Cathedral Catholic’s Charlie Mirer Might Be SoCal’s Most Underrated QB

It certainly helps when your 6-feet-6-inches tall playing quarterback in high school. It’s just added bonus when you’re dad is a former NFL signal caller.

After a coronavirus-shortened spring football season in 2021, Cathedral Catholic’s Charlie Mirer just might be the most underrated quarterback in all of California.

Mirer burst onto the scene this spring leading Cathedral to back-to-back shutout victories to begin the season. Mirer went 5-of-8 for 181 yards and three touchdowns in a 41-0 victory over Torrey Pines to kickoff the season. He then went 6-of-12 for 196 yards and two more touchdowns in a 49-0 win over Steele Canyon. You can see highlights from the Steele Canyon victory in the video below.

Cathedral Catholic beat Steele Canyon 49-0 in Week 2 of the spring season.

Mirer the Prospect

Whether Mirer’s dad played in the NFL or not, one thing is certain. He’s definitely an FBS caliber quarterback.

Blessed with the size is what jumps out at college recruiters first. Then, they see the arm. Mirer put his big arm on display several times last season including on the first play of that win over Steele Canyon.

Mirer took a snap in the shotgun and calmly threw a beautiful ball downfield to 2022 WR Rex Haynes for a game-opening 69-yard touchdown pass. Haynes is a 6-4, 190-pound wide receiver prospect with offers from Arizona State, Colorado State, Fresno State, and San Diego State.

Mirer makes throwing the deep ball look easy. He can throw with touch and can make any throw in the quick game, intermediate passing game, and, of course, downfield.

The Offer

Given that Mirer didn’t play in the fall of 2020 and had to wait until the spring of this year to see his first action as a starting quarterback at Cathedral Catholic, he doesn’t have many scholarship offers.

But, he does have one.

University of Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh saw enough of Mirer to pull the trigger and offer the Cathedral star. It is the only offer that Mirer has thus far. He understands that the lone offer is a direct result of a lack of experience playing varsity football.

College coaches look for measurables – which Mirer certainly has – and then look at film. Until this spring, Mirer had very little high school varsity film. Once he plays four or five games this fall, the offers should start rolling in the big San Diego quarterback.

Speaking of San Diego, Mirer is involved in a bit of a battle with another area prospect – Jackson Stratton of LaJolla.

Mirer was rated ahead of Stratton just as the spring season was getting started in 2021. Just a few months later Stratton, a Washington commit, took over the top spot as seen below.

Keep Working

For the immediate future, Mirer will continue working on his game. Remember, he has only five games under his belt. He will work toward leading Cathedral Catholic to another league title and a long playoff run.

The Dons went 8-3 in 2019 and 12-2 in 2018 ending those seasons in the CIF-SS playoffs. Mirer would like to take CCHS deeper and, ultimately, to a state title. That is why he continues working his craft.

Similar Posts