It did not take long, but alas, LSU has locked up its quarterback.
Myles Brennan, the 4-star quarterback from St. Stanislaus (Miss.) High, reaffirmed his commitment to the LSU Tigers just hours removed from his inaugural conversation with new offensive coordinator Matt Canada and head coach Ed Orgeron.
Brennan, a pro-style passer, reopened his recruitment after LSU offered 5-star dual-threat quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, who is firmly committed to Alabama. That offer followed Orgeron’s comments that the team was searching for a dual-threat quarterback to operate a spread offense.
Upon reopening his recruitment, Oklahoma State extended an offer to the No. 6 pro-style passer. Ole Miss and Florida State also came calling for Brennan.
Later in the week, Brennan told SEC Country that he was sticking with the Tigers, but first wanted to speak to the new quarterbacks coach.
“The thing that was emphasized to me is that Coach O is a defensive-minded coach, so an offensive coordinator bringing in a system is the biggest thing for me,” Brennan said during the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game.
“I can’t tell the future, but I’m still committed to LSU. I made that point to the coaching staff, but also told them I’m going to take my visits and talk to other schools just in case something happens … the same way they had a backup plan.”
Those plans have since changed — and quickly, too — as a result of the Canada hire.
Brennan will officially visit LSU in January and no longer entertain phone calls from other schools or make other visits.
Canada was tabbed as LSU’s offensive coordinator on Wednesday and spoke with the 4-star commit by the end of the day. Those talks went very well — so much so that St. Stanislaus (Miss.) coach Bill Conides told SEC Country that the coordinator and quarterback are a perfect match.
“Myles and I are going to sit down and watch some more film just to get him involved in talking about this coordinator and coach, and watch the tape so he has a better opinion of who Matt Canada is,” he said. “From a coaching standpoint, schematically, he’s a perfect fit for Myles.”
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