2017 quarterback talks SMU offer

2017 Austin Lake Travis quarterback Charlie Brewer talked about his SMU offer and relationship with Chad Morris!

2017 Austin Lake Travis quarterback Charlie Brewer earned his first offer from SMU this past week and is excited to have a scholarship in hand.

“It feels pretty good honestly. I’ve been working hard for it and it finally came up and I’m excited that it’s SMU for the first one,” Brewer said.

Brewer has known SMU head coach Chad Morris for years dating back to when his brother, Michael Brewer, played quarterback for Morris at Lake Travis.

“First time I met coach Morris was about in the fourth or fifth grade. It’s (relationship) pretty good,” the 6-1, 175-pound sophomore said. “I don’t talk to him quite as often anymore, but I still keep up with him and he still keeps up with me and my family. It’s still a good relationship.”

Morris called his head coach, Hank Carter, and Brewer was told to call Morris, who delivered the good news.

“He said he’s been watching me for a while and finally came up that he’s offering me a scholarship. That’s basically what happened.”

Morris is known as an offensive mastermind and Brewer respects what he likes to do on offense.

“I think he’s a great offensive coach and he spreads the field out really well. He gives the quarterback a chance to do really well and the offense and gives you a chance to score a lot of points,” Brewer said.

Brewer has some familiarity with Morris’ offense because of the scheme at Lake Travis.

“We run a similar offense at Lake Travis from him and I like being able to throw the ball around and spread out the defense and run a little bit,” Brewer said.

SMU defensive backs coach Jess Loepp had some limited contact with Brewer earlier this spring.

“I talked to coach Loepp after he visited and he left me a note. I’ve been up to SMU once a few years ago,” Brewer said. “It’s really nice and a great campus.”

Despite just driving through the campus, Brewer said SMU has a great campus and loves the academics, but he’s excited for the future of the program.

“I think it’s a great school for academics and great football school and great college town for sports,” Brewer said. “I think they’re about to be on the rise for football, which is exciting because I’d have a chance to go there. I think they’ll be great in the next few years.”

Kentucky, TCU, Kansas, Houston and Texas have all shown interest this spring. Brewer doesn’t have a dream school and plans on letting the process play out.

“I’m not really set on where I want to go to school and I’m just going to let it play out and see what I get to choose from,” Brewer said. “I’m looking for a good education and to go to a school where I can throw the ball around in a spread offense,” Brewer said.

His work this spring, his first as the starting quarterback, has seen him focusing more on the little things.

“I’ve just been working on getting bigger and better in the film room to prepare myself for whatever opponent we’re playing,” Brewer said. “Footwork and getting the ball out on time to sharpen up my game a little bit.”

Brewer finished with 1,200 yards and 16 total touchdowns in the first three games last year. Brewer played sparingly after Lake Travis’ quarterback and Iowa State signee Dominic DeLira returned from suspension.

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