Elite 11 Tracker: Five QBs top 300 yards

September, 7, 2011
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xTom Hauck/ESPNHSNeal Burcham passed for 338 yards and three touchdowns this weekend
ESPNHS will follow the weekly progress of the ESPNHS Elite 11 quarterbacks during their senior seasons. In addition we will track the top quarterback performances from around the country. The Elite 11 Tracker will be featured every Wednesday.

Coming into the Elite 11 finals there still was one quarterback still waiting to get his first BCS offer. One would think an MVP performance would definitely change this and while Neal Burcham has since added offers from Arkansas State and Tulsa, the big schools still seem hesitant to stick their toes in the water. With a lot still to prove, the Greenbriar signal caller got his senior campaign off to a great start, throwing for three touchdowns leading the team to victory.

For the first time this year two of the Elite 11 quarterbacks faced one another. In a much anticipated game in Kentucky, Patrick Towles and Highlands (Fort Thomas, Kent.) got the best of Zeke Pike and Dixie Heights (Fort Mitchell, Kent.) with to a 61-13 rout. See how the rest of the field did this past weekend as well as other top performances from around the country in this week's Elite 11 Tracker.

Austin Appleby, 6-4, 225, Hoover (North Canton, Ohio)
Committed to Purdue
Last Week:(9-of-29 for 116 yards and one touchdown, one interception in 50-7 loss to Louisville (Louisville, Ohio), team is 0-2.
Season Totals: 23-of- 62 for 288 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions.
This week: at Lexington (Lexington, Ohio)

Connor Brewer, 6-2, 190, Chaparral (Scottsdale, Ariz.)
Committed to Texas
Last Week: 11-of-20 for 106 yards, one tuchdown and 52 yards rushing in a 24-6 win over Marcos De Niza (Tempe, Ariz.)), team is 2-1.
Season totals: 35-of-71 for 507 yards, five touchdowns and two interceptions.
This week: vs. Sunnyside (Phoenix, Ariz.)

Neal Burcham, 6-2, 185, Greenbrier (Greenbrier, Ark.)
Uncommitted
Last Week: 20-of-32 for 361 yards and three touchdowns, one interception in a 41-20 win over Beebe (Beebe, Ark.), team is 1-0.
Season totals: 20-of-32 for 361 yards and three touchdowns and one interception.
This week: vs. Mayflower (Mayflower, Ark.)

Tyler Cameron, 6-3, 216, Jupiter Community (Jupiter, Fla.)
Committed to South Florida
Last week: 6-of-22 for 87 yards and one touchdown, one interception in a 22-7 loss to Leonard (Greenacres, Fla.), team is 0-1
Season totals: 6-of-22 for 87 yards and one touchdown and one interception.
Next week: at Dwyer (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.)

Preston Dewey, 6-2, 200, St. Andrews Episcopal (Austin, Texas)
Committed to Miami
Last Week: 13-of-21 for 162 yards and two touchdowns in a 47-13 loss over St. Regents (Austin, Texas), team is 1-1.
Season Totals: 24-of-35 for 309 yards and five touchdowns.
This week: Idle

Shane Dillon, 6-4, 180, Christian (El Cajon, Calif.)
Committed to Colorado
Last week: Injured in a 35-0 loss to Hoover (San Diego, Calif.), team is 0-1.
Season totals: None available
This week: at Linfield Christian (Temecula, Calif.)

Bart Houston, 6-3, 200, De La Salle (Concord, Calif.)
Committed to Wisconsin
Last week: 4-of-11 for 69 yards and one touchdown, two interceptions and a rushing TD in a 26-23 2OT victory over Bellarmine (San Jose, Calif.), tam is 1-0.
Season totals: 4-of-11 for 69 yards and one touchdown with two interceptions, one rushing touchdown.
Next week: vs. St. Mary’s (Stockton, Calif.)

Chad Kelly, 6-2, 205, Saint Joseph’s Collegiate Institute (Buffalo, N.Y.)
Committed to Clemson
Last week: 16-of-27 for 166 yards and one touchdown, rushed for 85 yards and a score in a 40-20 loss to Aquinas Institute (Rochester, N.Y.), team is 0-1.
Season totals: 16-of-27 for 166 yards and one touchdown, 85 yards and one touchdown rushing.
Next week: at Monsignor Farrell (Staten Island, N.Y.)

Gunner Kiel, 6-3, 215, East (Columbus, Ind.)
Committed to Indiana
Last Week: 14-of-24 for 173 yards and four touchdowns in a 54-14 win over Seymour (Seymour, Ind.), team is 2-1.
Season totals: 32-of-65 for 619 yards and eight touchdowns with one interception, 98 yards and two touchdowns rushing.
This week: vs. Jennings County (North Vernon, Ind.)

Zach Kline, 6-2, 205, San Ramon Valley (Danville, Calif.)
Committed to California
Last week: 19-of-27 for 305 yards and three touchdowns in a 41-29 loss to Folsom (Folsom, Calif.), team is 0-1.
Season totals: 19-of-27 for 305 yards and three touchdowns.
Next week: at Archbishop Mitty (San Jose, Calif.)

Jeff Lindquist, 6-3, 225, Mercer Island (Mercer Island, Wash.)
Committed to Washington
Last week: 31-of-48 for 333 yards and one touchdown, two interceptions with 128 yards and four touchdowns on 24 carries in a 36-35 OT loss to Seattle Prep (Seattle, Wash.), team is 0-1.
Season totals: 31-of-48 for 333 yards and one touchdown and two interceptions, 128 yards and four touchdowns rushing.
Next week: at Newport (Bellevue, Wash.)

Tanner Mangum, 6-2, 190, Eagle (Eagle, Idaho)
Committed to BYU
Last week: 19-of-32 for 328 yards and four touchdowns in a 42-21 win over Timberline (Boise, Idaho), team is 1-0.
Season totals: 19-of-32 for 328 yards and four touchdowns.
Next week: at Capital (Boise, Idaho)

Tyler Matthews, 6-2, 195, McPherson (McPherson, Kan.)
Committed to TCU
Last week: 16-of-20 for 237 yards and two touchdowns in a 47-21 victory over Andover (Andover, Kan.), team is 1-0.
Season totals: 16-of-20 for 237 yards and two touchdowns.
Next week: at Salina South (Salina, Kan.)

Cyler Miles, 6-3, 210, J.K. Mullen (Denver, Col.)
Committed to Washington
Last week: 18-of-23 for 150 yards and three touchdowns in a 27-0 victory over Chaparral (Parker, Col.), team is 1-0.
Season totals: 18-of-23 for 150 yards and three touchdowns.
Next week: at Grandview (Aurora, Col.)

Tyler O’Connor, 6-2, 205, Lima Central (Lima, Ohio)
Committed to Michigan State
Last Week: 16-of-25 for 225 and two touchdowns in a 58-7 victory over Crestview (Convoy, Ohio), team is 2-0.
Season Totals: 27-of-46 for 346 yards and two touchdowns, with two interceptions.
This week: vs. Paulding (Paulding, Ohio)

Nick Patti, 5-10, 185, Dr. Phillips (Orlando, Fla.)
Committed to Boise State
Last week: 13-of-26 for 237 yards and three touchdowns, with an interception in a 32-21 victory over Apopka (Apopka, Fla.). Rushed for 121 yards and two touchdowns, team is 1-0.
Season totals: 13-of-26 for 237 yards and three touchdowns and an interception, 121 yards and two touchdowns rushing.
Next week: vs. Olympia (Orlando, Fla.)

Zeke Pike, 6-4, 233, Dixie Heights (Fort Mitchell, Kent.)
Committed to Auburn
Last Week: 13-of-25 for 109 yards and two interceptions in a 61-13 loss to Highlands (Fort Thomas, Kent.), team is 0-3.
Season totals: 35-of-61 for 445 yards and three touchdowns with four interceptions. Has rushed for two touchdowns.
This week: at Conner (Hebron, Kent.)

Patton Robinette, 6-4, 200, Maryville (Maryville, Tenn.)
Committed to North Carolina
Last Week: 12-of-14 for 130 yards and a touchdown with two interceptions in a 30-7 victory over West (Knoxville, Tenn.), team is 1-0.
Season totals: 35-of-42 for 407 yards, four touchdowns and three interceptions. Has rushed for three touchdowns.
This week: at Heritage (Maryville, Tenn.)

Jake Rodrigues, 6-2, 210, Whitney (Rocklin, Calif.)
Committed to Oregon
Last week: Idle
Season totals: 13-of-19 for 302 yards and four touchdowns, two touchdowns rushing.
This week: vs. Rocklin (Rocklin, Calif.)

Grant Rohach, 6-2, 185, Moorpark (Moorpark, Calif.)
Committed to Iowa State
Last week: 14-of-20 for 139 yards and a touchdown in a 21-10 victory over Palos Verdes (Palos Verdes, Calif.), team is 1-0.
Season totals: 14-of-20 for 139 yards and a touchdown.
This week: Idle

Patrick Towles, 6-4, 230, Highlands (Fort Thomas, Kent.)
Committed to Kentucky
Last Week: 19-of-30 for 407 yards and three touchdowns in a 61-13 dismantling of Dixie Heights (Fort Mitchell, Kent.), team is 2-0.
Season totals: 30-of-54 for 608 yards and four touchdowns, 79 yards and three touchdowns rushing.
This week: vs. Louisville Western (Louisville, Kent.)

Chad Voytik, 6-0, 195, Cleveland (Cleveland, Tenn.)
Committed to Pittsburgh
Last Week: 7-of-22 for 68 yards and a touchdown, with an interception. Added 33 yards rushing in a 23-14 loss to Ooltewah (Ooltewah, Tenn.), team is 0-3.
Season totals: 34-of-73 for 432 yards and two touchdowns with six interceptions, 101 yards and a touchdown rushing.
This week: vs. Chattanooga Central (Chattanooga, Tenn.)

Travis Wilson, 6-7, 215, San Clemente (San Clemente, Calif.)
Committed to Utah
Last week: 12-of-19 for 186 yards and three touchdowns with an interception during a 35-6 victory over Cabrillo (Long Beach, Calif.), team is 1-0.
Next week: vs. Fountain Valley (Fountain Valley, Calif.)

Jameis Winston, 6-3, 195, Hueytown (Hueytown, Ala.)
Committed to Florida State
Last week: 14-of-18 for 267 yards and five touchdowns, 59 yards rushing leading to a 39-12 win over Wenonah (Birmingham, Ala.), team is 3-0.
Season totals: 40-of-64 for 612 yards and seven touchdowns with three interceptions, 231 yards and four touchdowns rushing.
This week: vs. Pleasant Grove (Pleasant Grove, Ala.)



Elite 11 Alum of the Week:
Tajh Boyd, Soph., Clemson
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Tom Hauck/ESPNHSTajh Boyd at the 2008 Elite 11
In his first career start for the Tigers, Boyd was able to overcome a shaky first half to lead Clemson to a 41-19 win over Troy. The season could not have started any better for the 2008 Elite 11 quarterback, as his first pass of the game went for a 33-yard touchdown. Coming out of the halftime trailing, Boyd threw two second half touchdowns to secure the opening day victory. Overall he completed 20-of-30 passes for 264 yard and three touchdowns with an interception.



Other top performances from around the country: Dempsey Abernathy, Sr., Alexander (Douglasville, Ga.) - 22-of-37 for 305 yards passing, 115 yards rushing and five total touchdowns in a 40-35 loss to North Paulding (Dallas, Ga.)
Austin Bray, Sr., Kingsburg (Kingsburg, Calif.)
15-of-26 for 426 yards and six touchdowns in 45-40 win over San Luis Obispo (San Luis Obispo, Calif.)
Jack Brezette, Jr., Jesuit (Dallas, Texas)
18-of-23 for 378 yards and five touchdowns in a 51-14 victory over Strake Jesuit (Houston, Texas)
Joey Copeland, Sr., Gaffney (Gaffney, S.C.)
21-of-26 for 391 yards and four touchdowns, an interception in a 47-21 victory over Greenwood (Greenwood, S.C.)
Daniel Davidson, Jr., Trinity Catholic (Addison, Texas)
21-of-34 for 365 yards and six touchdowns, rushed for two touchdowns in a 74-39 win over Reicher Catholic (Waco, Texas)
Dane Evans, Sr., Sanger (Sanger, Texas)
17-of-23 for 311 yards and four touchdowns in a 49-13 win over Lake Worth (Lake Worth, Texas)
Chris Forbes, Sr., Terra Nova (Pacific, Calif.) - 17-of-31 for 326 yards and four touchdowns in a 32-31 loss to Sacred Heart Cathedral (San Francisco)
Charlie High, Jr., Christian Academy (Knoxville, Tenn.)
23-of-34 for 389 yards and six touchdowns, an interception in a 54-28 victory over Stone Memorial (Crossville, Tenn.)
Daron Hill, Sr., Chavez Academy (Detroit, Mich.)
21-of-39 for 436 yards and six touchdowns, two interceptions in a 40-12 victory over University Prep (Detroit, Mich.)
Gunner Holcombe, Sr., University School (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) - 32-of-48 for 356 yards and four touchdowns in a 52-51 win over Goose Creek (Goose Creek, S.C.)
Will Hunter, So., Lexington (Lexington, S.C.)
14-of-22 for 328 yards and four touchdowns in a 52-17 win over Blythewood (Blythewood, S.C.)
Kyle Larson, Jr., Clayton (Clayton, Wisc.)
18-of-34 for 404 yards and five touchdowns in a 34-28 win over Pepin/Alma (Pepin, Wisc.)
Jeff Lockie, Sr., Monte Vista (Danville, Calif.) - 357 yards and five touchdowns passing in a 41-27 win over Castro Valley (Castro Valley, Calif.)
Johnathon McCrary, Jr., Cedar Grove (Ellenwood, Ga.) - 24-of-34 for 303 yards and two touchdowns in a 41-12 loss to Stephenson (Stone Mountain, Ga.)
Alec Morris, Sr., Allen (Allen, Texas)
18-of-32 for 320 yards and five touchdowns in a 59-0 victory over Northwest (Justin, Texas)
Jake Nelson, Sr., Milwaukee Lutheran (Milwaukee, Wisc.)
14-of-24 for 317 yards and four touchdowns in a 42-26 victory over Lutheran (Milwaukee, Wisc.)
Eddie Printz, Jr., Lassiter (Marietta, Ga.) - 15-of-21 for 343 yards and three touchdowns in a 45-14 win over Sprayberry (Marietta, Ga.)
Gabriel Rangel, Lee (San Antonio) - 13-of-25 for 323 yards and two touchdowns in a 28-21 win over Southwest (San Antonio)
Javan Shashaty, Sr., Calvary Christian Academy (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
16-of-22 for 537 yards and eight touchdowns in a 55-26 win over Highlands Christian (Pompano Beach, Fla.)
Trevor Taylor, Sr., Ukiah (Ukiah, Calif.) - 19-of-28 for 404 yards and seven touchdowns in a 47-37 win over Casa Grande (Petaluma, Calif.)
Cody Thomas, Jr., Colleyville Heritage (Colleyville, Texas)
32-of-49 for 325 yards and four touchdowns in a 37-34 win over Hebron (Carrollton, Texas)
Luke Walters, Jr., Pleasanton (Pleasanton, Texas) - 36-of-45 for 403 yards and two touchdowns in a 44-32 loss to Jefferson (San Antonio)
Marshall Williams, Sr., Flower Mound (Flower Mound, Texas)
31-of-50 for 439 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in a 44-36 win over Boyd (McKinney, Texas)



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