January 12, 2011

Brewer ready to work

Austin (Texas) Lake Travis quarterback Michael Brewer has finally made it to the end of a lengthy recruiting process. It was a process that also saw him take on some additional responsibilities as he sold Texas Tech to his peers. The 2011 commit is looking forward to getting back to the grind of football.

"The move has been great. I got in on Monday and have been getting settled in," he said. "I've got everything set for classes and stuff like that, so I'm ready to roll."

"It's kind of crazy to actually be here after talking about being here for so long. I'm looking forward to just getting back into a football routine soon. After always being on the phone with this guy or that guy, it will be nice to go back to playing football."

Even though offensive coordinator Neal Brown is on the road recruiting for the next few weeks, Brewer's learning process won't be put on hold until he returns.

"I'm going to get with one of the offensive graduate assistants and just start trying to learn as much as possible about the offense," he said. "I'll be doing a lot of the work in the weight room and the film room early. Hopefully when spring ball starts it will be time to move on to that next step of putting the system to work on the field. I'm excited to get it going."

Whether a red shirt is involved in the fall, or not, Brewer has an idea of what he'd like to have accomplished by this time next year.

"I'd like to be able to understand and command the offense as much as I can. I really just want to be a complete student of the game," he said. "I know the work we put in off the field is going to pay off soon enough. I hope I'll be able to grow in the program and start becoming a leader, but I'll have to know what I'm talking about first. That's where all of the studying will come in. Hopefully the weight room will have a good effect on me and I'll put on some weight and gain some quickness. It's a long process for sure, but I'm ready to get it started."

Brewer committed to Tech in March over offers from Arizona State, Auburn, Baylor, Clemson, East Carolina, Kansas, Rice, Tennessee, Texas, and Tulsa.

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