Bumped. GO BRUINS. -N
I am a bit surprised no one has noticed it before me (everyone here usually is all over things like this) but UCLA's star QB recruit Richard Brehaut recently took part in the Elite 11 camp and according to the LA Times stood out above all the rest and proved himself as one of the best quarterbacks in the country. The post is short, but sweet, mentioning that Brehaut set several records and took home many awards from one of the country's top camps:
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.''
I didn't know they had records and stuff at camps, maybe someone can comment clarifying how the Elite 11 camp works. I don't know about you guys, but this is making me wish I had a time machine so I could see this guy in blue and gold right now.
UPDATE: Updating the title of the post to indicate that it was Aaron Murray from Georgia who was named MVP of the Elite 11. But according to this article in the Daily Bulleting (newspaper from Inland Empire, CA) no doubt who was the best QB from this camp:
Los Osos High School quarterback Richard Brehaut left his Rancho Cucamonga home for Mission Viejo Monday morning to compete with the best incoming senior signal callers in the country.
He returned home Thursday with a cool new decoration for his bedroom, the golden football jersey that comes with winning the Golden Gun Award at the annual Elite 11 quarterback competition.
"It's pretty cool-looking," said Brehaut, who verbally committed to UCLA in May. "I'm going to frame it and put it up on my wall."
You can't blame Brehaut for taking pride in the gold jersey. He was one of 12 quarterbacks throughout the United States picked to compete in the elite summer camp - whose alumni include the likes of 2007 Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow, Arizona Cardinals quarterback Matt Leinart and Tennessee Titans quarterback Vince Young - and he dazzled from the moment he arrived.
Brehaut set camp records during the last two days of the four-day camp, breaking the accuracy record on consecutive days, scoring 24 points Wednesday and besting his own mark with 27 Thursday in a fierce three-way competition with California commit Allan Bridgford and North Carolina commit Bryn Renner.
Brehaut was named the most accurate quarterback in the camp, one of three awards that the 6-foot-2, 206-pounder received. He was also named as the quarterback best suited to fit in any college system and the quarterback most ready to play early. He was also second in the camp's MVP voting, just behind Georgia commit Aaron Murray.
"I was a little off the first day, but after that I felt like I did pretty well," Brehaut said. "This was definitely the most fun football experience I've ever had. Getting to hang out with all these great quarterbacks and compete with them, I couldn't ask for anything better."
Again Congrats to Richard. GO BRUINS. -N