Recruiting: Could OSU Hit Another Home Run?

Oklahoma State has enjoyed the luxury of having a scholarship-caliber quarterback that doesn't count against its scholarship limit in Brandon Weeden. Now they could possibly get another offensive player that wouldn't count against the scholarship limit. Brent Brewer, a Tyrone, Ga. native, is scheduled to visit Oklahoma State on an official visit this weekend for the home game with Texas Tech.

Brewer was a 2006 graduate of Sandy Creek High School where he was a standout wide receiver and defensive back. The 6-2, 205-pound Brewer ran a 4.48 back then and is believed to be faster now.

Besides playing football in high school, Brewer was also one of the top baseball prospects in the nation and was picked in the second round with the 30th pick in the Major League Amatuer Draft.

He has played professional baseball the last four summers playing at West Virginia where he hit 11 home runs in the 2007 season. Last season the shortstop prospect was moved up to high Class A ball at Brevard County, Fla., where he hit .251.

He is still considered a solid prospect in the Milwaukee organization but is pondering a switch of sports.

"I am still under contract," said Brewer. "I am trying to decide if I want to stay in baseball or go play college football. I do miss football."

Brewer has a clause in his contract that calls for the Milwaukee Brewers to pick up the full costs of his college education if he decides to attend college. He has already made an official visit to New Mexico and after visiting Oklahoma State this weekend, he also has trips planned to South Carolina, Kentucky and Florida State, the school that he signed with in football coming out of high school.

"I really think I would play wide receiver," said Brewer. "I want to talk to the coaches and see how it would work out for me to come in and play right away. I really don't want to come in where I would have to fight for a job.

"I understand that I need to come in and get with it. I feel pretty confident that I can get back into it quickly. After I visit the schools then I want to sit down and talk with my parents and see what the best thing for me would be."

We tried to find high school stats on Brewer and found plenty of baseball stats but no football stats. When he was being recruiting after the 2005 high school football season he chose Florida State over scholarship offers and visits to Georgia, Clemson, Illinois, and Mississippi State.

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