The quarterback carousel in Charlottesville continues to turn, as 247Sports broke the news yesterday that former Arizona quarterback Connor Brewer will be transferring to Virginia and be immediately eligible to play.
So in case you're keeping track, Matt Johns was the named starter for the Hoos from the Spring Game. Corwin "Turtle" Cutler announced he'd transfer out. Then Greyson Lambert, last year's starter, announced he'd transfer out, and has since chosen Georgia, his home state. Then Turtle announced he'd changed his mind, and he'd be sticking around after all. And now in comes Brewer to vie for a starting role here.
Brewer's own career has been a little bit of a carousel as well. He originally committed and attended Texas coming out of high school, where he redshirted his freshman year in 2012. He then transferred to Arizona, where he sat out his 2013 season due to NCAA transfer rules. Last fall, he accrued stats in just one game at Arizona against UNLV.
And it was a glorious appearance.
Brewer was in for exactly one play, where he ran the ball for three yards and a touchdown. The Wildcats would go on to defeat the Rebels, 58-13.
Having fallen behind on the Arizona depth chart, he announced that, after graduation, he'd be transferring yet again. This time, he'd be staying in his home state, committing to Northern Arizona. A couple weeks after Lambert announced he'd be leaving Virginia, Brewer announced he'd be coming to Charlottesville.
Because he is a graduate transfer, Brewer will be immediately eligible for the Hoos. He will have two seasons of eligibility remaining.
Brewer had initially committed to Texas during junior day, over offers from Alabama, Arizona, Arizona State, Arkansas, LSU, Miami, Michigan, Nebraska, Stanford, Tennessee, and Texas A&M, for starters. Then, he was ranked the No. 4 pro-style passer nationally.
A new opportunity has arose for me to further my education and football career! I have committed to The University of Virginia to get my masters and to succeed in football!