Connor Brewer, expected to be a Texas transfer for some time now, has reportedly left the program and looks to transfer. For Brewer, the writing has been on the wall since at least the spring. The Chaparral, AZ passer was Bryan Harsin's first QB take at Texas, and looked like the ideal mold of what Harsin was looking for in a quarterback. However, the next three commitments at quarterback (Jalen Overstreet, Tyrone Swoopes, and Jerrod Heard) broke that mold, moving towards the mobile quarterback that is a more dynamic runner than passer.
While the mold for quarterbacking at Texas was changing away from Brewer, it ultimately may have been the environment around him that ultimately led him to his decision. Bryan Harsin, the recruiter for Brewer, left before the team's Alamo Bowl appearance for the Arkansas State head coaching job. Also, Brewer's sister Ashley Brewer, a former swimmer for Texas, had transferred to USC after turnover in the swimming department.
So what does the transfer mean for Texas? In the short term, not much. Despite Case McCoy's out-of-country mission trip this summer, McCoy is still expected to be the primary back-up for David Ash come this fall. The battle for the third spot gets much clearer now, with Overstreet and Swoopes being the remaining options. The strong spring showing for Swoopes, and expectation that Overstreet may be moving away from QB to a play-maker role with the offense, has Swoopes as the primary beneficiary of the move. With McCoy out for the summer, and Overstreet's QB reps likely limited because of his positional future, Swoopes may be getting a lion's share of the remaining QB reps after Ash.
Best of luck to Brewer, who remains a strong passer with great touch and accuracy. No idea where he ends up, but the expectation is he returns west, where Arizona and Arizona State are listed among his HS offers.