Brewer elated to be a Longhorn

BY foxsports • February 11, 2011

By Kevin Flaherty
FOXSportsSouthwest.com

February 11, 2011

Chaparral (Ariz.) quarterback Connor Brewer enjoyed a huge summer before his junior year, emerging as one of the West Coast's top talents with several strong camp performances, including a banner showing at the Elite 11.

Those camps led to interest from colleges, including what Brewer called a "small" showing of interest from Texas. But the junior, whose sister Ashley is a freshman swimmer on the 40 Acres, decided that he wanted more. So he called up then offensive coordinator Greg Davis. And called again. And again.

"I called them back and really tried to show interest," Brewer said at the time.

So much so, that Brewer admitted that he was probably "bugging" Davis. But along the way, he also convinced Davis to make him a priority recruit on the Longhorns' recruiting board.

"That sounds a lot like Connor," said Charlie Ragle, Brewer's coach at Chaparral. "That story honestly reminds me of him evolving from his freshman to sophomore year. When he sets his mind to do something, he doesn't stop until he achieves it."

Months later, even after Davis resigned, the extra work paid off with an offer from new Longhorn offensive coordinator Bryan Harsin. Brewer discussed it with his family and the Chaparral coaching staff before quickly pulling the trigger on his commitment.

"I couldn't think of one other place I wanted to be," said Brewer, Texas' first commitment in the Class of 2012. "I couldn't think of one bad thing about Texas. Playing for Coach (Mack) Brown, for Coach Harsin


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