UPDATED: Brewer breaks down his WSU verbal

WELL THAT DIDN'T take long. Moments ago, Cody Brewer verbally committed to Mike Leach, just days after Washington State ramped up its interest in the tall, highly athletic Texas quarterback. Cougfan.com spoke with the newest Cougar, who said his relationship with the coaches and the Air Raid offense is why he'll don crimson in 2016.

Brewer, a 6-6, 215-pound senior at Corpus Christi's Flour Bluff High, was offered by Washington State in March, but he and the Cougars' fell to each others' proverbial back burner when Ian Book verballed to WSU a short time later. With Book's recent end around to South Bend, the courtship between Brewer and WSU resumed quickly. But there was a snag.

Brewer wanted to see the campus before committing to WSU. An unofficial visit before school started was possible, but far from likely. That could have meant weeks and perhaps even months before Brewer's and WSU's schedule could find an official date that worked -- and not having the '16 class QB on board until September or later is problematic.

So why did Brewer change his mind and pledge sight unseen?

"I just really like the school and obviously the offense is great," Brewer said. "They throw the ball 50-60 times per game, which is great. I can't wait to get to WSU and check everything out for myself.

"Obviously running the ball is important, but as a quarterback, you love throwing it. There's going to be a comfort level for me when I get up there because we run the same offense here at my high school. We throw probably 40 times per game, so it's about the same."

Brewer has flown largely under the radar in this recruiting cycle but he's been high on WSU's list for months. He was offered by Washington State back in March, but he and the Cougars' fell to each others' proverbial back burner when Ian Book verballed to WSU a short time later. With Book's recent end around to South Bend, the courtship between Brewer and WSU resumed quickly.

While Brewer has attracted interest from a variety of Power 5 conference schools, WSU was the only one to extend an offer. His other rides were from Sam Houston State, Houston Baptist and Texas A&M Kingsville - each wanted him to play both football and basketball.

WSU was his first offer, though, something Brewer said was special.

"That showed that they saw something in me that no other school did," Brewer said. "That right there makes you feel good about yourself. It makes me that much more excited to be a Cougar."

Brewer committed to the Cougs during a conference call on Friday with Mike Leach, Clay McGuire and other members of the coaching staff. Brewer had the conference call with his friends and family close by.

"The coaches were pretty excited about it and I'm pretty excited about it," he said. "We haven't worked out a date for me to go check the school out on an official visit, but I'm hoping we do that soon."

In a recent conversation with CF.C before Brewer verbally committed, Flour Bluff head coach Chris Steinbruck said it was Brewer's relationship with the WSU coaches that made the school stand out.

“Coach Leach and his staff have been at Texas Tech and Cody feels comfortable with those guys because they’re familiar with Texas. He likes the offense and I think he could do really well up there.

“He likes Coach Harrell, Coach McGuire and Coach Leach. I think it’s a good deal and we’ll have to wait and see how everything with Cody plays out.”

It worked out with Brewer pledging Wazzu and becoming the 10th known verbal commitment for '16. The newest Coug joins Grant Porter, Skyler Thomas, Joshua Watson, Josiah Westbrook, D'jimon Jones, Stephen Houston, Jalen Thompson, Renard Bell and Jihad Woods in Leach's 2016 class.




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