Predicting Next Year's Elite 11
The Elite 11 is the premier camp for high school quarterbacks who aspire to play in college and beyond. It is several days of rigorous workouts on the field, along with many mentally challenging chalk-talk sessions in the classroom.
The 2015 recruiting class is set to be perhaps the best year for quarterbacks since the start of the century. That also means slots for invitations to the Elite 11 quarterback camp will be as competitive as ever.
Although the camp now invites more than 11 passers, in the spirit of the old structure, this list will be kept at 11.
Already committed to Arkansas, Ty Storey could be the centerpiece for the Razorbacks' 2015 recruiting class. He has good size at 6'3" and 216 pounds, plus he also flashes pinpoint accuracy.
Storey, a 4-star prospect, has the ability to throw his receivers open on crossing routes. He displays solid arm strength to fire strikes past the second level of the defense. He doesn't have great mobility, but the Arkansas native can make a play or two with his legs.
At 6'3" and 180 pounds, Quinten Dormady is a 4-star quarterback with some moxie. He has solid arm strength to attack the third level from the pocket, plus he flashes some mobility.
Dormady, who is from Texas, does a solid job of making pre-snap reads. He's a tough passer who is willing to trade a big hit from a defender for a completion.
He could be an excellent candidate to be invited to the Elite 11 next summer.
Kyle Kearns may not be a quarterback who can take over a game, but he's not going to lose many either. The California native is a 4-star recruit who is an advanced decision-maker.
Kearns, who is 6'1" and 180 pounds, understands where to go with the football based on the coverage he gets. He's a passer who can pitch with touch, as he has the ability to loft balls over defenders for completions.
He would be a star in the classroom at the Elite 11.
At 6'2" and 175 pounds, Brett Rypien is not very big for the quarterback position. However, he has the ability to beat defenses with his mind.
Rypien, who is from Washington, is an outstanding distributor of the football. He takes what is given to him by defenses, which also means he doesn't favor one specific receiver. Rypien also exhibits the ability to generate power and velocity in his throws by using his legs.
Washington State appears to lead for the 4-star recruit, per his profile at 247Sports.
Although he can be a gambler at times with the ball, Jake Browning could see a jump in his game if he got a chance to be seasoned at the Elite 11.
The California native is 6'2" and 185 pounds. Browning works a ton from the shotgun, which helps his vision and ability to read defenses. He does a great job of buying time when escaping from the pocket before delivering accurate passes to the intermediate level of the defense. Browning is a rare passer who can fit in a pro-style or spread offense.
Both Washington schools, Utah and Boise State have offered, says 247Sports.
Drew Lock is a quarterback from Missouri who can get the football to receivers quickly and with velocity. He appears to have been coached well, plus he has good accuracy.
At 6'4" and 195 pounds, Lock can easily see over the rush to find his targets. The 4-star prospect also has the ability to make solid throws on the run, as he has good mobility for such a tall passer.
On the recruiting front, keep an eye on in-state Missouri.
A 4-star quarterback prospect, Brady White has an intriguing skill set. He plays in a spread/run 'n' shoot offense, so he gets a ton of reps to throw the ball.
At 6'2" and 190 pounds, White can hang tough in the pocket, but he also has the athleticism to make throws on the run. He has deceptive arm strength, evidenced by his ability to drive throws on a rope on deep-outs.
With his arm talent and other physical tools, White should do well at the Elite 11 workouts.
Hailing from Texas, 4-star quarterback Chason Virgil can hurt a defense with his arm and legs. He is light in the pants at only 170 pounds, but the talented passer has a long 6'2" frame.
Virgil has the mobility and athleticism to sprint out of the pocket to attack the edges. He can deliver accurate strikes while throwing on the run, which opens up running lanes for him later in games.
He appears to be a quarterback best suited for a spread-option offense. Clemson, Texas, UCLA and Auburn are all in the mix, says 247Sports.
At 6'4" and 205 pounds, Ricky Town combines good physical tools with solid mechanics. He properly drops back from center while keeping balance before setting up to throw in a flash.
A 4-star prospect, he seems comfortable working from both under center and in the shotgun.
The California native displays good arm strength, as he is capable of making every type of throw on the field. Town also has solid accuracy to fit the football in small spots, even when his receiver is covered.
He is committed to Alabama.
Kevin Dillman is one of the better athletes in the 2015 class. The California passer is 6'4" and 220 pounds, but could add on even more bulk before he gets to college.
Dillman has quick feet in the pocket, as he escapes rushers with ease to buy time for his receivers. He has excellent arm strength to deliver the football to targets downfield with impressive velocity. He appears to be raw in some areas, but the 4-star prospect has an incredible set of skills.
Nebraska and Michigan appear to be his favorites, per 247Sports.
At 6'4" and 205 pounds, Josh Rosen looks great on the hoof. However, that is not all there is to the 5-star quarterback's game.
Rosen is a smart passer who operates on the field with instincts and intelligence. Aside from exhibiting good mechanics, he can get his offense out of bad plays and into good ones at the line of scrimmage, plus he plays with some bravado.
Rosen has natural arm talent, as he can effortlessly deliver rockets to the perimeter and downfield. Schools such as California, Texas, Stanford, USC and UCLA are in pursuit, says 247Sports.
He could impress a ton of observers at the Elite 11.
Edwin Weathersby is the College Football Recruiting Analyst for Bleacher Report. He has worked in scouting/player personnel departments for three professional football teams, including the New York Giants and Cleveland Browns.
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