Richard Brehaut from Los Osos was named MVP of the Nike camp at Stanford on Saturday, May 17. As expected, his performance drew the interest of major college football recruiters, who consider Richard to be among the top high school quarterbacks in the nation. Another is Josh Nunes at Upland.
This week alone, Brehaut received scholarship offers from the University of Oregon, University of Washington, University of Nebraska and Wake Forest to bring his total to 16. He threw for UCLA offensive coordinator Norm Chow on Wednesday. Among the others who have extended offers are Arizona, Washington State, Oregon State, Kansas, Colorado, Boise State, Idaho State, San Diego State and Utah.
And the word on the street is that Notre Dame has Brehaut as its No. 2 quarterback recruit, and the No. 1 guy just committed to Wisconsin. Let's see if the Irish were serious. Ohio State is also said to be serious, but is in no rush to get verbal commitments yet, since the Buckeyes signed the nation's top QB from the class of 2008.
With a good showing this weekend at Steve Clarkson's Super 7 Quarterback Camp in Santa Barbara, more offers should come pouring in. The speculation is that UCLA head coach Rick Neuheisel is in Santa Barbara this weekend and will take a look at the QBs, and that the Bruins will make an offer to a quarterback after this weekend.
Below are excerpts is the posting from Rivals.com after Richard's MVP performance at the Nike Camp.
Passers shine at Palo Alto NIKE Camp
PALO ALTO, Calif. - The quarterbacks set the tone this weekend at Friday's Elite 11 workout in Berkley, and they finished things off with a strong day during Saturday's NIKE Training Camp in Palo Alto.
In a group headlined by San Diego (Calif.) Scripps Ranch's Tate Forcier, it was it was Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Los Osos's Richard Brehaut that ended up stealing the show.
Brehaut was named the named MVP of the quarterbacks on Saturday in a narrow margin over Upland's (Calif.) Josh Nunes and Oceanside's (Calif.) Jordan Wynn. Forcier was limited on Saturday due to the fact he had his appendix removed a couple weeks ago.
"He has good size, arm strength and he's really, really accurate," NIKE quarterback coach Tee Martin said of Brehaut. "Yesterday we had chance to see him at the Elite 11 workout and he kind of jumped on the radar yesterday. I just wanted to see him put it together today with one-on-ones and everything else, and he didn't disappoint.
"From what I understand and from watching his film, he's a gamer. So when you are watching him, you know it's just not in shorts that he looks good and that carries over to the field. That's why we went with him as the MVP."...
Rivals.com recruiting analyst Barry Every was also high on what he saw from the quarterbacks on Saturday in Palo Alto.
"Several things stood out about the quarterbacks," Every said. "I obviously liked Richard Brehaut because he's athletic, he has a strong arm and I think he's the one in the long run that's going to be a great quarterback..."