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St. Stanislaus QB Myles Brennan makes final decision, closes recruitment

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St. Stanislaus quarterback Myles Brennan threw a pass for his 145th career touchdown to break the Mississippi career touchdown record on Friday, October 14, 2016, against East Central. The record was previously held by Dylan Favre.
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St. Stanislaus quarterback Myles Brennan threw a pass for his 145th career touchdown to break the Mississippi career touchdown record on Friday, October 14, 2016, against East Central. The record was previously held by Dylan Favre.

Myles Brennan is once again a Tiger — and this time for good. 

The St. Stanislaus senior and Elite 11 quarterback announced on Twitter on Thursday that he has reaffirmed his commitment to LSU and will be closing down his recruitment.

“My recruiting process is finally shut down.. I am officially a Committed Tiger! #GeauxTigers,” Brennan tweeted.

Brennan originally committed to LSU in April but chose to re-open his recruitment Nov. 30 after the Tigers made an offer to another Elite 11 quarterback.

Oklahoma State, a suitor of Brennan’s since April, was thought to be a strong challenger for his pledge. The Cowboys quickly made an offer to Brennan after LSU made one to Tua Tagovailoa, giving Brennan plenty to think about. Tagovailoa is a quarterback from Honolulu.

Uncertainty around the LSU offensive coordinator position played a large role in Brennan’s decision to re-open his recruitment. Although he maintained he was still committed to the Tigers, Brennan said he wanted to explore his other options after it seemed LSU was doing the same.

On Wednesday, LSU hired Pitt offensive coordinator Matt Canada to lead its offense. The Tigers were long rumored to be after Lane Kiffin, the Alabama offensive coordinator and longtime friend of coach Ed Orgeron, but when Kiffin landed the head coaching job at Florida Atlantic on Tuesday, it paved the way for Canada to head south. 

Canada wasted little time connecting with Brennan, a clear priority. Wednesday night, Brennan tweeted about their conversation.

St. Stanislaus quarterback Myles Brennan threw a pass for his 145th career touchdown to break the Mississippi career touchdown record on Friday, October 14, 2016, against East Central. The record was previously held by Dylan Favre.

“Had a great talk with Coach Canada, will make visit in January to meet face to face #geauxtigers,” he tweeted.

One big change over the last two weeks is the number of quarterbacks committed to LSU. St. James (Louisiana) dual threat Lowell Narcisse opted to decommit and pursue other options, leaving Brennan as the lone quarterback committed to the Tigers as of now.

Brennan was in exams Thursday when he reaffirmed his commitment, but SSC’s outgoing coach Bill Conides — who was just hired at Denham Springs (Louisiana) High School — believes Canada will be a good fit for Brennan.

“I’ve seen what this guy has done offensively. It’s a mix between spread and pro-style with tempo,” he said. “It’s really sophisticated stuff. 

“He does a really good job with quarterbacks. From a schematic standpoint, I was really fired up for Myles.”

Conides said Canada’s conversation went a long way toward reassuring both Myles and his father, Owen Brennan.

“Ultimately (Myles) wanted the process to be over and go back to how it was five months ago and just focus on getting better,” Conides said.

Brennan re-committed to LSU over offers from Memphis, Southern Miss, Troy, South Alabama, California, Kentucky, West Virginia, Cincinnati, Wake Forest, Wisconsin, Indiana, Arkansas State, Louisiana–Lafayette, Texas–San Antonio, Vanderbilt, LSU, Ole Miss and Oklahoma State.

Brennan just completed one of Mississippi’s more historic individual prep careers, setting records with more than 15,000 yards and 166 touchdowns in his career. He also earned a long list of honors, including being named Class 4A’s Mr. Football. Jan. 1, Brennan will compete in the Under Armour All-America Game in Orlando, Florida.

247Sports’ composite ranking has him as the 10th pro-style quarterback in the country, No. 197 overall recruit and the fourth-best Mississippian in the 2017 class.

Brennan’s decision comes one day after teammate Darius Pittman committed to Purdue. Fellow receiver Corbin Blanchard previously committed to Air Force, leaving tight end Chase Rogers, a former Tennessee pledge, the only D1-bound Rockachaw who is currently uncommitted. Rogers has recently drawn interest from LSU, Texas and Houston, among other schools.

St. Stanislaus QB Myles Brennan talks about throwing eight TDs in 70-50 win over East Central to become Mississippi's career touchdown leader with 152.

Patrick Ochs: 228-896-2321, @PatrickOchs

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