Did you know 10 of the past 11 quarterbacks to have won the Heisman Trophy attended the Elite 11 Finals or an Elite 11 Regional? If that doesn’t have your attention for the recruitment of guys invited to this event, nothing likely will.
The 24 quarterbacks who have earned a trip to the Elite 11 Finals in Los Angeles next month have been revealed. The top 11 from that event will move on to The Opening later in the summer to compete to be the top dog in the elite recruiting showcase circuit. And there’s some intrigue for SEC fans as things get underway in the coming weeks.
Here’s a look at the complete list of quarterbacks, including Auburn commit Joey Gatewood, Missouri commit James Foster, Kentucky commit Jarren Williams and new Mississippi State commit Jalen Mayden.
Quarterbacks who will compete in Elite 11 finals
|Matthew Corral||Long Beach Poly||Calif.||Southern Cal|
|Justin Fields||Harrison||Ga.||Penn State|
|Joey Gatewood||Bartram Trail||Fla.||Auburn|
|Emory Jones||Heard County||Ga.||Ohio State|
|Dakereon Joyner||Fort Dorchester||S.C.||Uncommitted|
|Devin Leary||Timber Creek||N.J.||N.C. State|
|Jalen Mayden||Sachse||Texas||Mississippi State|
|Re-al Mitchell||St. John Bosco||Calif.||Iowa State|
|Quincy Patterson II||Solorio Academy||Ill.||Virginia Tech|
|Blake Stenstrom||Valor Christian||Colo.||Colorado|
|Dorian Thompson-Robinson||Bishop Gorman||Nev.||UCLA|
|Jack Tuttle||Mission Hills||Calif.||Utah|
|Jarren Williams||Central Gwinett||Ga.||Kentucky|
|Colson Yankoff||Coeur d’Alene||Idaho||Washington|
Details on the Elite 11 finals:
WHO: The 2017 Elite 11 Finals is intended for top level rising senior quarterbacks (Class of 2018). The top Class of 2018 signal callers will be selected for the Elite 11 Finals from the Elite 11 Regionals.
WHAT: The 2017 Elite 11 Finals will bring together top performers from the the 2017 Elite 11 Regionals to receive advanced, one-on-one quarterback instruction in a highly competitive setting. The 2017 Elite 11 Finals will span three days and include on-field drills, routes-on-air, classroom instruction and off-field development. The Elite 11 will be named at the conclusion of The Elite 11 Finals and the selected athletes will compete at The Opening Finals.
WHEN: The 2017 Elite 11 Finals will be held June 2nd-4th.
WHERE: Los Angeles
COST: The invitation-only event is free to attend.