Quarterback Richard Brehaut from Los Osos High is among the top quarterbacks from around the country who will participate in the Elite 11 event next week in Mission Viejo.
The event will be held June 21-24, and will be covered by ESPN, which is apparently making a TV show around the four days of activity. Not just coverage, but some sort of reality TV program.
Brehaut, who gave a verbal commitment to play at UCLA, is one of two QBs from California who were invited to attend (the other is Mission Viejo’s Allan Bridgford, who intends to play his college ball at Cal). The Upland quarterback, who also has gotten some national attention, was not invited, even after Mater Dei’s Matt Barkley (USC) dropped out of the event.
ESPN has a preview on its Web site, as does the Los Angeles Times (click the links to read the stories).
With respect to another item relating to Richard, there was a wrap up section to the "Where Are They Now?" article in the current (July 14-21) Sports Illustrated, called "Where Will They Be," a look at up-and-coming athletes. Los Osos catcher Jake Hernandez was among those included, which is interesting, because he hasn't really been the team's catcher, since Richard has held that position for the past two years. However, Hernandez will likely get his chance to show if he is for real this year, because Richard will probably shift to a less-vulnerable position to protect his future in football.