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.