Alabama and Notre Dame were said to be among the handful of schools interested in the services of former Texas quarterback Connor Brewer. Turns out, neither will end up getting the ‘Horns transfer.
Instead, the redshirt freshman announced via his Twitter account that he will head back to his home state and play for the Arizona Wildcats.
I have committed to the University of Arizona! So excited to play for Coach Rodriguez! More great things to come for this program soon
— Connor Brewer (@ConnorBrewer7) July 30, 2013
Jason Jewel of 247Sports and Bruce Feldman of CBSSports previously reported Brewer’s decision. For what it’s worth, UA hasn’t officially commented and likely won’t until Brewer signs his grant-in-aid and enrolls. Brewer would be eligible to play in 2014.
Additionally, 247Sports is reporting that former Longhorns wide receiver Cayleb Jones is looking at the Wildcats as a possible transfer destination as well.
Brewer was an early enrollee at Texas in January of 2012. A four-star member of UT’s recruiting class that year, Brewer was rated by Rivals.com as the No. 10 pro-style-quarterback in the country and the No. 5 player at any position in the state of Arizona. He left Chaparral High School with 100 career touchdown passes, a state record, and won three state championships.
He redshirted his true freshman season and remained buried on the Longhorns’ depth chart exiting spring practices.