Connor Brewer is going home.
The former Texas quarterback, who recently announced he planned to transfer after getting caught in a numbers game at the position for the Longhorns, posted on Twitter Monday night that he will enroll at the University of Arizona, not far from his hometown of Scottsdale, Ariz.
I have committed to the University of Arizona! So excited to play for Coach Rodriguez! More great things to come for this program soon.
Brewer, who redshirted as a freshman at Texas in 2012, was sitting fourth on the UT depth chart heading into 2013. David Ash is the unquestioned starter, while senior Case McCoy and freshman Tyrone Swoopes will contend for the backup job. The Longhorns also have another highly-prized quarterback, Denton Guyer’s Jerrod Heard, committed for 2014.
Brewer will sit out the 2013 season and be eligible for Coach Rich Rodriguez’s Wildcats in 2014.
After Brewer tweeted his decision, many of his former Texas teammates offered their congratulations on Twitter.
From center Jake Raulerson:
From cornerback Quandre Diggs:
From running back Malcolm Brown:
From defensive end Cedric Reed:
Meanwhile, sophomore wide receiver Cayleb Jones, who also will transfer from Texas, tweeted he also is considering Arizona as a possible destination. Other schools Jones mentioned on Twitter, which he said are in no particular order, are North Carolina, Florida, Colorado, East Carolina, UCLA, Clemson and Auburn. Jones’ father Robert, a former linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys, attended East Carolina.