Division One college football coaches are highly interested in the 2017 high school football senior class from South Mississippi. There's loads of talent with St. Stanislaus leading the way.
Saint Stanislaus Rockachaws head coach Bill Conides has developed a high-octane explosive offensive attack led by quarterback Myles Brennan, an LSU commitment. Brennan made waves in Los Angeles and earned an invite to the Elite 11 Finals in Oregon next month. Out of 23 of the 2017 top high school quarterbacks in the nation, Brennan was ranked No. 8. He also was said to have the best feet and the strongest arm.
Brennan said, "I'm not trying to break nay records or pass for so many yards. I'm trying to win for Stanislaus, for my team and for my school. That's my main goal and that's never going to change. I didn't rush my decision to commit to LSU. When I visited with coach Les Myles I knew LSU was the right fit. It's just family. Every time I go back, I fall in love with it more and more. I just can't wait to get down there next June."
Brennan added that his main goal is to lead St. Stanislaus to a third trip to the Class 4A State Championship game. Noxubee County defeated the Rockachaws in the 2014 and 2015 title games and he believes his senior season will finally bring the title back to the Coast.
The two-time WLOX Offensive Player of the Year loves to air out the football and has three of his top receivers returning for the 2016 season.
6-4, 240 pound tight end Chase Rogers is a Tennessee commitment and says Oregon is making a strong push for his services. He knows coach Conides is a big reason college coaches have been converging in Bay St. Louis.
"Coach Con has done a tremendous effort for all of us and we're thankful for him, "stated Rogers. "Rogers said he will stick with his commitment, loves the Tennessee facilities and the coaching staff."
Rogers led the Rockahcaws with 81 receptions for 1,462 yards and 19 touchdowns. Once Rogers make a catch, he has explosive speed to run past defenders, finding the end zone.
Darius Pittman is a 6-3, 233 pound tight end. Pittman says LSU, Oregon, Minnesota, Wake Forest and Memphis in pursuit of his talents. Last season Pittman weighed 218 pounds, but after the 2015 season ended, he says he started hitting the weight room and has gotten stronger. That has more colleges taking a big interest in trying to sign the senior.
Pittman said, "I'm looking for an offense I can fit in and I really want to get away from Mississippi."
Last season, Pittman snagged 56 passes for 926 yards and 4 touchdowns. He averaged 16.5 yards per catch.
6-3, 185 pound wide senior Corbin Blanchard has developed into a reliable game breaking wide receiver for quarterback Myles Brennan. If a play breaks down, Blanchard has proven he can find an open lane and Brennan consistently found Corbin for big plays. In 2015, Blanchard made 51 catches for 783 yards and 4 touchdowns. He averaged 15.4 yards per catch.
Blanchard is being pursued by a host of Ivy League schools.
"Education is my main focus and I'm trying to use football as my way to get into some of those great schools that have been contacting me, "said Blanchard.
Cornell, Columbia, the Air Force Academy and West Point are high on Blanchard's list of schools.
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