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HUSKER RECRUITING

Nebraska recruiting high-profile senior transfer QB

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LSU quarterback Myles Brennan delivers a pass against Mississippi State on  Sept. 26, 2020, in Baton Rouge, La.

Nebraska's approach to quarterback recruiting in the transfer portal became one step clearer Wednesday. 

The Huskers had coaches in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to meet with former LSU quarterback Myles Brennan, who entered the transfer portal last month, a source confirmed to the Journal Star. 

Brennan has one year of eligibility remaining and had appeared in games each season between 2017 and 2020 for the Tigers before an injury kept him out all of 2021. He can play a sixth collegiate season thanks to the extra year of eligibility granted by the NCAA due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Brennan got the most work at LSU in 2020 when he completed 79 of 131 passes for 1,112 yards and 11 touchdowns against three interceptions. 

Brennan started three games at the outset of the 2020 season, but then suffered a torn abdominal muscle and missed the rest of that year. He and Max Johnson were set to bet the two main contenders for the Tigers quarterback job this fall, but Brennan broke his left (nonthrowing) arm preparing for a fishing trip in early August just before LSU's preseason camp began and had to have surgery.

Johnson, as it happens, entered the transfer portal as well this week. 

On Wednesday, NU receivers coach Mickey Joseph and analyst Bill Busch — both of whom have been assistants at LSU during Brennan's career there — were in Baton Rouge to visit Brennan. Coach Scott Frost is slated to be in town this afternoon, too. 

Brennan (6-foot-4, 210 pounds) is from Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi. As a recruit out of St. Stanislaus High, he was considered one of the top high school quarterbacks in the country. Brennan was ranked the No. 112 player nationally by 247Sports and the No. 212 player overall by Rivals. 

NU is also set to host Akron quarterback transfer Zach Gibson on a visit this weekend. 

The news of Brennan's recruitment, of course, comes on the heels of Nebraska finalizing its offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach hire — Pitt's Mark Whipple — earlier Wednesday. 

More Louisiana work: Joseph stayed busy in Louisiana, offering a host of players in the 2023 and 2024 classes around the state. 

One Class of 2022 prospect to keep an eye on — although, any substantial movement does seem like a long shot — is four-star defensive back Laterrance Welch. 

He is committed to LSU, but other schools have still conducted in-home visits, including Nebraska and Arkansas. In fact, NU has been to see Welch each of the past two weeks. Last week, Frost and defensive backs coach Travis Fisher were in the area and this week Joseph was. 

LSU secondary coach Corey Raymond on Wednesday reportedly was set to leave that school for a similar posting at Florida.

According to the 247Sports Composite, Welch (6-1 and 180) is the No. 112 overall prospect in the country and one of the 10 best cornerbacks in the class. 

Contact the writer at pgabriel@journalstar.com or 402-473-7439. On Twitter @HuskerExtraPG.

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