Rebels offer St. Stanislaus QB

Myles Brennan out of Bay St. Louis, Miss., was fishing Friday with a good friend. The 6-foot-4, 172-pound signal caller for Saint Stanislaus reached down in his pocket to see who was calling. He wasn't expecting it to the Ole Miss offensive coordinator.

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"I was a little shocked, to be honest," Brennan said about coach Dan Werner's phone call. "It was around 9:00 p.m. I was fishing with Luke (Bradley) and I heard the phone ring. I reached down and picked it up and it was coach Werner from Ole Miss. We had a good conversation, and he offered me. I hung up the phone and told Luke that it was coach Werner and he just offered. It was kind of crazy."

What did the Ole Miss quarterback coach say to Myles?

"He started asking me about my family and how spring practice was going. We talked a little bit about my commitment to LSU, and he just basically told me that if I wanted to come play for Ole Miss I had a spot."

Saint Stanislaus head coach Bill Conides made headlines in late march when he made public his disappointment that the Rebels had not offered up to that point. The Rockachaws head coach later apologized for the incident. Coach Werner from Ole Miss wanted to make sure that everyone started from scratch.

"He just said he was sorry for everything that had happened and there were no hard feelings their way. He said he looked forward to the relationship that we started from here. Coach (Werner) just basically said if anything happens with my LSU commitment I've got a spot."

How did the Elite 11 candidate respond back?


"I told him how my family was doing and how spring practice went for us and let him know that I was appreciative of the offer. It's an honor to get a scholarship from an instate school that plays in the SEC. It's Ole Miss. I also told him that I'm still committed to LSU, but you never know what will happen during the recruiting process. I'm taking it one day at a time. I'm just enjoying it."

The Ole Miss offer is not just an every day offer for Myles as his brother Bo Brennan was a quarterback on the Ole Miss squad from '12-'14.

"I literally went to every Ole Miss home game starting when I was 12 or 13 years old. I believe it was my 7th grade season when Bo started playing for Ole Miss. Our whole family would go catch their games. It was my first college experience growing up. I had never gone to any college games before then. The square, Grove, just the whole town of Oxford. It was always just an awesome experience being up there."

Myles headed to Baton Rouge Saturday. The trip was planned before the Rebels came calling. He spoke to the Tiger coaches about what had transpired.

"We really did not stay on that topic after I shook coach (Les) Miles hand and told him that I'm firm with my commitment. I made it pretty clear I'm a Tiger. They believed me and didn't bring it up again."

What would have to happen for Myles to open the door for the Rebels?

"Obviously LSU has already committed another quarterback committed. I'm not worried about that. There is going to be competition no matter where I go. That's not going to change my mind. It would have to be something big happen to change me and my family's mind. It would have to be something big enough for us to go in another direction."

Myles was selected to the Elite 11 event in LA from June 2-6. . There will be 24 quarterbacks competing for 11 spots at the Elite Finals at The Opening.


Yancy Porter is the recruiting analyst for the Ole Miss Spirit and he can be reached at yporter@scout.com

 

 


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