Another name has been added to the Hokies’ quarterback competition for this fall as former Texas Tech quarterback Michael Brewer is transferring to Virginia Tech.
Brewer confirmed his decision to Andy Bitter of the Roanoke Times and made an announcement via Twitter.
Excited and humbled to announce that I will be attending Virginia Tech #Hokies— Michael Brewer (@MBrewer16) March 2, 2014
As he will be graduating in May, Brewer will come to Virginia Tech with two years of eligibility left and will be eligible to play in the 2014 season.
Brewer was expected to start for the Red Raiders in 2013, but a back injury kept him out of the first month of the season allowing freshman standouts Davis Webb and Baker Mayfield to supplant him. Brewer announced his intention to transfer in January.
Since that time, Brewer has been linked to several schools including Texas and TCU, but Texas Tech would not release him to a school within the Big 12.
Though several other schools were reportedly interested, Brewer told Bitter that the choice came down to Virginia Tech or Kentucky.
Virginia Tech is in need of a new starting quarterback after the departure of three-year starter Logan Thomas. Mark Leal, who will be a redshirt senior at the start of the 2014 season, was seen as the likely frontrunner ahead of Brenden Motley and Brian Rody.
In his college career, Brewer has thrown for 440 yards, five touchdowns and no interceptions.