Quarterback commits to Texas
Connor Brewer said Texas just felt right so the Scottsdale (Ariz.) Chaparral decided not to waste any time and he committed to the Longhorns on Monday night.
"With coach (Mack) Brown and coach (Bryan) Harsin in place, everything came together and I decided I didn't need any more time to make a decision," Brewer said. "Texas likes me a lot and I love Texas so it was the perfect fit in a lot of ways."
Brewer, a 6-foot-2, 185-pound pro-style quarterback, had an outstanding junior season and helped lead Chaparral to an undefeated season. He threw for 2,677 yards with 37 touchdowns and six interceptions.
USC, Alabama, Arizona, Arizona State, Arkansas, Auburn, LSU, Nebraska, Tennessee, Texas A&M and many other schools were pursuing Brewer, who performed well at numerous camps this past off-season, but he said the Longhorns have everything he's looking for and that it was the right fit all around.
"I have a sister there and the coaching staff is just outstanding," Brewer said. "I get along with them really well and the offense they run is a perfect fit for my style of play.
"Everything came together with them so there was no reason to wait. Some might say I committed early but I found everything I was looking for at Texas."
The Longhorns' 5-7 season did not scare away Brewer, who threw for 1,896 yards with 20 touchdowns and six interceptions in his sophomore season.
One of the best quarterbacks on the West Coast in the 2012 class, Brewer is confident things will turn around quickly and that everything is in place for future success.
Brewer seems to like the addition of Harsin, the co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, from Boise State and is pleased with how he sees everything moving forward. He plans to visit Texas for its junior day later this month.
"I'm not worried at all about last season and I think everything is fine," Brewer said. "Texas will compete for national championships again."