Myles Brennan discusses official visit, Matt Canada’s ‘uncomfortable’ offense
BAY SAINT LOUIS, Miss. — Myles Brennan has spent the majority of his weekends in Baton Rouge this fall and now into the winter, but the last represented the final hurdle between the 4-star quarterback officially signing his letter of intent to be an LSU quarterback.
Brennan, the No. 6-rated pro-style passer in the Class of 2017, wrapped up his official to LSU this past weekend.
For Brennan, the weekend was comprised of even more one-on-one time with new Tigers offensive coordinator Matt Canada, who helped lock the elite quarterback into the recruiting class. Canada and Brennan capped the weekend with a two-hour meeting that left the St. Stanislaus (Miss.) High standout’s jaw scraping the floor.
“We went over formations and things like that, and he has 3,900 plays that he runs,” Brennan revealed to SEC Country.
That’s 3,900 plays. There’s no typo.
“That’s not the concepts or the actual routes that each receiver runs; it’s the variation of each concept. If you watch his tape, you’ve seen a number of shift motion things here and there that he does to make defenses feel uncomfortable. He can score points. On tape, it was something like Pitt 70 to something. It’s insane how many points he can score, and the SEC is different, but with the variations in the offense and the playmakers we’ll have, we’ll be able to put up just as many points.”
Brennan will be one of several quarterbacks competing to be the Tigers’ starter, along with 2017 enrollee Lowell Narcisse, Lindsey Scott, Justin McMillan, Brandon Harris and Danny Etling, who hosted him for the weekend.
Getting a chance to spend time with some of the current LSU quarterbacks and players had Brennan excited about more than just football, but the next three or four years living in Baton Rouge.
“It was an awesome weekend,” Brennan said. “It was neat because it was the first time our whole family has been together in Baton Rouge and at LSU. It was the first time my brothers had been at LSU. It was just an awesome weekend to be with those guys, those coaches, to interact with them.
“Coach O and Ms. Kelly and Coach Canada and his fiancee, Erin, are identical to my parents, so we were laughing and getting along and cracking jokes. From my perspective, being with Danny all weekend, and Foster (Moreau), all the players hosting, was cool. I got a different side of what LSU is like as a football player, and if I could do it all over again, I would.”
Brennan returned to Mississippi on Sunday afternoon counting the days until he officially inks his letter of intent. He reiterated he’s firmly committed to LSU.
In fact, he is waiting to sign so that he can receive his strength and conditioning workout from the LSU coaches and the playbook that Canada is sending his way.
“It’ll be pretty neat to be on the same feet as Danny and all of those guys,” the 6-foot-3, 180-pound Brennan said. “It’s new for them and it’s new for me, and it’s really new for the whole offense. The coaches just told me to finish this year strong and that they’re excited for me to get down there.”
With only single-digit days before National Signing Day arrives, arguably LSU’s most solid commit is ready to take the next step.
From procuring his first offer a few years ago, to the coaching transition and the brief reopened portion of his recruitment, Brennan is glad to see his recruitment finally — and officially — come to a close.
“It’s going to be a great feeling to be able to take a deep breath and basically, be a college football player,” he said. “From Day 1 as a freshman starting in high school, going to my first camp at UAB and getting my first offer, it’s been one hell of a journey. To sign on the dotted line is going to be an awesome feeling, one that I know I’ll remember for the rest of my life.”
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