The focus was largely on 2016 targets at SMU’s recent cookout, but that doesn’t mean there wasn’t space for 2017 Lake Travis HS (Tex.) quarterback Charlie Brewer to continue getting acquainted with the program and the new coaching staff.
“We had the cookout, which was a lot of fun, got to talk to some of the players, I have met the coaches before but got to talk to them,” Brewer said, “I got to talk to a lot of the coaches so that was great, and the players and they were saying they are working harder after the last staff for these coaches and they are basically more excited which is good thing to hear about coaches where I have the option to play for in the future.”
That was the not only attraction for Brewer this weekend, as he also got another look at the campus and a chance to work out with the staff.
“Went up there obviously, went on a tour of the campus and all that, I got to see the facilities, locker rooms, weight rooms which was pretty cool I had never been up there, that was pretty cool,” Brewer said, “Got to go to the camp the next morning, which I thought it was a good camp, it was fun.”
The whole visit overall was a success for the 6-0, 170-pound quarterback who was impressed with all aspects of the visit.
“I really like it, I haven’t ever been up there and see what it’s all about so that was first time I had been up there and I was pretty impressed with all of them,” Brewer said.
Right now the only offer for the Lake Travis quarterback is from SMU, but he expects that to change once his junior season gets going.
“Nothing right now, I’m kind of waiting on a few schools right now,” Brewer said, “It’s been good, a lot of schools are waiting till the start of my junior season to go farther in the recruiting stuff.”
One distinct advantage SMU will have is the relationship they have been able to build with Brewer over the past year.
“They’ve been recruiting me since last season, coach Morris and coach Craddock have been up there to watch me, they’re really close with Lake Travis so they know what type of offensive system I come from which was nice,” Brewer said.
As Brewer gets ready for a very important season for him, he wants to focus on improving some of his fundamentals to become a more consistent quarterback overall.
“I want to sharpen up my footwork and work on throwing the ball deeper,” Brewer said, “I feel that I’m an accurate passer and can drive the ball down the field but I still feel like I need to improve my technique a way.”