Brehaut One to Watch

Rated a three-star prospect and the No. 20 quarterback in the country by Scout.com, Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Los Osos standout Richard Brehaut is receiving early interest from NC State.

With college camps looming, Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Los Osos star quarterback Richard Brehaut has been working out with former offensive coordinator Matt Bechtel looking to improve on his fundamentals.

"My offensive coordinator moved to a junior college," said Brehaut. "But he's been my coach for the past three years of high school so we are still working out together. I'm just trying to balance out everything in my game, and I've been working on my fundamentals."

Brehault burst on the scene last May, winning the Golden Arm Accuracy Challenge in a loaded field at the Elite 11 in Berkley, California.

As a junior, he passed for 2,348 yards and 22 touchdowns after completing 65% of his passes and rushed for 528 yards and another five scores. For his efforts, Brehault was named co-League Offensive Player of the Year, all-state, all-county and all-area.

Brehaut has already secured scholarship offers from Boise State, San Diego State, and Colorado, and he is receiving heavy interest from all of the Pac-10 schools, Notre Dame, NC State, Clemson, Louisville, and Kansas State among others.

"It's all been really humbling," he stated. "It's been a dream of mine to be recruited by Division-I programs and now it's happening. I'm just trying to take it all in.

"I'm really open with it. I want to see who all ends up offering me a scholarship and shows the most interest."

"It's all been really humbling."

The 6-foot-3, 210-pounder is a versatile talent capable of playing in a variety of offensive systems. As a sophomore, his team utilized a drop-back passing attack but ran more of a spread offense in 2007.

Brehaut expects his recruitment to pick up this spring as college coaches swing by to secure film and continue the evaluation process.

"About 20 schools have come out or will be by this spring to see me," he stated. "Hopefully I can get some more offers this spring because I'm not sure on what camps I'm going to right now."

Brehaut stated that distance will not play a factor in his final decision. With a 3.6 GPA and a 1640 on the SAT, he is solid in the classroom and academics are critical.

"Distance is not going to be a factor," he said. "Wherever the best fit is for me, that's where I'm going to go. First and foremost, I'm going to be looking at academics. I want to get a good degree... that is my main priority.

"The second thing I'm looking for is the type of offense and how it fits my skills. Then there's going to be the coaching staff and the football traditions they have established."

NC State has been showing strong interest early in the process. After signing four-star quarterback Mike Glennon, the Wolfpack will be looking to land another top-flight signal-caller and Brehaut appears to be on their radar.

"NC State is recruiting me," he stated. "I'm actually going to call back their coach here real soon because they are wanting to talk to me some more.

"It's a great school academically, and they have a really strong program. That's really going to be a big thing for me."

Rated a three-star prospect and the No. 20 quarterback in the country by Scout.com, expect Brehaut to have several more options as the recruiting process develops. Is he looking to make an early decision?

"I want to see the campus first... whichever school I commit to I have to see the campus," he said. "I'd probably like to commit before the start of my football season."


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