Reports: Texas QB Connor Brewer to transfer

By Chris Huston | College Football Writer

Connor Brewer is transferring. (USATSI)
Connor Brewer is headed out of Austin. (USATSI)

Texas freshman quarterback Connor Brewer has decided to leave the Longhorns football program, according to various reports that came out on Tuesday.

Brewer's mom told the website Hornsnation that her son was still enrolled at Texas but would soon be seeking a transfer.

The 6-foot-2, 195-pounder out of Scottsdale, Ariz., was a four-star recruit from the class of 2012. He was rated the No. 4 pro-style quarterback by 247Sports. He came to Texas during the spring of 2012 but redshirted the following fall.

The crowded depth chart is the most likely reason for his pending departure.

"What the final, final straw was, I'm not sure. I don't know if he was getting the absolute fair shot there," said Dennis Gile, Brewer's private quarterbacks coach while in high school. "He's got a guy in front of him that's going to play at least two more years.

Junior David Ash is that guy with two more years to go and senior Case McCoy is his likely backup. Fellow redshirt freshman Jalen Overstreet is also in the mix, while true freshman Tyrone Swoopes came in for spring and was very impressive. Indeed, the talk around Austin is that the athletic, dual-threat Swoopes is the future of Texas football. Brewer is the most conventional, pocket-oriented quarterback of the bunch, which may explain why he's lost in the shuffle.

No word yet on his transfer destination. Alabama, Arizona, Arizona State, Arkansas, Michigan, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Stanford, Tennessee, Texas A&M, UCLA, USC and Washington all offered him out of high school.

 
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