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Report: ex-Texas Tech QB Michael Brewer eyeing Hokies

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Could Logan Thomas‘ replacement under center come from someone currently not on Virginia Tech’s roster?  That could be the case according to a report from the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Citing a source with knowledge of the situation, the Times-Dispatch‘s Mike Barber is reporting that Michael Brewer has been in contact with members of the Hokies football program regarding a potential transfer to the university.  The news on Brewer’s potential interest in the Hokies comes a couple of weeks after the quarterback confirmed that he would be visiting an unnamed ACC school at the end of this month.

He’s also expected to visit an unnamed SEC school at some point after visiting the ACC program.  Clemson has also been mentioned as a potential destination.

In-mid January, Brewer announced that he would be transferring from Texas Tech after graduating this coming May.  Brewer wanted to transfer to either Texas or TCU but was denied a release to those Big 12 schools, leading to a very public pissing contest between the two sides.

Because he will be a graduate transfer, Brewer will be eligible to play immediately in 2014 if he lands with an FBS program.  He’ll also have two seasons of eligibility remaining.

Brewer was the presumptive frontrunner for the Red Raiders’ starting job entering summer camp this past season, but a back injury knocked him out of the competition.  He returned to play in four games in 2013.

With Thomas off to the NFL, junior Mark Leal, who served as Thomas’ backup the past two seasons, will enter spring practice the favorite to win the Hokies’ starting job.  Brewer, should he decide to transfer to the ACC Tech, would not join the signal-calling fray until the summer.

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4 Responses to “Report: ex-Texas Tech QB Michael Brewer eyeing Hokies”
  1. tortillared says: Feb 27, 2014 10:40 AM

    “the presumptive frontrunner ” is the key phrase. Michael Brewer was never publicly the the presumptive frontrunner for Kingsburry. Brewer couldn’t beat out Seth Doege, who never dominated in any spring practice nor was a top Tech QB on the field. Davis Webb had just as good a spring as Brewer did this time last year.

    I think a lot of the hype on Brewer will fade once the season starts. He was part of a great run by super talented Lake Travis HS team but hasn’t even contributed in college as much as Garrett Gilbert.

    Brewer is limited by size and arm strength and that isn’t going to change if he transfers to UT, VT, Clemson, or any other school. He isn’t starting at Tech because Webb, and for a while Baker Mayfield, performed better.

    Frankly, I am surprised Brewer is getting this much attention nationwide.

  2. mogogo1 says: Feb 27, 2014 10:54 AM

    I’m still laughing about him putting in a transfer request without having it narrowed down to a single school. He must have known that them letting him transfer to another Big 12 school was a longshot, but he’d have likely had a better shot if it had been a request to go to a specific school.

  3. thefiesty1 says: Feb 27, 2014 11:21 AM

    I still say that TT has no say where he goes after he graduates. Signing a letter of intent does not enslave a guy for life.

  4. tortillared says: Mar 2, 2014 8:52 AM

    Every school has a say in where a ship player goes while he still has eligibity & every signee knows this full well when he signs the LOI.

    We did Brewer a favor by not letting him talk to UT. Do you really think Charlie Strong will give Brewer a ship after he coached Bridgewater? Mack Brown didn’t even offer Brewer coming out of HS and now we see why after Brewer got on the field. He is leaving Tech because he couldn’t win the starting job.

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