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Baylor quarterback Charlie Brewer has a chance to earn playing time as a true freshman in 2017.

Baylor quarterback Charlie Brewer named 2017 true freshman to watch

With a power vacuum at quarterback in the absence of Seth Russell this season, Baylor signal-caller Charlie Brewer has a chance to make an impact during his first year on campus.

Brewer was named a 2017 true freshman to watch by Dave Campbell’s Texas Football after leading Lake Travis to a Texas 6A state title a year ago.

While sophomore Zach Smith, who took over for Russell after a season-ending injury a year ago, looks to be the front-runner to nab the starting job come September, Brewer could give him a run for his money.

During his senior season, Brewer passed for more than 3,900 yards, 54 touchdowns and just two interceptions, adding 725 yards on the ground and seven scores.

Once a longtime SMU pledge, Brewer flipped his commitment to Baylor in late December. He graduated high school early and enrolled in Waco for the spring semester.

Take a look at one of Brewer’s two touchdown passes during the Bears’ spring game.

Read Dave Campbell’s full list of true freshmen to watch at every Texas FBS program here.