Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei is the definition of a perennial powerhouse. Year in and year out, the Monarchs are among Southern California’s finest teams and are often ranked among the nation’s elite.
So when they got off to a 1-3 start this season, some started finger pointing at their quarterback Colt Brennan, a 6-foot-3, 175-pound senior.
In only his first year as a starter Brennan, with the support of his team and his coach Bruce Rollinson, has persevered.
The Monarchs are now 5-3 and poised for a playoff run.
Being from a team like Mater Dei also means that college coaches are paying attention, even though this is his first year as a starter.
Brennan had even scheduled an official visit to Oregon for a few weeks ago, but had to cancel at the last minute because Rollinson called a Saturday practice.
Washington, San Diego State, Montana and Utah State have also called recently. While none of the schools have offered him a scholarship yet, they have to like what Brennan has shown in the team’s last four games.