BAY SAINT LOUIS, Miss. — Myles Brennan has racked up quite a few frequent flier miles in the past five months.
His travels took him to the West Coast — to the Elite 11 competition in Los Angeles and then Oregon for Nike’s “The Opening” Finals.
The LSU commit will add Orlando, Fla., to his plans.
Brennan was awarded his Under Armour All-America Game jersey Thursday in front of friends, family, coaches and teammates at St. Stanislaus High School, and continue to distinguish himself as a high-profile quarterback on his way to Baton Rouge.
“It’s huge,” Brennan told SEC Country. “Obviously, it’s a great honor and a great accomplishment. I’m very honored to have this goal and to achieve this goal, and carry it down to Orlando and do what we Tigers know how to do.”
Brennan, a 3-star pro-style passer, is one of several LSU commitments to be invited to the annual All-Star event, but the second quarterback committed to the Tigers to do so. Current LSU quarterback Brandon Harris was the first in 2014.
While Harris was among the nation’s premier dual-threat quarterbacks as a senior in high school, Brennan is being mentioned in a different breath for his record-setting trajectory. The 6-foot-3, 180-pounder already holds Mississippi’s career passing yardage mark. He’s six passing touchdowns shy of being in sole possession of that mark and 217 yards from becoming the state’s all-time leader in total yards of offense.
“There’s certain characteristics you cannot coach,” St. Stanislaus coach Bill Conides explained. “There’s his God-given ability, but what separates him is how he approaches the game — as a professional — because that’s what he wants to do and be really good at. It’s also his ability to execute in a game. A lot of quarterbacks look good in shorts and a T-shirt, but to be able to do it when the pressure is in their face. It’s a how a quarterback operates in a game, and ultimately, he has proved that.”
Brennan received word in September that he had been invited to the All-America Game. It was a dream come true.
The elite passer is ranked as the No. 17 pro-style quarterback in the class of 2017. Interestingly enough, he only began playing the position in seventh grade.
Fast forward five years, Brennan is less than three months from putting his Under Armour jersey on again in an All-Star game setting, one that he’s relentlessly been working toward being at the past few years.
“Three-hundred sixty-five days ago, I knew this could be a possibility, but I didn’t know it could happen and I wasn’t thinking about it,” Brennan admitted. “It’s all the hard work paying off and the accomplishments at the end of it. You’ve got to enjoy it and have fun at the places I’ve never seen before.”
“LSU is getting a quarterback who is a guy that’s absolutely a film rat,” his coach added. “He works extremely hard to try and perfect his draft. Ultimately, you can’t define a quarterback. It’s about what the kid does on the field, and Myles has all of those traits.”
— Sam Spiegelman (@samspiegs) October 6, 2016
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