What’s next for former Texas Longhorns quarterback Connor Brewer? The recent transfer out of Texas has left a lot of rumored options on the table for the former high school standout from Arizona.
Notre Dame and Alabama were among the first to express interest in Brewer but the reported interest in schools did not include either of the two traditional powerhouses. ESPN’s Joe Schad tweeted yesterday that the former Longhorn’s interests span from his Arizona, UCLA, Louisville, Vanderbilt and Tennessee.
Brewer quarterbacked his high school team to three-straight state championships back home in Scottsdale, AZ. He was one of the most accomplished QB in his recruiting class, however, his time at Texas never came because of the Longhorns over-crowded depth chart at the QB position.
Realistically, I don’t see Brewer going anywhere other than Arizona. Having to sit out for a season takes away any conflict among prospective schools with a senior or junior at quarterback. But without a real juggernaut at the top of his list, returning home would be the expected and rather cliché thing to do.
The opportunity to play isn’t a lost cause for Brewer, either. He hasn’t had a real opportunity to flourish and show his ability to really be ruled out at this point. With Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater coming off of a strong sophomore campaign with Heisman buzz entering his junior season; Louisville could be the best location for Brewer as he would have the chance to step into the starting role next season upon Bridgewater’s departure to the NFL. Not to mention, the Cardinals will be entering their first year in the newly expanded ACC in 2014.
I don’t think Brewer goes to either SEC school listed in his reported options. If he isn’t going to entertain the idea of Alabama with AJ McCarron entering his senior season, why would he join mediocrity at either school in Tennessee? As a third option, UCLA would make sense because of the resurgence the program appears to be on the verge of under head coach Jim Mora not to mention the proximity to his home in Arizona.
I expect Brewer to narrow it down to Arizona, Louisville and UCLA before he finally decides.