Elite 11 2014: Viewing Info and Top Prospects to Watch

Brian Mazique@@UniqueMaziqueCorrespondent IIIJuly 7, 2014

Allen quarterback Kyler Murray (1) runs upfield past Pearland Marlon Walls (28) in the first half during a UIL Class 5A Division I high school football championship game on Saturday Dec. 21, 2013, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Matt Strasen)
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The future of the college—and potentially NFL—quarterback position will be on display during the Elite 11 workouts. The Nike-sponsored event invited 18 of the best prep QB prospects to the company's headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon to show off their skills.

Elite 11 is part camp and part competition. While all of the attendees are already highly recruited or even signed prospects, there's still some value in seeing them perform against each other in drills.

Things got underway on Saturday, July 5, but the event runs until July 10. Here's the schedule and how you can watch:

  • July 8: SPARQ Championship (a combine testing competition at 8. p.m. ET, ESPNU and Watch ESPN
  • July 9: Seven-on-seven games. 8. p.m. ET, ESPNU and Watch ESPN
  • July 10: Seven-on-seven semifinals/championship and Lineman Challenge finals. 8. p.m. ET, ESPNU and Watch ESPN

Here's a tweet from the event's Twitter account that shows all 18 QB participants:


Prospects to Watch

Kyler Murray, Allen High School (Allen, Texas), Committed to Texas A&M Aggies

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The 5'11" Murray is listed as the No. 1 dual-threat quarterback in the 2015 class by 247Sports. His speed and athleticism are immediately apparent, but his mechanics drew raves from ESPN's Recruiting Nation.

Murray may be set to make Aggies Nation forget about Johnny Manziel once he arrives in College Station. Johnny Football is already reaching out to the blue-chip prospect and welcoming him to the Aggies QB club.

If Murray proves to be as successful in Kevin Sumlin's offense as Manziel was, we may have another Heisman Trophy winner from the school.


Josh Rosen, St. John Bosco High School (Bellflower, California), Committed to UCLA

Rosen has all the goods as a pro-style QB prospect. He already stands 6'4" and weighs 205 pounds. By his junior year, he will have filled out even more.

As UCLA looks to return to prominence, Rosen could play a major role. He's rated No. 1 by 247Sports amongst pro-style QBs and he seems poised for an epic rivalry with another highly touted prospect from a crosstown foe.


Ricky Town, St. Bonaventure High School (Ventura, California), Committed to USC

Ranked only a smidgen behind Rosen, Town is headed to USC for college.

There's no doubt he and Rosen's paths figure to cross regularly during their time in the Pac-12. While there's already a debate about which player is the better prospect, there's almost certainly going to be a more intense discussion held once Town and Rosen begin to square off on Saturdays.

Elite 11 may just be the beginning of a series of head-to-head competitions between two future standouts at the college level.