Brewer A Recruiter

When Mack Brown built his largely new Texas staff, he managed to land several ace recruiters. On Feb. 7, he added another one in Chapparal (Ariz.) quarterback Connor Brewer.

When Brewer committed to the Longhorns, he said he would divert his time to recruiting his new teammates.

"I've really talked to the guys who have already committed," Brewer said. "I've just tried to stay in contact with them and tell them how much I'm looking forward to being a future teammate."

He said he's also taken time to focus on players the staff has identified as priority recruits, players like Cayleb Jones, Johnathan Gray, Michael Starts and Kennedy Estelle.

"I've seen film on everybody that I'm talking to," Brewer said. "Those are definitely the type of players I want to play with. There are a lot of great players there."

Brewer has also spent time trying to help lure Andrus Peat, a five-star offensive tackle and fellow Arizonan.

"I was actually trying to bring him down (this weekend) with me," Brewer said. "But he had a basketball game and couldn't make it.

"Schools all over (the nation) want him," Brewer said. "He seems like a nice kid and a great football player. If he's looking for the same things that I was, I think Texas will be a shoo-in for him."

Brewer made his way to Austin Friday night for Saturday's Junior Day, marking the third time in the past few months that he's visited Austin.

"I'm looking forward to getting in there and learning about things I didn't already know, and meeting with the academic people," Brewer said. "I'm excited to meet all the recruits and try to get some of the big guys.

"I'm not going to push them, per se, but I will tell them, 'hey, I'd love to play with you, and you're a great player,'" Brewer said.

Brewer also said he was excited to catch a practice, to see the quarterbacks and to watch new offensive coordinator Bryan Harsin coach them.

Brewer said his recruitment has slowed considerably since his commitment, besides the occasional conversations with Harsin and Brown.

"I guess a few coaches might have called my coach and asked about me, but I'm not talking to anybody else," Brewer said. "I know where I'm going. I'm just trying to recruit other players to come join me, and that's pretty much where my recruitment stands."


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