November 2, 2010
Brewer visiting Lubbock
Austin (Texas) Lake Travis quarterback Michael Brewer has been back in action for a few weeks after returning from a shoulder injury earlier this year. The 2011 Texas Tech commit appears to have picked up right where he left off. The frightening thing for opposing defenses? He may be even better than he was before.
"I've had no lingering effects at all. It's all been pretty smooth since I came back," Brewer said. "I honestly think I may be playing a little better than I even was before. I don't know if was the time off, or what the cause is, but it's been great since I've gotten back. I feel like I'm back to 100%, and maybe a little beyond. We've got a big one this week against Cedar Park for the district championship, so we'll need all the help we can get."
This weeks game against Cedar Park will be played on Thursday, giving Brewer a chance to bring his family to West Texas once more before being here for good in the Spring.
"We play on Thursday this week, so it will work out perfectly. We're going to come up on Friday and be there for the Missouri game. I'm really excited and so is my family," he said. "It's been a tough season for Tech so far, but it would get a lot better if they could get a win against a good team like Mizzou has. I know it's been tough on everybody to start out 4-4, but there's no doubt in my mind that the future is bright for Tech."
Last week's game against Marble Falls was special for Brewer because of two coaches in attendance: Texas Tech assistant coach Sonny Cumbie, and former head coach Spike Dykes.
"Coach Cumbie was there, and I also heard that Coach Dykes was there too," he said. "It's really an honor to have guys like that coming to our games."
Brewer has been recruited by Coach Cumbie from the beginning, and the relationship between the two quarterbacks has taken off quickly.
"My relationship with Coach Cumbie is really good. When I was first offered by Tech it was Coach Lincoln Riley and Coach Cumbie who I was talking with. I talked to him a lot then, and he continued to talk to me even when they didn't have a head coach yet. He was always checking up on me, and basically keeping me interested in what they had going on there," Brewer said. "I've known him for a while now throughout this process and he's a really great coach, and an even better person. I'm looking forward to having him around when I get there."
"He's got a ton of experience as a former quarterback in that league and I think that's something you can't really put a value on. I'm looking forward to working with him. He's been a huge part of what drove me to be a Red Raider for sure."
Brewer committed to Texas Tech in March over offers from Arizona State, Auburn, Baylor, Clemson, East Carolina, Kansas, Rice, Tennessee, Texas, and Tulsa.
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