Arizona OL Has Visits Set

Arizona offensive line prospect, Mikal Brewer, has already taken one official visit and has three more set. He has a pretty firm list of five schools he's considering...

Mikal Brewer, 6-4, 275, Peoria (Ariz.) Centennial, is holding to the same five schools he mentioned in August. He has made one visit already and has dates set with three others schools.

Brewer said the five schools are UCLA, Notre Dame, Nebraska, Stanford and Arizona. "I've set up visits to U of A (November 3) and UCLA (November 23), and I'll probably take a visit to Notre Dame on December 6. I have already taken a trip to Nebraska, and it was awesome. They have very nice facilities. All of the schools have offered me except Notre Dame, but they told me that coach Willingham doesn't like to offer early and if I take a visit out there I likely have a scholarship."

As to which school or schools are recruiting Brewer the hardest, he said, "It's really hard to say. I've cut down my choices of schools to five, and they are all recruiting me the same. I'm getting a lot of phone calls, and I'm still getting plenty of letters."

Brewer has been limited to the offensive side of the ball since the Centennial's opener. "I twisted my ankle four weeks ago in the first game, and it has really been difficult to play defensively. On offense you just fire off the ball, and you know your assignment. Defensively it's certainly more reacting and cutting. It's almost back to 100%."

When he is healthy Brewer plays defensive nose tackle and offensive guard. "Last season I played tackle, but they decided to move me to guard this season." Yet football is definitely not the only sport that Brewer is involved with at Centennial. "I do wrestling. I'm the state champion. It really allows me to utilize my strength. My bench press is 340, and my squat is 500."

Despite the injury to his ankle, Brewer and his Coyote teammates have faired well this season although No 4-rated Centennial is coming off its first lose of the season to undefeated and No. 2-rated Chaparral Friday, 26-7.

According to Brewer leaving home wouldn't be a big deal. "My dad would like me to go to U of A, but he's not going to try and influence me to go there since he can watch all the games wherever I go." This past summer Brewer did not attend any camps. "I just kinda of wanted the summer to myself. In the past I've done wrestling camps and different kinds of football camps. It always seems like I lose my summer because I am going so many places. I just felt like staying home, working out and doing things with the team."

Brewer is fully qualified.


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