Mar 3 2012; Austin, TX, USA; Texas Longhorns quarterback Connor Brewer (7) throws a pass during spring practice at Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports

Alabama, Notre Dame Interested in Texas Longhorns QB Transfer Connor Brewer


It was reported yesterday that Texas Longhorns back up quarterback Connor Brewer would be transferring from the program after being passed up by true freshman Tyrone Swoopes on the team’s depth chart.

With Brewer’s transfer coming, the Scottsdale, Arizona product has said that two teams that contacted him within the past 24 hours are the two teams that competed in the most recent BCS National Championship — the Alabama Crimson Tide and Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

Duke, Stanford and Tennessee are also reportedly interested in the redshirt freshman signal-caller.

There was initially some belief that Brewer could return to the West Coast, but he made it clear that he will explore all options and choose the school that give him the best chance at earning a starting job.

“I don’t have a place in mind,” Brewer told the Arizona Republic. “It’s still early, too soon to say where I’ll end up.

“I think I still have a chance at [starting]/ I felt I’d have a better opportunity at another place. I want to go to a place where I can play sooner.”

When Brewer was being recruited as a four-star recruit, he chose Texas over the likes of  Alabama, Stanford, Miami, Tennessee, Arkansas, Texas A&M, LSU and Arizona.

With Alabama still showing interest, there is a chance that they could emerge as the favorites to land Brewer as a potential replacement for A.J. McCarron after this season.

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