2009 QB Prospect Richard Brehaut

The 6-2.5, 205-pounder from Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Los Osos, Richard Brehaut, is one of the best quarterbacks in the west for 2009. He's already had contact with the UCLA staff, and received some feedback from UCLA OC Norm Chow...

Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Los Osos quarterback Richard Brehaut (6-2.5, 205) is one of the quarterbacks who comprise one of the deepest west coast classes of passers in years.

The strong-armed right-hander is still awaiting his first scholarship offer but has caught the eye of several schools.

"I don't have an offer yet, but I've gotten a lot of interest from schools and have talked the most with UCLA, Northwestern, Boise State, Maryland, Cal, Louisville, Florida, Colorado and Stanford. I've also heard some from Oregon," said Brehaut.

Brehaut said he had an early list of four schools that he's the most interested in.

"If I had to name some schools, they would be Stanford, Northwestern, UCLA and Cal," said Brehaut. "I know those four schools all have said they are going to watch me in spring ball. I know they want to watch me then before they decide to offer or not. I'm going to Junior Day at Stanford, Cal and UCLA. I was going to do the Northwestern Junior Day, but I don't know if I'll be able to."

Last fall, Brehaut attended games at each of the three in-state schools he mentioned. The combination of athletics and academics that each school of those schools, along with Northwestern, presents, is something he considers a big factor.

"Academics are the number one factor in my decision, no question," said Brehaut. "I'm also looking at the coaching staff, the experience of the coaches, what schools or level the coaches have been at. Then the football tradition and the alumni, who has gone there and done what."

A stellar baseball player, Brehaut first excelled on the diamond before giving football a shot. "I'd love to play both sports in college, but it's up to the schools and if they offer me the chance to do both," said Brehaut.

Brehaut attended UCLA's home finale last fall against Oregon and the Bruins definitely have his attention. In fact, Los Osos' uniforms are similar to the Bruins.

Familiar-looking uniforms.
"I haven't talked with the new staff very much, but Coach (DeWayne) Walker came by the school. Coach (Norm) Chow said he really liked the tape, and of course, it was really exciting to hear that. With Coach Chow and Coach (Rick) Neuheisel on the same staff, that is what any quarterback would want as coaches," said Brehaut.

Still, an offer from the Bruins wouldn't end his recruitment, as Brehaut is in no rush to make a college decision. "I want to enjoy the process," said Brehaut. "I don't really have a set time. I'm going to look at whatever the best option is going to be and not decide until I'm ready."

The last two years, the Los Osos' offense has changed, so Brehaut's been able to play in two different types of offense. "My sophomore year, we were more under center but this year, we went to the spread offense," said Brehaut. "I can be a drop-back quarterback, but I have an ability to run. I don't have 4.5 forty speed, but teams have to acknowledge my ability to run. I can drop back, I can scramble, I can be in the shotgun."

This spring, Brehaut is planning to do a handful of camps, including the Scout.com Combine, the Los Angeles Nike Camp and an Elite 11 Camp, where, last year, he won the "Golden Arm" award for most accurate.

In his junior season, Brehaut passed for 2,348 yards and 22 touchdowns against eight picks and completed 65% of his passes. He rushed for 528 yards and five touchdowns.

Academically, Brehaut is carrying a 3.6 GPA and scored a 1640 on the SAT. He'll retake it on May 3rd.

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