Brewer flips to Texas

Cade Brewer (Justin Wells/IT)

Cade Brewer (Justin Wells/IT)

When OU, A&M, and Baylor came calling, Lake Travis TE Cade Brewer said ‘thanks, but no thanks’ to all three and stayed committed to SMU.

When Tom Herman and Texas came calling, Brewer listened.

Herman’s search for a tight end to fit his offense took a major step today when Brewer flipped his commitment from SMU to Texas.

During his senior season, Brewer had 853 yards and 14 touchdowns on 64 receptions.

From the 12/8/16 Notebook:

Cade Brewer, TE – Lake Travis (2017)

How he fits at Texas: Brewer reminds me of Ricky Seals-Jones in that he’s just credible enough as a blocker at H-back that he can play the position and open up a wide world of possibilities in the world of play-action, quick game, and misdirection TE screens. Brewer has better hands then RSJ though and is already about 220 with the potential to reach 240 or better in college. Brewer is a willing blocker but he’s been working in Lake Travis’ outside zone-based run game and isn’t executing a lot of smashmouth techniques like kicking out a DE. He’s also been spending at least half his time flexed out wide where his plus speed and route running at the position make him a favorite target amidst a loaded cast of skill talent for the Cavs. If Brewer can add size, strength, and blocking technique he could be a dominant, dual-threat TE. If he just grows enough to be a credible blocker he could still be a lethal weapon thanks to his athleticism and receiving skills. – IB

Coach Says: Tight end recruiting is alive and well again for the Longhorns. This year Houston’s tight end had more targets than both Andrew Beck and Caleb Bluiett combined, and with Bluiett graduating it is going to be imperative to find some capable bodies for the position. While Bluiett was used more for the dirty work as a blocker, Brewer is used frequently in the passing game up the road at Lake Travis and will fill the role of the “move” tight end and will line up all over the formation. Brewer caught 51 passes for 813 yards and 14 touchdowns in a Lake Travis offense that made it all the way to the state title game in 2015, and this year has been more of the same. The Texas staff got a very close look at Brewer this past weekend when Lake Travis took on Westlake, and they must have liked what they saw because they offered right after. Brewer is a more than capable option for the new offense that will be rolled out in Austin in 2017.

Brewer is the 10th member of UT’s Class of 2017. He joins Toneil Carter (Langham Creek), Joshua Rowland (MGCCC, Juco) Taquon Graham (Temple), Montrell Estell (Hooks), Kobe Boyce (Lake Dallas), Damion Miller (John Tyler), Sam Ehlinger (Austin Westlake), Lagaryonn Carson (Liberty-Eylau), and Josh Thompson (Nacogdoches).

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