The hiring of Matt Canada as offensive coordinator at LSU was enough to convince four-star quarterback Myles Brennan to shut down his recruitment and reaffirm his commitment to the Tigers.
He made the announcement on Twitter.
His announcement follows time spent with his high school coach at St. Stanislaus (Bay St. Louis, Miss.), Bill Conides, reviewing film of quarterbacks who have previously worked with Canada, including this season at Pitt.
Brennan verbally committed to LSU in April. His recruiters, Les Miles and Cam Cameron, were both fired this season. He stuck with LSU and supported then-interim coach Ed Orgeron. When Orgeron was elevated to head coach, Brennan expressed happiness over the move. Then the uncertainty surrounding LSU’s offensive coordinator position coupled with Orgeron telling reporters how vital dual-threat quarterbacks are, prompted Brennan, a pocket-passer, to re-open his recruitment.
Brennan had expressed optimism that he would remain committed to LSU, but indicated he needed to examine his options.
“Obviously, I love it,” Brennan said of LSU during the Mississippi-Alabama all-star game practices. “I wouldn’t have committed there if I didn’t. I was there every home game. I committed under Les Miles and Cam Cameron and stayed through the ups and downs of trying to find a coach and now it is just another bump in the road to try to find an offensive coordinator. I love it down in Baton Rouge and I am hoping everything can work out.”
At his introductory news conference, Canada said he was eager to get involved in recruiting. Here’s a guess one of the first calls went to Brennan.
“I’m excited to get on the phone with the young men that are committed to us, to get on the phone with the young men considering coming to play at this great place and tell them what we’re going to do and how we’re going to do it,” he said. “I’m just a part of it. I certainly am not any major deal, and I’m going to express to them what we’re going to do, the honest and straightforward approach we’re going to have, and what we want to do is score points. I believe that’s the best way to do it in recruiting, to tell it like it is so there’s no confusion.”
Contributing: The Clarion-Ledger