Brewer returns from UT visit

One of the top quarterbacks in the Class of 2012 visited the 40 Acres over the weekend. Read below to see how the visit went.

Connor Brewer, a four-star signal caller from Chaparral (Ariz.) High School, made the trip down to Austin Saturday for the Baylor game. And the junior said he enjoyed the unofficial visit.

"I loved it," Brewer said. "Texas is a great place. It was fun all the little things we did, and the people we got to meet.

"It was a great trip, and I can't wait to do it again."

Brewer met with Texas offensive coordinator Greg Davis, his main recruiter, before touring the facilities. Then came one of the highlights of his trip, a meeting with Texas coach Mack Brown.

"We talked for quite a while," Brewer said. "It was fun talking about Texas's tradition and all the great players they've had go through here who are now in the NFL. It was great getting to pick his brain and hear about some of his knowledge.

"We really talked about everything," Brewer said. "We talked about what they're looking for in a quarterback, about recruiting and a little bit of everything."

Brewer said the coaches said he fit what they were looking for in a quarterback, but added that they needed to see him throw in person. The plan, then, is for Brewer to come down for one of the Texas junior days or one-day camps. If that doesn't work, Brewer said the plan was for the coaches to come by his high school to see him throw before extending an offer.

"I'm not sure if they will offer," Brewer said. "I had a great time, and I felt like the coaches liked me. I like them, but I'm not sure if they will offer me.

"I do know I"m among a handful of kids that they're evaluating who fit into their offense," Brewer said. "As for the rest of it, it's too early to say. There's a lot more season to go for me, and a lot more season left for them."

Brewer's season is going well, with his defending state champion squad holding a 9-0 record. Because Chaparral is in the running for hardware yet again, Brewer said he wouldn't focus on the college process until after this season ended.

But when he does, Texas will surely be a part of that decision-making process. Brewer said he enjoyed his trip, and particularly identified with a former Longhorn quarterback.

"I met Colt (McCoy) when I was going through the facilities," Brewer said. "I talked with him a bit. He's a great guy."

Brewer said he was struck by the passion of the fans later when McCoy's jersey was retired.

"That was awesome," Brewer said. "When he first walked in, everybody was as loud as they could be. That kid played in that stadium, and he was now in the NFL.

"You could see how much he meant to that state and program," Brewer said. "You saw the mark that one kid could make, and I thought 'what if I was that kid?' I grew up watching him on TV. It was amazing."

Still, Brewer said he was most struck by his visit with Brown.

"That alone was worth the trip," Brewer said. "I loved being on the field, watching the stadium fill up to about 100,000 fans."

Not even the Baylor win dented the trip for Brewer.

"Obviously, Texas lost, so it was a little disappointing," Brewer said. "But win or lose, Texas is a great place."


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