High School Sports

MaxPreps names Brennan top returning QB in nation

It's hard to hide a kid who passed for 5,700 yards and 64 touchdowns -- as a sophomore. Colleges have taken notice, as has MaxPreps.com.

On Monday the website named St. Stanislaus' Myles Brennan the top returning quarterback in the country. Certainly high praise for a player who is still two years away from signing a National Letter of Intent with the college of his choice -- this summer alone he picked up offers from South Alabama, Troy, Cincinnati and Kentucky (he also held an offer from UAB before the program folded and then came back from the dead).

Here's what the site said about the Sun Herald's 2014 Player of the Year:

1. Myles Brennan, St. Stanislaus (Bay-St. Louis, Miss.)

The 6-foot-3, 175-pound incoming junior led the nation in passing yards last year with 5,797 to go along with 64 touchdowns and just 14 interceptions. Brennan completed a startling 409 of 582 attempts (70 percent). The 3-star recruit, according to 247Sports, has offers from Cincinnati, Kentucky, South Alabama and Troy. 

"It was really crazy to think what Myles Brennan did last year," the narrator of the accompanying video said (

see below

). "... And check this out, he was only a sophomore."

The narrator went on to say, "the thing I love most about Brennan is he said he couldn't care less about the records. He just wants to bring home a state championship."

Here's the complete top 5:

1. Myles Brennan, St. Stanislaus (Bay-St. Louis, Miss.)

2. Shelton Eppler, Navasota (Texas)

3. Mason Fine, Locust Grove (Okla.)

4. Ryan Cash, Prestonwood Christian (Plano, Texas)

5. Austin Kendall, Cuthbertson (Waxhaw, N.C.)

When Tyler Allen graduated after throwing for more than 4,200 yards and 49 touchdowns in 2013, folks outside the program wondered how the Rockachaws would replace the Mississippi Gulf Coast C.C. QB. Brennan wasted little time announcing his arrival, completing 76.5 percent of his passes for 456 yards and three scores in the 2014 opener against rival Hancock, which SSC won 55-32.

Fast-forward to 2015 and really the only two questions are: 1.) How can Brennan improve on last year's totals? and 2.) Will he be able to throw the Rockachaws to the 4A title after coming up just short a year ago?

SSC opens its season Aug. 21 at Gulfport in the Shrimp Bowl.