Brewer Works Out at New Position

Mickey Brewer dropped by North Carolina's three-day team camp over the weekend. The 6-foot-3, 215-pounder worked out for one session practicing at a somewhat new position – tight end/h-back.

"It was fun," said Brewer. "I just ran routes with the tight end and h-backs pretty much. I felt like I did real well."

Brewer, a Matthews (N.C.) Butler product, was invited to the camp by UNC tight ends coach Steve Hagen.

"Coach Hagen had told me earlier to come to their camp for at least one day," said Brewer. "And then [Jarrett] Boykin told me he was going. So me and him just went up there to show Carolina what we got and see if we could earn an offer."

Obviously, much of Brewer's camping experience was spent working with Hagen.

"I like the way he coaches," said Brewer. "He is always moving. He showed me a lot with blocking and stuff."

At the end of the practice session, Brewer was selected to run routes under John Shoop's instruction with the other standout campers.

"Coach [Ken] Browning and Coach Hagen told me to go up there," said Brewer. "We just ran the routes – I guess – that they run."

After the practice session, Brewer and Boykin were taken on a tour of the campus with Hagen as their guide.

"He took us around the campus," said Brewer. "We went to the Dean Dome. He showed us all around the school and all the football facilities."

Before exiting campus, Hagen discussed the current recruiting situation regarding Brewer.

"He just said they're going to recruit me and just see what happens – that's all he told me," said Brewer. "He said he liked me a lot."

Brewer, who holds a scholarship offer from Kent State, admits that if UNC were to offer, a verbal commitment would quickly follow.

"If Carolina offered me, I'd probably go there, because that's my favorite school," said Brewer. "I've just always liked them since I was a kid."

Kent State is recruiting Brewer for slot receiver in their offense.

Brewer plays wide receiver for Butler where he has become the go-to guy. Last season, 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.

Brewer has also camped at NC State as an individual. With his team, he has camped at Catawba and Presbyterian.

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