Update: July 10, Wednesday, 3:52 p.m. ET
Brewer has officially been released from his Texas scholarship and is wasting no time looking for a new school. Some of the teams he's interested in are Arizona and Arizona State, but he has already heard from Alabama, Notre Dame, Stanford, Duke and Tennessee, according to Richard Obert of AZCentral.
The former Texas quarterback is still weighing his options, per the report:
“I don’t have a place in mind,” said Brewer, who spent his first year in Texas last season as a red-shirt. “Definitely (UA) could be a good place to go. It’s still early, too soon to say where I’ll end up.”
Brewer will be forced to sit out a season if he picks another Division I school.
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Former 4-star quarterback Connor Brewer was the first Texas commitment of the 2012 recruiting class. Now, he is no longer part of the team and is seeking a transfer, according to 247Sports, (h/t College Football Talk).
Brewer redshirted last season and was expected to compete for a backup role this season. Although he never suited up for the Longhorns, he did make headlines last February after being arrested for public intoxication and minor in possession.
While the reason for a transfer is unknown at this time, it's unlikely that it has anything to do with the off-the-field issues.
Will Texas be alright without Connor Brewer?
Like all highly rated recruits, Brewer is likely searching for more playing time. He didn't play last season, and his future as a Longhorn was bleak. Texas has two experienced quarterbacks in David Ash and Case McCoy, who will likely see the bulk of the playing time this season.
Texas is also high on freshman Tyrone Swoopes after seeing him perform well in the spring game.
There is also a solid commitment from 4-star dual-threat quarterback Jerrod Heard in the 2014 recruiting class.
With the depth at the position, Brewer saw his playing chances slipping away and will probably pick a school where he has a better chance at starting.
Brewer was the fifth best quarterback of the 2012 recruiting class and the 154th best player, according to 247sports. He became the first Arizona quarterback to lead his high school to three consecutive state championships, and he had offers from Alabama, LSU, Arizona State and Miami among others.