Xavier Brewer (5-foot-11, 180 pounds) doesn't know much about the Notre Dame program, but when he heard that the Irish had been in touch with his coach, it got his attention.
"They called my coach and my coach told me that they were going to be coming down on May 4 to watch practice," Brewer responded when asked about his contact with the Irish. "I was surprised to hear from Notre Dame, because I hadn't really talked to them. I've just been getting letters from the recruiting coordinator, but I haven't gotten any text messages or talked to their coaches.
"I'm definitely interested in them. They're a very prestigious school and they're known for winning. Charlie Weis is definitely bringing them back to the top of college football. I watch a lot of football and I've seen them play a lot. I know they play against a lot of good competition. I know they won 11 national championships.
With 21 scholarship offers from the likes of USC, UCLA, Florida, Georgia, Miami, Alabama, LSU, Clemson, South Carolina, Minnesota and Michigan State you can bet Brewer can make plays. Right now he's just trying to find the place that will allow him to showcase his skills.
"I'm looking for a school where I feel comfortable and that I know that I can fit into the defensive scheme," Brewer said. "I want to play in a scheme that plays a lot of man coverage, schemes that allow the corners make plays.
"I feel that I'm a playmaker and that I can change the game. I feel that when the ball is thrown to my side that I can make a play on it. I'm just a big-time playmaker. I've been playing football my whole life and the game just slows down for me. I'm confident in myself and the game just slows down for me. When I line up, I'm confident that I'm either going to be able to make a play on the ball. I feel that my confidence and my experience allow me to do that.
"I had six interceptions and over 70 tackles last year," he said. "I also can make a play on kick return. I returned two for touchdowns."