Thursday, July 24, 2008

One of the Best

The kudos continue to follow Richard Brehaut, who is turning heads this week at the Elite 11 camp in Mission Viejo. The national competition featuring the top high school class of 2009 quarterbacks in the country comes to an end today, and Richard is establishing himself as one of the best of the best.

According to coverage on, he stood out on the third day of the competition, setting an Elite 11 record in the accuracy competition with 24 points. The article indicates Richard is among the quarterbacks separating themselves from the rest of the elite group. Here is the account from Greg Biggins of
After two solid workouts, Richard Brehaut was spectacular on Wednesday. His arm was strong, he was deadly accurate and his athleticism was off the charts. He moves around effortlessly and has a great body for the position.

The unique thing about Brehaut is he does his best work in the pads. Some quarterbacks look better in shorts and shirts, but Brehaut can run over guys, improvise, scramble and make plays off the cuff -- and those skills aren't really showcased at this camp.

So Brehaut has had an incredible week in an environment that doesn't even show what he's really about. He set a new Elite 11 record with 24 points in the Accuracy Challenge and is now just five points off the lead with one day to go.

"I thought he was incredible today," national recruiting director Tom Luginbill said. "In 7-on-7 action, he threw some great balls and has been one of my favorite quarterbacks all week.

"If I had to pick my three favorite guys, Brehaut would definitely be one of them and I would put Aaron Murray and A.J. McCarron in that group as well."
Richard is the first quarterback from the Inland Empire to compete in the prestigious Elite 11, and clearly he is making a mark not only as the No. 1 QB locally, but one of the best high school QBs in the United States. We'll try to have more here Friday with the event wrap-up.

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