The rumored interest Michael Brewer has expressed in Virginia Tech is about to become more tangible.
Confirming rumblings from earlier in the week, Andy Bitter of the Roanoke Times is reporting that the erstwhile Texas Tech quarterback will visit Blacksburg at some point this weekend. Brewer has been in contact with members of the Tech football program in what served as a precursor to his apparent visit.
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 beginning this year.
The Hokies are looking to replace longtime starter Logan Thomas, and junior Mark Leal, who served as Thomas’ backup the past two seasons, will enter spring practice the favorite to win the Hokies’ starting job. While not specifically mentioning Brewer, offensive coordinator Scot Loeffler said the program would be open to a transfer at the position.
“We’ve got to make sure that we’ve got at least every available option to give ourselves a chance to put a guy on the field that’s ready to go,” the coordinator told the Times.
In addition to Tech, Clemson has been mentioned specifically as a potential landing spot for Brewer. There’s also rumored interest from an unnamed SEC school, and Brewer could visit that campus after his Hokies trip.