national record, according to the National Federation of State High School Associations. Brewer threw for more than 3,900 yards and rushed for more than 700.