Brewster: Have arm, will travel

Mullen (Denver) QB Clint Brewster is a player to keep an eye on this summer. After receiving interest from a few schools early in the recruiting season, Brewster has seen his stock skyrocket after several top quarterbacks made their commitment announcements over the past month. Now he's one of the most sought-after quarterbacks in the west and he's looking forward to his visit to Washington.

"Originally, schools like Southern Mississippi, Miami, Tennessee and Illinois were showing me the most interest," Brewster told recently. "Now I'm hearing from almost everyone. After I did well at the Las Vegas regional for the Elite 11 camp, lots of schools started sending me stuff and requesting my tape."

One school that has been on Brewster for a while is the University of Washington and the coach recruiting him has been Bob Simmons.

"They started sending me stuff in February," Brewster said. "Coach Simmons is a great guy and I got to talk to him and he stopped by our school. When the coaches could call I got to talk to their offensive coordinator, coach (Tim) Lappano, and he told me all about the campus, the program and what Seattle is like and what they are trying to do up there. He said they really liked me a lot.

"(Washington) talked about offering me and said they were really interested so they want to see me in camp and then they will know what they want to do. My dad and I are heading up to Seattle on July 1st and then I'll get up there and throw and show them what I can do."

Brewster got an up-close look at the Huskies when his father, then the tight ends and special teams coach for the Texas Longhorns, had him stand on the sidelines for the 2001 Holiday Bowl.

"That was a great game," Brewster said. "It was really back and forth and Washington showed how explosive they could be in that game. Texas just had a little more.

"My dad has told me all about Washington as a program and how they have always been a really good team and that it's a great school. It helps that he's been to so many different colleges that I can get first-hand knowledge right from him. That's a big benefit."

In addition to his visit to Washington, Brewster and his father Tim – currently the tight ends coach for the Denver Broncos – will venture across the state to Pullman and a visit with one of the elder Brewster's friends.

"Coach (Bill) Doba and I were coaches under coach (Leon) Burtnett at Purdue so it will be fun to see them again," Tim said. "We know they like to throw the ball around over there so that is a place that both Clint and I wanted to see."

"I know that Washington and Washington State both are pretty wide-open in the way they throw the ball and they want athletic guys who can make good reads, so I'm looking pretty hard at both of them, definitely," the younger Brewster said.

Brewster has three offers right now – Washington State, Southern Mississippi and Mississippi State – and he expects to hit several campuses this summer before his father heads off the training camp with the Broncos in late July.

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