We had a chance to see Los Osos (Calif.) quarterback Richard Brehaut in live action twice last season and quickly became big believers in him. We've said numerous times that we were shocked he wasn't getting more attention but the offers are finally starting to roll in and after a pair of standouts showing in Northern CA this past weekend, that interest should only increase.
Brehaut, 6-2, 206 pounds attended both the Elite 11 workout at Cal and the NIKE Camp at Stanford this past Friday and Saturday and was at worst, among the top two or three quarterbacks over the weekend. That accomplishment means more when you take into consideration this was probably the deepest group of quarterbacks we've seen at any camp this year with as many as 10-12 legitimate Div I signal callers working out.
Following the NIKE Camp Saturday, Brehaut was awarded MVP honors at the quarterback position.
"I had a great time at both camps," Brehaut said. "I had so much fun and the competition out there was great. There were a lot of really good quarterbacks there and it was an honor to be named MVP because it really could have gone to a lot of us there."
In breaking down Brehaut, there's a lot to like about him. Of all the quarterbacks out West, he probably has the most live, athletic body and a great frame for the position. He's a sturdy kid with great feet and his ability to run around and make plays with his legs is a huge bonus for whoever lands him.
Mechanically, Brehaut still has some things to work on but they're relatively small things. His drops could be quicker and he holds the ball a bit low but his arm strength is very good, he spins it consistently and can make all the throws right now.
Whereas some quarterbacks we see are almost tapped out physically in high school, Brehaut has so much room to still grow and get better in all areas. After Matt Barkley, there may not be another signal caller in the West region this year who has the upside that Brehaut does.
On the recruiting front, things have really picked up for Brehaut. He's now up to double digit scholarship offers with the most recent ones coming from Arizona State, Oregon State and Utah. We've also heard Stanford and Ohio State could be close.
"Stanford wants me to camp with them," Brehaut said. "A coach at Ohio State came and saw me at the school and said he was going to go back to Coach Tressel and recommend they offer. Right now, my options are still wide open. I'm going to attend camps at UCLA, Boise State and Washington State and also make a few unofficial visits before I commit anywhere."