Former baseball player Brewer to play football for Vols

Brent Brewer of the Brevard County Manatees gets a hit during opening night's game with the Daytona Cubs held at Space Coast Stadium Viera.

Photo by Craig Rubadoux, Florida Today

Brent Brewer of the Brevard County Manatees gets a hit during opening night's game with the Daytona Cubs held at Space Coast Stadium Viera.

Tennessee’s 2010 class continues to grow.

Brent Brewer, a 6-foot-2, 205-pound athlete, has decided to play football for UT beginning this fall.

Brewer has spent more than four years playing baseball in the Milwaukee Brewers farm system.

He originally signed to play football for Florida State out of Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone, Ga., in 2006. He chose to play baseball after Milwaukee selected him in the second round of the 2006 Major League Baseball draft.

Brewer told InsideTennessee.com he will be on scholarship at UT and plans to enroll in classes in July during the second session of summer school.

Brewer was considered a three-star wide receiver by Scout.com and Rivals.com in 2006.

Sandy Creek coach Chip Walker said Brewer will most likely play safety at UT. Walker said he believes Brewer could play defense or offense for the Vols.

“He’s a great athlete and he has a very good work ethic,” Walker said. “It’s going to be a pretty easy transition for him I would say.”

Walker said he and Brewer have already started working on the transition.

Walker said Brewer was at the high school recently training for his return to football.

“With him having to approach baseball as a job, I think he’ll take that same approach in the locker room at Tennessee,” Walker said. “Not only will it help him but it will help some of those young guys there at Tennessee, too.”

Brewer batted .240 with 17 home runs and 472 strikeouts in 427 games as a shortstop/outfielder in Milwaukee’s organization. He last played for Class AA Huntsville before deciding to leave baseball last month.

Brewer is the second player in the last week to join UT’s 2010 class.

Offensive lineman Darin Gooch from Butte Community College in Oroville, Calif., began taking summer classes at UT last Thursday.

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ncvol17 writes:

let's hope he is a quick learner..welcome

voloffaith writes:

I'm waiting on ya'll to say can we add 80-90 lbs and make him a lineman? We've got plenty of help in the secondary right? No info as of yet on a scholarship. Baseball going to pay his way? What were his numbers like back in the day? He saw his meal ticket at that time as baseball and now....Just curious and we will get more info later...

gatorhator4eva writes:

quick safety!! always a plus.

scvols writes:

He was a 3 star when he committed to FS in 2006.

Catfish writes:

Will probably play linebacker

charles57#1378642 writes:

Fried catfish? Is there any other kind?

OrangePsyched writes:

We need depth, depth and more depth. If he's well over 200 lbs put him at linebacker. Hope he has the discipline to go to class every day since he's been out of school for 4 years. Welcome aboard Brent and wherever you play lay the wood dawg!

ctownvol writes:

The last safety we got from that part of Metro-Atlanta turned out pretty well. EB14

crimsonviper writes:

in response to ctownvol:

The last safety we got from that part of Metro-Atlanta turned out pretty well. EB14

Aye,Captain..he did turn out well.
And on another note,What are you doing here?
Did you finally overload Facebook??

VOLFTBL writes:

Welcome to the University of Tennessee and the Vol Nation, Mr. Brewer. With your baseball experience, you should be able to come in and be a mentor for some of the really young guys. Go Big Orange!

Ayres_Hall writes:

The Future?

ctownvol writes:

in response to crimsonviper:

Aye,Captain..he did turn out well.
And on another note,What are you doing here?
Did you finally overload Facebook??

I'm always around D. I just don't post much these days on here.

crimsonviper writes:

in response to iamnotDCtoo:

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great

crimsonviper writes:

in response to ctownvol:

I'm always around D. I just don't post much these days on here.

I thought you probably were.
We got our Braves to get us thru till football.

Bogus writes:

in response to iamnotDCtoo:

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Really? Is that the best you got?

abnermc writes:

in response to voloffaith:

I'm waiting on ya'll to say can we add 80-90 lbs and make him a lineman? We've got plenty of help in the secondary right? No info as of yet on a scholarship. Baseball going to pay his way? What were his numbers like back in the day? He saw his meal ticket at that time as baseball and now....Just curious and we will get more info later...

Article says he's on scholarship

V_O_L_S_GO_VOLS_GO writes:

in response to iamnotDCtoo:

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And yet still never beat UT. Wow.

crimsonviper writes:

and...Boom..out go zz's lights.

Bogus writes:

in response to iamnotDCtoo:

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Whine, like when Meyer throws hissy-fits, or whine like when Tebow bawled his eyes out after getting spanked by Bama?

orangebloodgmc writes:

We probably need him worse at safety than at linebacker right now.

AtLeastMyTeamHasPerfectSeasons writes:

in response to iamnotDCtoo:

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Whoop-de-doo

VOL03_NC writes:

I think the secondary is already stocked. I see him maybe as a LB. Too bad he is not 6-6, 300lbs. I know where he could make an immediate impact...

AtLeastMyTeamHasPerfectSeasons writes:

in response to SECFB:

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We know already, if he went to Alablubber that 1* would be the best 1* in the last 5 years because Saint Nick wanted him........and yeah, we know, a practice player at Bammmmma is a 4* elsewhere.......

same stuff from UF fans before last year.....

AtLeastMyTeamHasPerfectSeasons writes:

in response to iamnotDCtoo:

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So, what's your next screen-name going to be after this one????

AtLeastMyTeamHasPerfectSeasons writes:

And thanks again for logging in, reading, thinking about, contemplating, pacing the room, reacting, typing, posting, then checking the responses on a TENNESSEE VOLUNTEER site!

Thanks for the support!

tennrich1 writes:

in response to V_O_L_S_GO_VOLS_GO:

And yet still never beat UT. Wow.

VolsgoVols, you beat me to it....but really that was a big ole watermelon size one there served up by DC....that one was easy to knock out of the park....Man, DC you gotta be sharper than that...

Bogus writes:

in response to iamnotDCtoo:

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Figured you'd respond in a lame way, seeing as how you come on a UT message board to brag about a team that's now just as irrelevant on the national scene. So how does it feel to know that now UF isn't even talked about as being a serious threat to Alabubba? Funny thing is that even with Tebow you guys were waxed by them worse than we were. That must have really hurt your pride. No wonder you're always on here trying to build them as more than just the SEC East champs. Oh, wait, they don't give you a trophy for that, do they? Loser.

Bogus writes:

in response to iamnotDCtoo:

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Baseball? Really? You actually watch that? Sad. So sad.

OrangePsyched writes:

in response to iamnotDCtoo:

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I'm with AtLeastMyTeamHasPerfectSeasons...seriously dude. I NEVER go to a Bama or Gator site. If we're no threat to you, why all commentary on here? You guys are sure worried about the Vols and don't deny it. Don't go away mad...just go away.

kdaff51 writes:

in response to Ayres_Hall:

The Future?

The first thing that crossed my mind! God, lets hope not.

sm1 writes:

in response to Ayres_Hall:

The Future?

Exactly what I was thinking. This guy/situation reminds me of Kelley (sp?) Washington too.

Down_The_Field writes:

in response to iamnotDCtoo:

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reilly cooper? wasn't he the same player that pushed off the lsu player before catching the gay-turds only touchdown?

ctownvol writes:

in response to crimsonviper:

I thought you probably were.
We got our Braves to get us thru till football.

This thread is a perfect example of why I now read the articles and move on.

Willis writes:

89 DAYS TILL FOOTBALL TIME IN TENNESSEE!!!!!!!!

ThurmondEppy writes:

What do tigers dream of, when they take a little tiger snooze?

jack_2222#231746 writes:

in response to SECFB:

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He was recruited by FSU. For all those on here who whine when UT signs somebody the big dogs didn't recruit, that should be enough. Some of you can find a cloud in any silver lining.

crimsonviper writes:

in response to ctownvol:

This thread is a perfect example of why I now read the articles and move on.

Don't blame you for that ,bud.
I should follow your example.

murrayvol writes:

in response to ThurmondEppy:

What do tigers dream of, when they take a little tiger snooze?

Livestock and slow unarmed humans.

murrayvol writes:

in response to ctownvol:

This thread is a perfect example of why I now read the articles and move on.

Can't do that ctown. If you do, the turdknockers win. :)

murrayvol writes:

in response to crimsonviper:

Don't blame you for that ,bud.
I should follow your example.

Step off the ledge viper. Quality posters are at a premium round here.

Biggie writes:

in response to OrangePsyched:

We need depth, depth and more depth. If he's well over 200 lbs put him at linebacker. Hope he has the discipline to go to class every day since he's been out of school for 4 years. Welcome aboard Brent and wherever you play lay the wood dawg!

Only guys in Athens Ga spell "dawg" that way. Go back to school and learn the correct spelling; D O G

auttat writes:

in response to ctownvol:

This thread is a perfect example of why I now read the articles and move on.

agreed

licknpromise777#651578 writes:

Smart and Mature..Brewer had the brains to get out of that minor league; no pay; grind..It's possible;that he realizes a business degree from college might actually be worth something.

volsnationalchamps writes:

Welcome to UT, hopefully will contribute right away, we need you.

VolGrad writes:

Maybe the third time will be the charm. I can think of two other former FSU guys who came to Tennessee and failed to really make an impact. The last one came close but could not keep his ego in line for the sake of the TEAM and got dismissed. This one should be a bit more mature, but time will tell.

Volfan1 writes:

Hope he is talented as Kelly Washington WITHOUT the attitude.

voloffaith writes:

in response to abnermc:

Article says he's on scholarship

Thanks! When I posted it was still TBA.

volzinanyyear writes:

in response to iamnotDCtoo:

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He might have won back to back championships, but only beat UT once while he was there.

Slystone writes:

So if FSU, Alabama, Florida and even Georgia aren't recruiting or signing him why is UT?

cloudodust writes:

in response to AthensHomerDawg:

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Who above is leading in the ' signed, inked and eligible ' catagory..?

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