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Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Elite 11 Tracker: Patti Steps Up

By Michael White

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Boise State commit Nick Patti set two school records this past weekend leading Dr. Phillips (Orlando, Fla.) to a win.
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.

Unfortunately this past weekend was not the best of weekends for a few of the Elite 11 quarterbacks as Zeke Pike, Tyler Matthews and Tyler O’Connor all saw their high school career come to an end with first round playoffs losses.  Things got even worse for recent SMU commit Neil Burcham, who saw his senior season come a sudden end with a torn ACL.

The best performance comes from Dr. Phillips (Orlando, Fla.) quarterback Nick Patti who set two school records, one for completions (21) and touchdown passes (5) in a win on senior night.

See how the rest of the field did this past weekend as well as other top performances from around the country in this weeks Elite 11 Tracker.

Austin Appleby, 6-4, 225, Hoover (North Canton, Ohio)
Committed to Purdue
Season is Complete
Season Totals: 105-of-237 for 1,417 yards and eight interceptions.

Connor Brewer, 6-2, 190, Chaparral (Scottsdale, Ariz.)
Committed to Texas
Last Week: 19-of-23 for 399 yards and five touchdowns with an interception in a 62-0 win over Gila Ridge (Yuma, Ariz.), team is 11-1.
Season totals: 143-of-228 for 2.360 yards, 37 touchdowns and four interceptions.
This week: vs. Perry (Gilbert, Ariz.), 2nd Round Arizona DII playoffs.

Neal Burcham, 6-2, 185, Greenbrier (Greenbrier, Ark.)
Committed to SMU
Last Week: 15-of-23 for 200 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in a 37-26 loss Vilonia (Vilonia, Ark.), team is 8-2.
Season totals: 231-of-326 for 3,467 yards, 40 touchdowns and six interceptions.
This week: vs. Arkadelphia (Arkadelphia, Ark.), first round Arkansas 5A state playoffs.

Tyler Cameron, 6-3, 216, Jupiter Community (Jupiter, Fla.)
Committed to South Florida
Last week: 17-of-38 for 262 yards and three touchdowns in a 62-21 loss to Seminole Ridge (Loxahatchee, Fla.), team is 3-6.
Season totals: 78-of-169 for 1,279 yards, 12 touchdowns and six interceptions. Rushed for over 400 yards and five scores.
Next week: at Atlantic (Delray Beach, Fla.)

Preston Dewey, 6-2, 200, St. Andrews Episcopal (Austin, Texas)
Committed to Miami
Last Week: Out for year with left wrist injury.
Season Totals: 47-of-76 for 688 yards, nine touchdowns and one interception.

Shane Dillon, 6-4, 180, Christian (El Cajon, Calif.)
Committed to Colorado
Last week: 17-of-39 for 203 yards, one touchdown and an interception plus a rushing score in a 24-21 win over La Jolla Country Day (La Jolla, Calif.), team is 6-3.
Season totals: 171-of-272 for 2,210 yards, 16 touchdowns, eight interceptions and five rushing touchdowns.
This week: at Bishop’s (La Jolla, Calif.)

Bart Houston, 6-3, 200, De La Salle (Concord, Calif.)
Committed to Wisconsin
Last week: 5-of-6 for 132 yards and two touchdowns in a 42-0 win over Granada (Livermore, Calif.), team is 8-1.
Season totals: 59-of-110 for 1,225 yards, 13 touchdowns and six interceptions. Has rushed for nine touchdowns.
Next week: vs. California (San Ramon, Calif.)

Chad Kelly, 6-2, 205, Saint Joseph’s Collegiate Institute (Buffalo, N.Y.)
Committed to Clemson
Last week: First round playoff bye, team is 7-2.
Season totals: 164-of-261 for 2,529 yards, 24 touchdowns and four interceptions. Rushed for ten touchdowns.
Next week: vs. Canisus (Buffalo, N.Y.), MMAA State semifinals.

Gunner Kiel, 6-3, 215, East (Columbus, Ind.)
Committed to Indiana
Last Week: 8-of-16 for 156 yards and two touchdowns in a 34-12 win over Franklin County (Brookville, Ind.), team is 11-1.
Season totals: 108-of-196 for 2,127 yards and 25 touchdowns with three interceptions. Rushed for 12 touchdowns.
This week: vs. Evansville Central (Evansville, Ind.), quarterfinal of state 4A playoffs.

Zach Kline, 6-2, 205, San Ramon Valley (Danville, Calif.)
Committed to California
Last week: 13-of-15 for 280 yards and four touchdowns in a 35-20 win over Livermore (Livermore, Calif.), team is 8-2.
Season totals: 140-of-203 for 2,225 yards, 25 touchdowns, three interceptions and three rushing touchdowns.
Next week: vs. Monte Vista (Danville, Calif.)

Jeff Lindquist, 6-3, 225, Mercer Island (Mercer Island, Wash.)
Committed to Washington
Last week: 14-of-27 for 202 yards and three touchdowns with 84 yards rushing in a 21-14 win over Ferndale (Ferndale, Wash.).
Season totals: 130-of-237 for 1,851 yards, 22 touchdowns and eight interceptions.  Rushed for 584 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Next week: vs. Meadowdale (Lynwood, Wash.), second round of Washington 3A state playoffs.

Tanner Mangum, 6-2, 190, Eagle (Eagle, Idaho)
Committed to BYU
Last week: 11-of-16 for 221 yards and three touchdowns in a 58-7 win over Lake City (Coeur d’Alene, Idaho), team is 9-1.
Season totals: 210-of-308 for 3,016 yards, 29 touchdowns, two interceptions and three rushing touchdowns.
Next week: Highland (Pocatello, Idaho), second round Idaho 5A playoffs.

Tyler Matthews, 6-2, 195, McPherson (McPherson, Kan.)
Committed to TCU
Last week: 20-of-31 for 387 yards and four touchdowns in a season-ending 32-31 loss to Kapuan Mt. Carmel (Wichita, Kan.), team finished 7-3.
Season totals: 163-of-257 for 2,836 yards, 24 touchdowns and five interceptions. Rushed for three touchdowns.
Next week: Season is complete

Cyler Miles, 6-3, 210, J.K. Mullen (Denver, Col.)
Committed to Washington
Last week: 17-of-21 for 165 yards and two touchdowns in a 42-0 win over Mountain Vista (Highlands Ranch, Col.), team is 9-2.
Season totals: 123-of-174 for 1,497 yards, 17 touchdowns and eight interceptions.
Next week: vs. Bear Creek (Lakewood, Col.), second round Colorado 5A playoffs.

Tyler O’Connor, 6-2, 205, Lima Central Catholic (Lima, Ohio)
Committed to Michigan State
Last Week: 18-of-32 for 333 yards, five touchdowns and four interceptions in a season ending 45-35 loss to Liberty-Benton (Findlay, Ohio).
Season Totals: 117-of-204 for 2,031 yards, 19 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Rushed for 11 touchdowns.
This week: Season is complete.

Nick Patti, 5-10, 185, Dr. Phillips (Orlando, Fla.)
Committed to Boise State
Last week: 21-of-29 for 275 yards, five touchdowns and an interception in a 56-42 win over Freedom (Orlando, Fla.), team is 8-1
Season totals: 132-of-244 for 1,960 yards, 22 touchdowns, seven touchdowns and three rushing touchdowns.
Next week: vs. Wharton (Tampa, Fla.), first round Florida 8A state playoffs.

Zeke Pike, 6-4, 233, Dixie Heights (Fort Mitchell, Kent.)
Committed to Auburn
Last Week: Did not play due to suspension, team was eliminated from Class 5A state playoffs.
Season totals: 160-of-267 for 1,945 yards, 14 touchdowns, 11 interceptions and 15 rushing touchdowns.
This week: Season is complete.

Patton Robinette, 6-4, 200, Maryville (Maryville, Tenn.)
Committed to North Carolina
Last Week: 6-of-10 for 137 yards, one touchdown and an interception in a 35-0 victory over Bearden (Knoxville, Tenn.), team is 11-0
Season totals: 95-of-132 for 1,232 yards, 16 touchdowns and six interceptions.  Has rushed for nine touchdowns and over 600 yards.
This week: vs. Science Hill (Johnson City, Tenn.), second round Tennessee 6A state playoffs.

Jake Rodrigues, 6-2, 210, Whitney (Rocklin, Calif.)
Committed to Oregon
Last week: 5-of-8 for 78 yards passing, rushed 15 times for 103 yards and two touchdowns in a 19-7 victory over Antelope (Antelope, Calif.), team is 8-2.
Season totals: 107-of-175 for 1,684 yards, 21 touchdown, four interceptions and 10 rushing touchdowns.
This week: vs. Pioneer (Woodland, Calif.), first round CIF DIII playoffs.

Grant Rohach, 6-2, 185, Moorpark (Moorpark, Calif.)
Committed to Iowa State
Last week: 9-of-25 for 105 yards and rushed for 100 yards in a 17-14 loss to Oaks Christian (Westlake Village, Calif.), team is 5-4.
Season totals: 107-of-196 for 1,445 yards, 13 touchdowns and six interceptions.
This week: vs. Simi Valley (Simi Valley, Calif.)

Patrick Towles, 6-4, 230, Highlands (Fort Thomas, Kent.)
Committed to Kentucky
Last Week: 7-of-8 for 145 yards and four touchdowns in a 63-7 win over Boyd County (Ashland, Ky.), team is 11-0.
Season totals: 126-of-203 for 2,907 yards, 38 touchdowns, one interception and seven rushing touchdowns.
This week: vs. Johnson Central (Paintsville, Ky.), second round Kentucky 4A playoffs.

Chad Voytik, 6-0, 195, Cleveland (Cleveland, Tenn.)
Committed to Pittsburgh
Season is complete
Season totals: 119-of-207 for 1,593 yards, 10 touchdowns and six interceptions, rushed for over 400 yards and eight touchdowns.

Travis Wilson, 6-7, 215, San Clemente (San Clemente, Calif.)
Committed to Utah
Last week: Idle, team is 8-1.
Season totals: 91-of-155 for 1,345, 14 touchdowns, six interceptions and two rushing touchdowns.
Next week: vs. Tesoro (Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.)

Jameis Winston, 6-3, 195, Hueytown (Hueytown, Ala.)
Committed to Florida State
Last week: 9-of-17 for 120 yards, one touchdown  and one interception and 95 yards rushing in a 36-0 win over LeFlore (Mobile, Ala.); team is 11-0.
Season totals: 141-of-211 for 2,035 yards, 24 touchdowns and four interceptions, rushed for 963 yards and 16 touchdowns.
This week: vs. Eufaula (Eufaula, Ala.), second round Alabama 5A state playoffs.

Elite 11 Alum of the Week:
Aaron Murray, University of Georgia
The 2008 Elite 11 MVP easily had the best performance of his young career in a 63-13 destruction of the New Mexico State Aggies on Saturday. In the Bulldogs' seventh straight victory, the redshirt-sophomore steered the offense to 42-second quarter points to take a commanding lead heading into halftime. In that second quarter, Murray threw five touchdowns, which tied a school record and in only one half of play he was 18-of-23 for 238 yards and no interceptions to go along with the five passing scores. The game saw Georgia score its most points and post its most total yards in over 17 years.

Other top performances from around the country:
-Justin Adams, Jr., Sandy (Sandy, Ore.)
21-of-26 for 394 yards and four touchdowns in a 41-7 win over Hood River Valley (Hood River, Ore.)
-Max Browne, Jr., Skyline (Sammamish, Wash.)
17-of-25 for 263 yards and  five touchdowns in a 59-21 win over Monroe (Monroe, Ore.)
Tyler Cain, Jr., Lighthouse Christian (Springfield, Mo.)
22-of-31 for 489 yards and five touchdowns in a 63-21 win over Chris Prep Academy (Kansas City, Kan.)
-Michael Baker, Sr., Central (Fresno, Calif.)
28-of-37 for 440 yards and seven touchdowns in a 44-28 win over Clovis West (Fresno, Calif.)
-Kurt Benkert, Jr., Cape Coral (Cape Coral, Fla.)
25-of-34 for 465 and eight touchdowns in a 48-34 win over East Lee County (Lehigh Acres, Fla.)
-Hayden Burnett, Sr., Garland Christian (Garland, Texas)
21-of-35 for 465 yards and eight touchdowns with an interception in a 70-35 win over  Canyon Creek Christian Academy (Richardson, Texas)
David Dessent, Jr., Cocoa Beach (Cocoa Beach, Fla.)
37-of-58 for 454 yards and four touchdowns in a 52-25 loss to Jones (Orlando, Fla.)
-Tanner Evans, Sr., Eastern (Louisville, Ky.)
17-of-24 for 214 yards and four touchdowns in a 49-3 win over Paul Dunbar (Lexington, Ky.)
-Jaylen Falls, So., Grand Prairie (Grand Prairie, Texas)
26-of-33 for 316 yards and three touchdowns with an interception in  a 43-25 loss to South Grand Prairie (Grand Prairie, Texas)
-Will Grier, So., Davidson Day (Davidson, N.C.)
32-of-55 for for 481 yards and four touchdowns in a 31-0 win of Fayetteville Christian (Fayetteville, N.C.)
-Wesley Harris, Jr., Southwest (Fort Worth, Texas)
20-of-35 for 359 yards and four touchdowns in a 41-21 win over Trimble Tech (Fort Worth, Texas)
-Kenny Hill, Jr., Carroll (Southlake, Texas)
16-of-25 for 309 yards, four touchdowns and an interception in a 42-29 win over Guyer (Denton, Texas)
-Sefo Liufau, Jr., Bellarmine Prep (Tacoma, Wash.)
13-of-22 for for 293 yards and three touchdowns in a 37-19 win over Graham-Kapowsin (Graham, Wash.)
-Maty Mauk, Sr., Kenton (Kenton, Ohio)
27-of-29 for for 504 yards and nine touchdowns in a 74-22 rout of Wellington (Wellington, Ohio)
-Tyler Maurer, West Milford (West Milford, N.J.)
20-of-33 for 465 yards and five touchdowns in a 56-48 win over Tenafly (Tenafly, N.J.)
-Kieran McDonagh, Sr., Skyview (Vancouver, Wash.)
20-of-31 for 338 yards and four touchdowns in a 47-17 win over Issaquah (Issaquah, Wash.)
-Alec Morris, Sr., Allen (Allen, Texas)
19-of-28 for 383 yards and four touchdowns, rushed for two scores in a 59-30 win over Flower Mound (Flower Mound, Texas)
-Cole Ousley, So., Lone Oak (Paducah, Ky.)
12-of-15 for 286 yards and six touchdowns in a 63-21 win over Breckinridge County (Harned, Ky.)
-Christian Smith, Sr., St. Bernard (Playa Del Ray, Calif.)
31-of-41 for 475 yards and three touchdowns in a 44-6 win over Mary of the Star (San Pedro, Calif.)
-Cody Thomas, Jr., Heritage (Colleyville, Texas)
21-of-32 for 352 yards and four touchdowns in a 40-18 win over Haltom City (Haltom City, Texas)
-Malik Watson, Sr., Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, Calif.)
13-of-22 for 284 yards and five touchdowns with an interception in a 46-10 win over Liberty (Brentwood, Calif.)
-Jordan West, Sr., Liberty (Renton, Wash.)
19-of-29 for 324 yards and four touchdowns in 50-6 win over Ingraham (Seattle, Wash.)
-Daniel White, So., Ashland (Ashland, Ore.)
20-of-33 for 214 yards and two touchdowns, rushed for 169 yards and two touchdowns in a 35-28 win over Crescent Valley (Corvallis, Ore.)
-Forest Williams, Sr., Amory (Amory, Miss.)
38-of-60 for 646 yards and eight touchdowns in 63-30 win over Gentry (Indianola, Miss.)
-Logan Woodside, Jr., Franklin County (Frankfort, Ky.)
18-of-24 for 310 yards and three touchdowns with three rushing touchdowns in a 56-21 win over Scott (Covington, Ky.)
-Travis Wright, Jr., Trinity (Louisville, Ky.)
17-of-21 for 278 and four touchdowns in a 72-0 win over Simon Kenton (Independence, Ky.)



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Michael White is the midwest/northeast coordinator of player personnel for ESPNHS.com. You can follow him on Twitter @MikewhiteESPN.