Mel Tucker did not accept a commitment from a quarterback in the 2019 class. After Mike MacIntyre was fired, local legend Ty Evans went elsewhere (NC State), and the market available in January was not up to Tucker’s standards. Skipping a quarterback in a recruiting year usually puts an emphasis on the next, because it’s hard to miss two years in a row at QB and be successful.
Luckily, that won’t be the case. The Colorado Buffaloes have aimed high and struck gold with Brendon Lewis. Symbolically, he’s everything you want in a Buffalo QB. He’s from a pipeline state (Texas, to be exact), he has amazing stats (50 total TD over 2 years with just 5 turnovers), and has some great offers to his name (TCU, Missouri, and North Texas were in it until the end). The dual threat QB from Melissa High School in Texas.
His tape shows a true dual threat at quarterback. Sometimes that moniker means that the QB is an athlete before anything else, like Luke McCaffrey, but Lewis can throw competently with a nice release. At 6’2, 205, he has nice size and can make some people miss. He really reminds of Terrance Broadway, a former Houston player who thrived under Jay Johnson at ULL. A smart player who could run that made a lot of right decisions.