Brewer a priority for Arizona

Devon Brewer felt like Arizona had him as a priority. Read on to see why, what it will be like to continue with his high school teammates, and more.

Deploying a 3-3-5 defense is always going to be an effective recruiting tool for college coaches in pursuit of defensive backs, and when the recruiting school has also produced a steady flow of NFL defensive backs, the sales pitch becomes even easier.

That pitch worked on Fresno (Calif.) Central East defensive back Devon Brewer.

"It was a combination of things that led me to Arizona," Brewer said. "They were one of the schools that made me feel like a priority and when I started looking at their defense I felt I could fit in really well there.

"They play a lot of defensive backs and there are good players from there. They want guys who are flexible and I fit into that mold."

The impact the UA coaches made at Central East High School also impressed Brewer.

"It seemed for awhile they were recruiting half the team and once Nick (Wilson) committed, it just seemed like they were going in a direction that I want to be part of," Brewer said.

"I've known these guys for a long time and after awhile I was just ready to commit."

Brewer had a feeling that another one of his teammates might be joining him in Tucson.

"I knew Sharif was looking at them and I had good things to say about the school and once he checked everything out and really thought about it he knew he wanted to become a come too," he said.

Although Williams is busy rehabbing a serious knee injury, that hasn't stopped him, Brewer and fellow Central East product and UA commit Nick Wilson from planning on making their impact felt at Arizona.

"That is one of the great things about going to Arizona," Brewer said. "The coaches liked a lot of the guys on our high school team and when they came at a bunch of guys who knew each other since middle school, it was going to be hard to turn down."


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