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St. Stanislaus' Myles Brennan shines, lands spot in Elite 11

CHRIS TODD/SPECIAL TO THE SUN HERALD/FILE 
 St. Stanislaus quarterback Myles Brennan (12) was named to The Opening as one of the Elite 11 finalists on Monday. The Opening competiton will take place in July in Beaverton, Ore.
CHRIS TODD/SPECIAL TO THE SUN HERALD/FILE St. Stanislaus quarterback Myles Brennan (12) was named to The Opening as one of the Elite 11 finalists on Monday. The Opening competiton will take place in July in Beaverton, Ore.

St. Stanislaus quarterback Myles Brennan went up against 24 of the top 2017 quarterbacks in the country over the last three days and did more than just hold his own.

Each day, Brennan was put through a number of drills and challenges, and each day he stood out.

Monday, the Elite 11 competition released its final list of 12 quarterbacks -- yes, 12 -- who are moving on to The Opening July 5-10 in Beaverton, Ore. Among the finalists was Brennan, a LSU commit.

"Thank you @Elite11.. These past three days have changed my life.. The fraternity is real! #24EliteQBs," Brennan tweeted Sunday night after the competition completed.

Other finalists include Clemson commit Hunter Johnson, Stanford commit Davis Mills, Michigan commit Dylan McCaffrey, Oklahoma commit Chris Robison, Syracuse commit Tommy Devito, Tate Martell, Jake Sears, Texas commit Sam Ehlinger, Alabama commit Tua Tagovailoa, Penn State commit Sean Clifford, Georgia commit Jake Fromm, Martell, a former Texas A&M commit, and Sears are currently uncommitted.

Heading into the weekend, Brennan was looking forward to seeing how he stacked up against the nation's best. Considered a three-star recruit, Brennan was going up against a field filled with four- and five-star prospects and ended up making the final cut.

"I want to take advantage of these experiences because there's a lot of kids who are at home wishing they were at this point," Brennan said. "I'm definitely honored to be in it."

One of the Elite 11's instructors, former NFL quarterback Trent Dilfer, was very complementary of Brennan, who was listed as having the best footwork in the camp.

"I thought he had a great weekend," Dilfer said, according to 247Sports' Shea Dixon. "I didn't know much about Myles outside of his highlight film because I wasn't at his (New Orleans) regional. He's a super impressive kid. We always try to do these comparisons now because we have kind of a large sample size of guys playing college football and in the NFL. He has Goff-like qualities. The look is kind of similar and the frame is kind of similar, but he's got more twitch than Jared.

"Someone brought up (Tennessee signee Jarett Guarantano). There is kind of that raw power in his arm. He reminds me a lot of (Colorado quarterback) Davis Webb. He's a skinny kid who has exceptional feet, and nobody knows he has exceptional feet until you put him in a setting with everyone else. Just a really impressive weekend and an impressive competitor."

247Sports analyst Luke Stampini said Brennan had one of the strongest arms at the camp.

"The Bay St. Louis/St. Stanislaus product is also very quick in his drops and moving around the pocket," he said. "There appears to (be) a good amount of untapped potential in the slender 6-foot-3, 180-pound Brennan."

Football fans in Mississippi have long known of Brennan's abilities, but now the national spotlight is now squarely on the two-time Sun Herald Player of the Year.

During his sophomore and junior campaigns, Brennan passed for 11,045 yards and 117 touchdowns.

The Sun Herald will update this report.

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