Connor Brewer took an unofficial visit to USC this past weekend, watched the Trojans destroy Cal, talked with the coaches and even though the junior quarterback from Scottsdale (Ariz.) Chaparral didn't pick up an offer he feels good about where he stands with the Pac-10 powerhouse.
"It should keep going pretty good," Brewer said. "Maybe I'll get down to one of their camps. Who knows, if I keep improving and keep doing what I can then maybe everything will work out.
"The school has great tradition. Quarterbacks alone have a name there. If you go to USC you're not guaranteed to go to the NFL but there's a good chance you will because they set you up for success there. Their pro-style offense is pretty close to what every NFL team runs. It's a good place to be."
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Brewer, a 6-foot-2, 185-pound prospect, watched Matt Barkley throw for 352 yards and five touchdowns and he also got a chance to talk with quarterbacks coach Clay Helton and linebackers coach Joe Barry, who recruits Brewer's area. Barry is expected to stop at Scottsdale Chaparral later this week.
Both USC assistant coaches left a good impression on Brewer, who's led Chaparral to an 8-0 record and has thrown for 1,552 yards with 22 touchdowns and four interceptions so far this season.
"I talked to coach Clay Helton, who's their quarterbacks coach, and he was saying they're not really going to offer a quarterback until closer to spring time because they have to evaluate everybody but to keep working hard," Brewer said.
"I talked to their linebackers coach, who's our regional scout, Joe Barry, he's coming down to our school this Thursday to look at some kids and talk to our coach.
"(Helton) is a really smart guy. He knows a lot about football and a lot about the quarterback position. I know he's coached a lot of positions over the years at Memphis and now at USC. Talking to him makes me want to play there because he's a good coach and a good guy also."
Brewer is not finished taking unofficial visits this fall. He plans to take in the Texas-Baylor game on Oct. 30 and the Alabama-Auburn matchup on Nov. 26.
The Longhorns and Crimson Tide are two of the many teams involved with Brewer, who lists early verbal offers from Arizona, Arizona State and Nebraska.