Mike Leach may have identified his QB of the future.
The question is can he lure a signal caller from the Lone Star State all the way to Washington State?
Leach recently offered Lake Travis (Austin, Texas)
quarterback Baker Mayfield
, according to his head coach, Hank Carter.
Carter said he believed that Mayfield was the first quarterback that Leach has offered since taking over as head coach of Washington State in December. However, the Cougars are also recruiting Brophy College Prep (Phoenix, Ariz.)
standout Tyler Bruggman
, according to Richard Obert of the Arizona Republic.
The 5-foot-11, 190-pound Mayfield completed 247 of 378 passes for 3,788 yards and 45 touchdowns in Lake Travis' complex, pass-happy offensive scheme, and could be a perfect fit in Leach's offense.
He also rushed for 754 yards and 10 scores.
"He was much better running the ball than we gave him credit for entering the season," Carter told MaxPreps.
Mayfield is part of an impressive quarterback lineage at the Austin, Tex., school that includes former National Player of the Year Garrett Gilbert
and current Texas Tech quarterback Michael Brewer
Washington State's spring football roster features five quarterbacks, including class of 2012 QB Austin Apodaca
of Silver Creek, Colo., High, who committed to the Cougars prior to the school hiring Leach, set to enroll in the fall.