Monday, May 26, 2008

Brehaut a Bruin

The coaching staff has taken their time evaluating the quarterbacks in the 2009 class. This weekend, they looked at two local talents who were both favoring the Bruins. Josh Nunes of Upland High School and Richard Brehaut of Los Osos High School. The two inland empire signal callers were considered among the best in the state. Brehaut got the nod and he committed to the staff.

Richard had a stellar 2007 Junior season. He passed for 2,348 yards and 22 touchdowns with only 8 interceptions. He completed 65% of his passes and many recruiting experts consider him a very accurate passer on short and intermediate length routes. In addition to his passing game, Brehaut racked up 528 yards and five touchdowns on the ground.

While not necessarily a duel threat quarterback, he does have enough quickness to be elusive. He can also throw fairly well on the move. ESPN states that he has a good pocket presence and a strong football intelligence. Scout reports that he has a 3.6 GPA, so he's no dummy. He has adequate arm strength but his accuracy drops a lot when he throws deep down field.

Brehaut had outstanding offers from Nebraska, Oregon, Washington and Colorado. Many of those offers came in the last few weeks and this young man has seen his stock rise considerably as of late. Scout ranked him as #22 QB in the nation with four stars. Rivals ranks him higher as the #9 QB with four stars. By any measure, he is a very good pickup for the coaching staff.

Considering that his high school's uniforms are the same as UCLA... I guess it was meant to be!
(Photo credit: scout.com)