Baldwin continues strong Lake Travis quarterback tradition
Welcome to Lake Travis, a Division 1 quarterback factory. The Cavs churn out college-ready signal callers with each run through the state playoffs.
“We play a certain style of football that kids love to play.” Lake Travis head football coach Hank Carter said.
With his verbal commitment to Ohio State and Urban Meyer, senior Matthew Baldwin becomes the 6th Lake Travis quarterback in 12 seasons that will graduate and head to a Power 5 program.
“It’s an honor to be a part of this quarterback group at Lake Travis, you know with some of the greatest quarterbacks in high school history.” Baldwin said.
Baldwin now joins the likes of 2017 Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield (Texas Tech, Oklahoma) and Garrett Gilbert (Texas, SMU).
Like any good factory, the Cavs offense runs with machine-like productivity. After three years waiting in the wings behind Baylor freshman Charlie Brewer, it’s Baldwin’s turn to win the big one as ‘QB1’.
“Charlie was the QB last year and I learned a lot from him,” Baldwin explained. “Up until this year I hadn’t really started a game at all.”
“The biggest thing is growing up in a culture of excellence. I think that’s the thing that never graduates, it really doesn’t.” Carter said.
It’s why the Hill Country factory won’t slow down anytime soon. But first, Baldwin and the Cavs need two more wins to add number seven to the state championship wall.
“That takes a pretty special kid to want to play quarterback here. It looks all great from the outside, but there’s a lot of pressure.” Carter added.
Pressure that Baldwin and his teammates continue to embrace.
“It’s a honor and I hope I can live up to some of the stuff they’ve done.”
Lake Travis and Katy (6A DI State Semifinal) kickoff at 3:00 p.m. Saturday at Alamo Stadium in San Antonio.