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Brewer hopes for big start to season

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Arizona State and Nebraska have already verbally offered 2012 quarterback Connor Brewer from Scottsdale (Ariz.) Chaparral and if things go well early in his junior season there's a chance more big-time programs could get involved.
Brewer, a 6-foot-2, 185-pound pro-style quarterback, had a busy off-season with camp stops at the Berkeley Elite 11, USC, UCLA, Georgia and Tennessee. He also visited Stanford. No other offers have arrived but Brewer said he has received positive feedback from numerous coaching staffs.
"I didn't really pick a favorite from them but the atmosphere is a lot different from the Pac-10 to the SEC," Brewer said. "That was pretty much the main difference for me. In the Pac-10 it was a lot more calm and collected.
"At USC they got pretty riled up and in the SEC it was amazing football, there was great talent. You didn't see a position without a good athlete pretty much.
"They're all going to keep evaluating me for the first couple games and after the first couple games they said they'll see. A couple said that they could make an offer after those first few games."
Texas and Alabama have also expressed interest over the summer and Brewer, who threw for 1,896 yards with 20 touchdowns and six interceptions in his sophomore season, said he wanted to visit both schools but ran out of time.
As for Brewer's two offers, both programs have a legitimate shot at landing him. He said distance probably won't play a major factor in his decision but it cannot hurt that the Sun Devils are his hometown school.
"It's only about 10 minutes from my house and my family is here and everything, it's a great school and a great program," Brewer said.
"Nebraska is a great school with great tradition and I talk to the coaches and I think they're really knowledgeable. I like them a lot. I don't really have a preference right now. All my options are open and I haven't really made a decision."
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