It looks like a strong year for quarterbacks, both locally and nationally, in the class of 2009. One player we saw in person and really liked last season was Los Osos (Calif.) signal caller Richard Brehaut.
After USC bound Matt Barkley, there is going to be serious competition over who's the No. 2 signal caller out West next year. One player we definitely feel should be in the conversation is Brehaut.
At 6-2, 190 pounds, Brehaut has a nice, athletic build and can hurt you with his arm or his legs. He has a live arm, shows very good accuracy and above average mobility in the pocket.
In the game we saw Brehaut play, what impressed us the most was his abilty to move the safety around with his eyes as well as his ability to find his second and third option or be able to tuck it and run for 1st down yardage when there wasn't a receiver open.
On the season, Brehaut completed 156-221 passes (.65%) for 2,248 yards and 22 touchdowns while rushing for 556 yards and five more scores.
On the recruiting front, Brehaut is still waiting for his first scholarship offer to roll in, but he's hearing from schools all over the country right now.
"Right now I'm getting mail from Oregon, Washington, Clemson, UConn, Maryland, UTEP, Oregon State, Florida State, Nebraska, Florida, Utah, and Purdue and I have talked to coaches from UCLA, Stanford, Cal, Boise State, Northwestern and Colorado," Brehaut said.
"I don't have a leader or any early favorites at this time. I'm just keeping my options open and I have not really narrowed my list down as I haven't received any offers yet. I can say academics will play a big role in my decision.
"I'm also looking for a school with a strong tradition, alumni support and a well respected coaching staff. I know I'll be going to the NIKE Camp but I'm sure what team camps I'll be going to. That will depend on whatever schools are showing me the most interest.
"As for when I would like to make a commitment, I just want to take it all in and enjoy the ride. My family and I will do a lot of thinking before I commit to a school."