News comes one day after LSU offers five-star Alabama commit
By JAMES MORAN | Tiger Rag Associate Editor
Change is coming to LSU’s offense, and the trickle-down effect can already be seen on the recruiting trail.
Prized LSU quarterback commitment Myles Brennan will re-open his recruitment, the Mississippi native announced on Twitter Wednesday.
The four-star signal caller had remained a solid commitment through the firing of Les Miles and Cam Cameron — his lead recruiter — but Ed Orgeron’s declaration that LSU would become a spread offense headed by a dual-threat quarterback seems to have changed things for the pro-style passer.
“Let me start by saying that you to all the fans of the LSU Tigers. You have been unbelievably supportive of me and my family since the day I committed to LSU. I love the people of Louisiana and what that football team means to everyone that is a fan,” Brennan wrote. “I also want to personally thank Coach Les Miles and Coach Cam Cameron for believing in my abilities as a QB and offering me a scholarship to play at LSU; it’s truly one of the most special places in the world.
“It is however become very apparent to me that LSU is going through a transition and as a result I have decided to re-open my recruiting.”
The news comes one day after LSU extended an offer to five-star Alabama commitment Tua Tagovailoa, a dual-threat quarterback who took home MVP honors at the Elite 11 camp over the summer. The move has been linked to LSU’s expected pursuit of Lane Kiffin to become Orgeron’s offensive coordinator.
Brennan later tweeted “interesting” with a link to the recruiting story about the offer, though the tweet has since been deleted. Shortly after, he reported receiving an offer of his own from Oklahoma State, a program he visited — but was not initially offered by — weeks before committing to Cameron and LSU.
A decommitment would leave LSU with only Lowell Narcisse in terms of quarterback commitments for the 2017 cycle. Narcisse is a dual-threat quarterback currently recovering from his second torn ACL. A three-man contingent of Orgeron, Dameyune Craig and Jabbar Juluke went in-home for a visit with Narcisse on Tuesday night.
Here’s the full tweet from Brennan.