NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Les Miles got burned in his 2016 recruiting class at the quarterback spot courtesy of Feleipe Franks. Franks decided last fall Florida fit his game better, and left LSU reeling late in the game. Luckily for LSU, Lindsey Scott, Jr. committed late to the Tigers, giving Miles one QB in the class. In 2017 he won't have the same problems. Myles Brennan out of Saint Stanislaus (MS), and Lowell Narcisse out of St. James are two of the best signal-callers in the country, and their both headed to Baton Rouge after giving their verbal commitments in the last few weeks.
"I thought it would be pretty cool to go home and talk with my parents," said Brennan. "Talk about it, then call and commit. We're leaving, he gives mom and dad a hug. Out of nowhere I shake his hand, 'coach before I leave, I'm a go ahead and tell you I commit.' Totally unexpected, out of the blue, I looked at my parents and they had the biggest smiles on their faces. I gave them a hug, it was a real special moment."
"They both kind of picked me up and hugged me, gave me a big hug," said Narcisse.
Narcisse faced doubts about his future after tearing his ACL last spring, but the brace is gone, and his confidence is soaring.
"It's a great feeling to not have a brace to limit your running motion. It's great to be out here, and be yourself again," said Narcisse.
"When you have someone like that it gives you a real good chance at winning every Friday. He's a great kid, he's a leader, tremendous competitor. When you have a guy like that, just let him go," said St. James Head Coach Robert Valdez.
In two years at St. Stanislaus the 6-4, 180-pound Brennan racked up over 11,000 passing yards with 117 touchdowns. The video game like numbers bring out the skeptics, but don't you dare call Brennan a system quarterback.
"That was the knock on him that I would read or people would say, it would bother me. So we're changing things up a little bit without going into too much detail. We're changing things up a little bit to show this is a guy who can play in a pro-style system, spread system as well. Not just a system quarterback," said St. Stanislaus Head Coach Bill Conides.
"I'm considered a pro-style quarterback, but that's just a title. I feel LSU is one of the best offenses I can go into to get me to the next level, the NFL. Obviously that's my main goal. One point Coach Miles made is that their offense hasn't changed since Mettenberger, and Matt Flynn were there. All these great athletes that are in the NFL. Their talent has been at other places other than the quarterback position," said Brennan.
Both quarterbacks don't seem phased with a battle for the starting spot in the near-future. With the QB competitions going on throughout the country, Narcisse and Brennan are familiar with each others games already.
"I got a chance to compete with him at the elite eleven and he seemed like a pretty solid guy so I look forward to competing with him in 2017 when we get there," said Narcisse.
"Our games are two different styles of game, but that really doesn't mean much. He likes to run more, and throw on the run. I like to be in the pocket, and escape when I need to," said Brennan.
The Myles Brennan show will make an appearance in New Orleans this fall. The Rock-A-Chaws take on Brother Martin September 2nd, at Tad Gormley Stadium.