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Four-star quarterback and LSU commit Myles Brennan reopens recruitment

LSU quarterback commitment and four-star St. Stanislaus quarterback Myles Brennan re-opened his recruitment after the Tigers offered four-star quarterback Tua Tagovailoa on Tuesday night.

Scout four-star quarterback Myles Brennan looked like he had completely backed off his commitment on Wednesday after LSU offered Alabama quarterback commit Tua Tagovailoa on Tuesday night, but Brennan clarified on Wednesday in a tweet that it was in fact, just him re-opening all his options to make sure he's making the right choice.

Brennan has long been one of the strongest LSU commits, but after Orgeron's comments about LSU wanting to go with a spread offense and the uncertainty around LSU's offense, St. Stanislaus coach Bill Conides said it was just the right time to take a step back.

"It's a transition whether a new coach running a new system, bringing in a new offensive coordinator, there was a lot of uncertainty on things the majority of the year," Conides said. "That's college football. The transition, the wait and see on offensive coordinator and what kind of offense is he going to run, reevaluating the quarterback position, there's just a lot of questions. As a result, it's more beneficial for him to see what's out there.

"To go and visit other places and have the freedom to visit other places, talk with other coaches and talk about scheme with other coaches because in other places, there is a level of certainty."

Brennan said on Twitter earlier on Wednesday thank he appreciated his family and that he loved the people of Louisiana and the support they show the team. Les Miles and Cam Cameron were also thanked for believing in Brennan as a quarterback.

"It's truly one of the most special places in the world. It is however become very apparent to me that LSU is going through a transition and as a result I have decided to re-open my recruiting," Brennan said.

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Oklahoma State came in with an offer on Tuesday night and the Cowboys have been a player for Brennan since before the No. 1 quarterback in Mississippi committed to LSU, Conides said.

"The biggest things with coaches recruiting quarterbacks is they want to see them throw live and in-person and on an unofficial visit you can't do that. The offer didn't come down then and then a week later LSU offers and it was a done deal. Last night, they came in right away," Conides said.

Conides said Brennan is looking forward to seeing what else is out there and that potentially still going to LSU hasn't been ruled out. 

"We're taking it all in stride. We're looking forward to just getting better. He hasn't ruled out LSU by any stretch of the imagination. This isn't a decommitment per say, this is just saying let's go out and see what else is out there. LSU may still be a player. He still may end up going to LSU, but we just don't know," Conides said.

Ole Miss, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Indiana, Cincinnati and Kentucky are some of the other schools to have jumped in with offers in the past during Brennan's recruitment.

Brennan will attend the Mississippi Mr. Football Banquet in Starkville, Miss. on Thursday night.

LSU still has four-star quarterback Lowell Narcisse committed to the Tigers in the 2017 class. The staff did an in-home visit with Narcisse on Tuesday night.

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