By: USA TODAY High School Sports | October 6, 2016
It has been just over a week since LSU fired head coach Les Miles, but even with the current upheaval on the coaching staff, star quarterback commitment Myles Brennan still says he’s devoted to playing in Baton Rouge.
“Right now I’m still committed,” Brennan said Thursday. “I’m just waiting to see who they bring in and what type of offense that’s gonna be. I feel like I can fit most of the offenses pretty well. It would have to be Wing-T or triple option or some crazy offense for me to reconsider.
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“I feel like I have the upper hand to wait and see what happens. If it’s good, great. If it’s bad, then I can pursue it and reopen my recruitment and go from there.
“Right now I’m just excited to be committed and be a Tiger.”
The St. Stanislaus QB was honored at his school as part of the American Family Insurance Selection Tour, as he received his Under Armour All-America jersey in front of friends, family, and teammates.
“The whole family was there, my coach and athletic director, and the whole student body was there. It was a real special occasion and something I’ll remember for the rest of my life,” Brennan said.
The game, which will be played Jan. 1 in Orlando, will offer Brennan another chance to compete with the nation’s top players. He’s had that opportunity before, and he’s looking forward to having it again.
“It’s going to be great to be able to compete with the best of the best down in Orlando. It’s something that I looked forward to when I got chosen to go out to Oregon for The Opening,” he said. “I was just excited to go out and compete with the best athletes in the country, and I’ve been given another opportunity to do so, and I’m looking forward to that.
“I can’t wait to get down there and enjoy the process, and also see parts of the country I’ve never seen before, and at the same time doing what I love, and that’s playing football.”
Brennan still has a lot to think about, though, with regards to his college choice. He discussed his close relationship with Miles—he made him cry, after all—and how that is weighing on his decision.
“I did have a pretty strong relationship with Les and (assistant coach) Cam (Cameron), and we still talk,” he said. “But now it’s time to switch gears and build relationships with the rest of the coaching staff. It’s important from my perspective to have a good relationship with the coaches that I’ll be with for the next four or five years.”
But, given that relationship with Miles, would Brennan consider following the coach, should he end at a new school? Or is he more committed to being a Tiger?
“Probably more committed to LSU. When I committed I not only committed to Les and Cam, but I also committed to the school,” Brennan said. “That’s a big part of it. I just fell in love with not only the football aspect but the school itself.
“Being a Tiger excites me every time I think about it.”