One of the best linemen at the US Army Junior Combine last weekend was been Orlando Edgewater OG/OT Michael Brewster. However, fans that have followed his recruitment over the past year would not be surprised by that. Brewster was one of the top performers at each of his camp stops last summer. He camped at Michigan, Florida, Ohio State and Oregon. Now as camp time approaches again, the youngster feels he has done enough touring.
” I’m done with camps,” said Brewster. “I’ll sit out camps this summer. “I was getting tired of them last summer. I feel I don’t really need to go anymore. I know which schools I’m interested in.”
” Ohio State, Michigan and Florida are my main three right now I’m trying to stick with,” he said.
An excellent performer in the classroom as well, Brewster has already laid out a timetable for his commitment and his enrollment into the college of his choice.
”I’m going to take a few visits early next season,” he said, “and then I’m going to have to decide sometime early next year because I’m going to graduate early next January.”
Brewster reported that he would like to have his decision made by early October. The tradition at the school will be one of his deciding factors, but he added that the most important factor will be his rapport with the line coach at his prospective school.
” Position coach is number one,” said Brewster. “I’m a player who really can’t play for someone who’s yelling and screaming all the time. I want a guy who can really talk to you. Do something wrong and of course he is going to yell at you, but someone who really makes you feel at home.”
Brewster has played both guard and left tackle (where he gave up zero sacks) for his high school, but his ability to pull has colleges (and the young man himself) agreeing that guard is the best place for him at the next level. However, one area of previous concern was a torn meniscus in his right knee Brewster suffered as a sophomore.
”They put six anchors in it,” he said about the subsequent surgery. “A really good doctor did it, but it was really a blessing in disguise because it’s even stronger now. I had a really good trainer.”
Of course hailing from the Sunshine State, but having two Big Ten schools in his final three have most wondering if the climate change he would experience will play a factor into his decision. According to Brewster, it will be a factor, but not a negative one like many might think.
” It is really too hot in Florida right now,” he said. “I’m
dying so I want to go where it’s a little cooler. It’d be nice.”