Hokies add transfer QB

Chris Coleman, TechSideline.com, on March 2, 2014
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Michael Brewer visited Blacksburg this weekend, and immediately decided to transfer from Texas Tech to Virginia Tech.  The former Red Raider will enroll in June for Tech’s first summer session, per this report by The Roanoke Times.

Brewer, a Texas native, was the #2 quarterback at Texas Tech as a r-freshman in 2012.  In backup duty that year he completed 34-of-48 passes (70.8%) for 375 yards, with four touchdowns and no interceptions.  He was expected to start for the Red Raiders in 2013, but a back injury derailed those chances.  He suffered the back injury last summer, and wasn’t able to return to practice until October of 2013.

Brewer was a 3-star recruit out of Lake Travis High School in Austin.  For part of his high school career, he played for current Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris.  He put up huge numbers as a junior…

Passing: 70.1% completion, 4437 yards, 41 touchdowns, 7 interceptions
Rushing: 124 carries, 593 yards, 23 touchdowns

Brewer missed part of his senior season with an injury, but still threw for 2,865 yards and was an All-State selection in the state of Texas.

He plans to graduate from Texas Tech this May, and his status as a graduate student will make him eligible to play immediately at Virginia Tech.  He will be eligible to play for the Hokies in 2014 and 2015, and Brewer is expected to compete with Mark Leal for the starting job this season.  His presence on the roster could also allow the Hokies to redshirt quarterbacks Andrew Ford and Chris Durkin.

Brewer originally wanted to stay close to home and play for Texas or TCU, but Texas Tech blocked his request because all of those schools are in the Big 12.  He eventually chose the Hokies over Kentucky.


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