Football: UCLA-bound Brehaut proves he’s one of the country’s best
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For all intents and purposes, this year’s Elite 11 quarterback camp at Soka University in Aliso Viejo was designed to bring together some of the nation’s top signal callers and let the participants go out on the field and showcase their wide array of skills over the course of the four-day event.
One quarterback, however, stood out more so than any other. And that individual was Richard Brehaut. The 6-foot-3 Los Osos senior, a UCLA commit, set a couple records during individual drills and ended up taking home several honors, including the Golden Gun award for accuracy.
‘I’ve been to plenty of camps this summer, and in the past, but this one was the best, by far,’’ Brehaut said. ‘When you stop and think about it, all of the top quarterbacks in the country were here and going up against competition like that on a daily basis can only bring out the best in an athlete.’'
Click here to see the who’s who list of his peers in attendance. It should also be noted that Brehaut & Co. received instruction from big-time Division I quarterbacks such as Georgia’s Matthew Stafford, Missouri’s Chase Daniel, Texas’ Colt McCoy and USC’s Mark Sanchez, to name a few.
‘This camp prepares you for the next level, all of us younger guys agreed about that one,’’ Brehaut said. ‘It’s funny, I exchanged numbers with Garrett Gilbert and Aaron Murray and we plan on keeping in touch. It’s a brotherhood. Maybe, we’ll play against each other in a bowl game in three or four years.’’
‘Another good thing about this camp was, it gave me the chance to show everyone what I was capable of doing. That was really important because I wanted to show coaches Rick Neuheisel and Norm Chow over at UCLA that they made the right choice in pursuing me to play for them and the Bruins.’'
-- Sean Ceglinsky