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SoCal QB picks up Big 12 offer

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One of the biggest mysteries this spring is why Richard Brehaut (6-3, 205, 4.8) from Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Los Osos didn't blow up with several offers. They have been slow in coming, but now that the spring evaluation period is here it won't too surprising if Brehaut quickly sees his offers in or close to double digits. He received his third offer.
"Richard just got offer number three from the University of Colorado," Los Osos offensive coordinator Matt Bechtel said. "Josh Heupel from Oklahoma was also here today to see him throw."
Colorado joins San Diego State and Boise State as teams that have offered him.
Utah, NC State, Washington State, Nebraska and UCLA also said to be very interested in Brehaut.
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.
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.
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 co-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.
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