2008 Intro: Mickey Brewer

MATTHEWS, N.C. --- Although an accomplished wide receiver on the prep scene, Mickey Brewer's college days might be best spent as either a tight end or H-back.

"Mickey's a big, big receiver," said Mike Newsome, Butler's head football coach. "A lot of coaches who are recruiting him are recruiting him at – what they call – their H-back position, which is a hybrid type tight end. A guy who can go in motion; a guy that can line up wide as a split end and make plays; and then a guy that can go on the line and line up as a tight end and make plays. Mickey's got all those tools."

North Carolina's offensive coordinator John Shoop is among the college coaches looking to convert Brewer, a 6-foot-3 210-pounder.

"[Shoop] just said that he thought I could play H-back or tight end for him," said Brewer. "He said I needed to go up there [for camp] and show them what I can do."

Along with North Carolina, Brewer is planning on camping at Virginia Tech this summer.

During the spring, Brewer is looking forward to junior days at Wake Forest, North Carolina, and N.C. State.

In addition to the aforementioned schools, Brewer has been fielding interest from South Carolina and Florida. But, it's Vanderbilt that is on him the hardest and looks the most likely to extend a scholarship offer soon.

"Mainly, Vanderbilt has been texting me," said Brewer. "Vanderbilt [has talked about offering]. They said they wanted to make sure I'm the size that [Coach Mike Newsome] said that I was."

Although Brewer lacks any favorites, heading into his recruitment North Carolina might have a slight edge.

"I've always liked them since I was a little kid," said Brewer. "That's just my number one school that I've always liked."

Regardless, Brewer is looking for a school close to home.

"I really want to stay in-state," said Brewer. "Somewhere near home really."

Brewer would also like to continue to play with friend and quarterback Jacob Charest in college.

"Me and Jacob have talked about [going to the same school]," said Brewer. "We all talk about it. We talk about how fun it would be to go to the same school."

With or without Charest, in- or out-of-state, wherever Brewer lands, he'll provide a strong, reliable receiver with deceptive speed.

"He's a big target at wide receiver; he's extremely strong; he has got extremely deceptive speed," said Newsome. "Last year, he had one 85-yard touchdown reception, he had 65-yard touchdown reception where he caught the ball on a short yardage play and out ran everybody to the end zone so he's really got deceptive speed for a guy his size.

"He's got tremendous hands – he probably hasn't dropped ten balls in his three-year career here. He's also extremely smart, he knows where to put himself in order to be open and catch the ball in the open field."

Brewer had a breakout junior campaign emerging as Butler's go-to receiver. He caught 59 passes for 1,220 yards and 15 touchdowns, landing him a spot on the Charlotte Observer's All-Area and All-Mecklenburg County teams.

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