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Source: Tech in talks with transfer QB Brewer

BLACKSBURG – Former Texas Tech quarterback Michael Brewer has been in contact with Virginia Tech’s football program about transferring to play for the Hokies, a source said.
Brewer, a sophomore, announced his decision to leave Texas Tech in January. He hoped to transfer to Texas or TCU and not sit out, but Texas Tech denied that request citing the fact that he would be playing within the Big 12 conference still.
The 6-foot-1, 185-pound Brewer, a Lake Travis, Texas native, redshirted in 2011 and played sparingly in 2012. He went 34 for 48 for 375 yards and four touchdowns while seeing action in nine games.
He suffered a back injury in June, 2013 and was unable to win the Red Raiders’ starting quarterback job when he came back.
He is finishing classes at Texas Tech this spring and will graduate in May, making him eligible to play the 2014 season. He’ll have two years of eligibility remaining.
In high school, Brewer played for current Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris. He was a three-star prospect when he committed to Texas Tech.
Tech also had discussions with former USC quarterback Max Wittek, the source confirmed. The 6-foot-4, 235-pound Wittek, a four-star recruit out of Mater Dei High School in California, redshirted for the Trojans in 2011 and started the next season.
But Wittek lost the starting job to Cody Kessle this past season and is sitting out this spring, while completing his degree at the school.
Virginia Tech returns junior Mark Leal at quarterback. Leal was Logan Thomas’ backup the past two seasons. But Leal underperformed when Thomas was injured in this season’s Sun Bowl loss to UCLA.
The Hokies also have redshirt freshmen Brenden Motley and two true freshmen, Chris Durkin and Andrew Ford, as candidates behind center for the 2014 season.