Elite 11 Finals 2017: Matt Corral, Jack Tuttle Shine in Opening Day Action

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistJune 3, 2017

Credit: Scout.com

The Elite 11 Finals got underway Friday in Los Angeles as the nation's premier high school quarterbacks hit the field for the first day of what promises to be an action-packed weekend full of heated competition. 

The event's official Twitter account relayed video of Elite 11 head coach and former NFL quarterback Trent Dilfer addressing the group of 25 signal-callers and providing an overview of what's to come over the next three days: 

Elite11 @Elite11

The stage is set... Practice 1 starts now. https://t.co/OdER7VP5w2

Friday, though, was a rather tame day on the turf as the select group of prospects got acclimated to the showcase with a few drills to test their footwork, accuracy and arm strength. 

USC commit and 2018 5-star recruit Matt Corral was at the center of attention given the location of the weekend's festivities, and his footwork didn't disappoint during the early stages of drills, as Scout.com's Ryan Abraham documented: 

Ryan Abraham @insidetroy

@Elite11 @corral_matt Here is another of @corral_matt's drills https://t.co/DkbxdqFCIx

Corral's accurate arm was also on display as he stood out among the day's more efficient quarterbacks in drills that tested players a bit more vertically, per 247 Sports' Chris Trevino: 

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Then there was 5-star Clemson commit and the class of 2018's No. 1 player, Trevor Lawrence, who spun the ball with some real zip along the boundary in one of the day's later drills, via SB Nation Recruiting: 

SB Nation Recruiting @SBNRecruiting

Trevor Lawrence, Real Mitchell, Jack Tuttle. https://t.co/m9P07l5hPT

Finally, there was 4-star Utah commit Jack Tuttle.

A Mission Hill High School product out of San Marcos, California, Tuttle appeared in his element when coaches ran him through drills that required him to dart around the pocket before throwing on the run. 

Scout's Blair Angulo relayed video of Tuttle excelling in that setting: 

Blair Angulo @bangulo

#GoUtes commit Jack Tuttle smooth going thru the roll out drill at #Elite11, mechanically sound and steady @UteZone https://t.co/xVvlJx86GK

According to ESPN.com's Kyle Bonagura, Tuttle "was smooth in everything he did, delivered accurate balls with tight spirals and was easily one of the five best performers of the day."

The action will really start to heat up Saturday and Sunday when players engage in pro day-style drills and 7-on-7s that will determine which gunslingers are the cream of this year's crop. 

As a reminder, the top 11 quarterbacks at week's end will comprise the Elite 11. That squad will then advance to the Opening Finals, which are scheduled to take place June 28-July 3 at Nike's headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon. 

Recruit information courtesy of Scout.com


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