One of the best quarterbacks in Southern California for the class of 2009 is Richard Brehaut (6-2, 205, 4.8) from Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Los Osos received his first offer last week. It is a good bet that there will be more offers on Brehaut's table before too long.
The San Diego State Aztecs were the first school to offer the talented signal caller from the Inland Empire area of Southern California.
"It feels really good to get my first offer," Brehaut said. "It seems getting the first offer is always the hardest so I'm glad to get that out of the way.
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"When I went down to San Diego State, I thought their facilities there were top of the line," Brehaut said. "I think that San Diego State has the potential to become a topnotch program. My recruiter for San Diego State, Toby Neinas is a really nice guy with a cool personality.
Brehaut is not only one of the best quarterbacks in the southland, but he also one of the best baseball prospects and is ranked as one of the area's best catchers.
Make no mistake however, though baseball is a very important part of his life, football is his first love and that's the sport he wants to play in college.
Because Brehaut is busy playing baseball this spring it is making going to junior days somewhat difficult. He missed San Diego State's junior day last Saturday (March 1st) because of he had a baseball commitment this past weekend.
Brehaut is trying work around his very busy baseball schedule.
"I'm debating about going to Nebraska's Junior Day and I have also been invited to Oregon's junior day," Brehaut said. "I have to wait before confirming going to either junior day until my baseball schedule becomes finalized. I was going to Northwestern's Junior Day, but I had a conflict with baseball.
Besides San Diego State, Nebraska, Oregon and Northwestern, other schools recruiting Brehaut hard are UCLA, Cal, Boise State, Kansas State, Clemson, Maryland and Louisville.
"I don't have a set time for my commitment," Brehaut said. "I'm going to make my commitment when the right school comes along and is the right fit.
Rivals.com first heard about Brehaut when he won the "Golden Arm" award at the Elite 11 passing camp in 2007. The amazing thing about his winning that award was the night before the Elite 11 event his baseball team was in a playoff game.
Brehaut went 4-4 at the plate then hopped on a flight to the camp and performed the way he did without working out as a quarterback for three weeks.
Once again it appears Brehaut will be juggling baseball with camp opportunities. He's planning on attending the NIKE Camp held in Los Angeles this coming April and once again he plans on attending the NIKE Camp in Palo Alto then the next day, he plans on attending the Elite 11 camp to be held at Cal.
Brehaut plans on having a very busy summer.
"When summer rolls around I hope to have my top five colleges decided," Brehaut said. "Then those schools will be the college football camps I'll end up going to."
As a junior, Brehaut was co-League Offensive Player of the Year after throwing for 2,248 yards and 23 touchdowns. He also rushed for 528 yards and scored five rushing touchdowns.
Besides League MVP, Brehaut earned all-state, all-county and all-area honors. In addition to that he was selected to the US Army All-American underclassman all-combine team last January.
In an earlier interview with Los Osos offensive coordinator Matt Bechtel, he had the following to say about his talented quarterback
"Richard is the complete package as a quarterback," Bechtel said. "He has excellent arm strength and can make all the throws.