Two-sport York Suburban High standout announces transfer to Virginia prep school

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York Suburban's Camden Brewer drives against Mechanicsburg's James Anderson in a District 3 Class 5-A boys' basketball first-round game at York Suburban Tuesday, March 2, 2021. The Trojans went on to win 67-54. Bill Kalina photo

York Suburban is in need of a new starting point guard and quarterback.

Junior Camden Brewer announced on Thursday that he will transfer to Blue Ridge School, a prep program located in Virginia.

"To start off, I would like to thank everyone in the York Suburban community: my coaches, teammates and the fans who supported our school and teams for my three years spent at Suburban," Brewer wrote on Twitter. "With that being said, I will be attending prep school, Blue Ridge School in St. George, Virginia."

Brewer will finish the school year at York Suburban before he heads to Virginia. The two-sport standout will reclassify to the 2023 class and continue playing both football and basketball.

As a junior, Brewer recorded 1,482 passing yards and threw 17 touchdown passes, second to only Central York's Beau Pribula in both categories. Brewer was the York-Adams League Division II first-team all-star quarterback.

York Suburban quaterback Camden Brewer launches a pass as the Trojans host Lampeter-Strasburg in the District 3 Class 4-A quarterfinal, Friday, November 8, 2019. John A. Pavoncello photo

During the winter, Brewer led the York Suburban boys' basketball team to the District 3 5-A semifinals after winning the Y-A D-II title. Brewer averaged 14 points per game and was a Y-A D-II first-team all-star.

Brewer said he has received some interest from NCAA Division II basketball schools, but not from football programs. He added that he is open to playing either at the next level if it helps set up his future.

"I'm gonna play it out and see what happens," Brewer said in a phone interview Thursday. "I always have said that I would just do whatever opportunity is best for my family and what opportunity would work best financially, and (the best) location as well."

Brewer is the second Trojan to transfer from the school this year. Sophomore basketball standout Savon Sutton joined Legacy Early College High School, a charter school in Greenville, South Carolina, in January.

The pair are close friends and Brewer said that Sutton's transfer opened his eyes to the possibility of playing for a prep school. Once Sutton settled in and relayed the benefits of focusing on school and sports, Brewer started looking into programs over the past few months.

Sutton had several NCAA D-I offers before he left York Suburban, but has picked up even more since joining the powerhouse Legacy Charter squad. On Wednesday, Sutton announced his latest pair of scholarship offers from the University of Massachusetts and George Mason University.

With the move now official, Brewer said it feels a little weird to be leaving the friends and teammates he has played with since he was young. Although he will miss them and wanted to reach the goals they set years ago, he is certain the decision is best for his future.

"They have been very supportive and it's hard," Brewer said. "I got a couple of my best friends that go there and I always had goals and aspirations to graduate with them. But, I'm trying to be the most successful person I can be and trying to look out for myself and my future. So, sometimes you got to put your feelings aside and do what's best for you at heart."

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