Nov 10, 2012; Lubbock, TX, USA; Texas Tech Red Raiders quarter back Michael Brewer (16) rushes against the Kansas Jayhawks in the first half at Jones AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports
Michael Brewer has a lot of potential to be a very good collegiate quarterback but after Brewer got stuck behind Davis Webb and Oklahoma-bound Baker Mayfield, Brewer decided to transfer from Texas Tech following his graduation in the spring. Because of his spring graduation, Brewer will be eligibile to play in the fall and Brewer will also bring two years of eligibility to wherever he goes. Michael Brewer was considering TCU and Texas but Texas Tech will not let Brewer transfer to another Big 12 school so which school is now in the lead?
The Virginia Tech Hokies have been rumored with Max Wittek previously but Michael Brewer is now being linked with the Hokies especially since Brewer will visit Virginia Tech very soon. Virginia Tech already has a coming quarterback battle but Brewer has the potential to come in over the summer and take the starting quarterback job. Mark Leal has showed some potential but a guy like Brewer would allow Leal to be used as a utility guy that could allow the Hokies to even use some Wildcat formations.
One guy that Brewer could be chasing along with Leal if he goes to Virginia Tech is QB Andrew Ford who enrolled early so he could get a head start in Spring Practice. A strong spring could force Leal into a utility role and make it a battle between Ford, Brewer, and Chris Durkin. Andrew Ford might not have the best arm but he is accurate and his maturity can help him level the playing field for the starting quarterback job. Chris Durkin has a big arm and seems to already be building good relationships with the offensive line commits which also shows a lot of maturity.
However, Michael Brewer seems to be the optimal guy especially since Brewer comes from a program that is known for having solid collegiate passers. Brewer would have some very good receivers to throw to with wide receivers Joshua Stanford, Willie Byrn, Demitri Knowles, and tight end Kalvin Cline. Brewer should be able to adjust fairly quickly from Texas Tech’s spread to the Hokies’ more traditional, pro-style offense that also includes some spread elements.
Michael Brewer has some mobility but Brewer isn’t the mobile threat like Logan Thomas while Brewer is also a lot smaller than the 6’6” Thomas. Brewer is about 6 feet tall but Brewer has the talent to make all thre throws that he will need to make for the Hokies. Brewer will also get to play in an offense that also has a solid running game led by Trey Edmunds who will be back in plenty of time for next season. Brewer has the talent to make a big impact with the Hokies so the question is will he be playing home games in Blacksburg next fall?
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