Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Elite 11 Tracker: MVP Winston Going Strong
By Michael White
Florida State commit Jameis Winston has Hueytown (Hueytown, Ala.) two wins away from a state title.
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.
It was another great weekend for Connor Brewer, Zach Kline, Patton Robinette and Patrick Towles as all led their squads to playoff wins. But not every elite arm had such a great weekend. In very unfortunate news, Oregon commit Jake Rodrigues' season came to an abrupt end during Whitney's (Rocklin, Calif.) first-round playoff win when late in the third quarter trying to extend a play, he suffered a dislocated ankle and broken leg.
Down in Alabama, Elite 11 co-MVP Jameis Winston continues to roll and has led Hueytown (Hueytown, Ala.) to the state semifinal's with perhaps his best all-around performance of the year, accounting for 304 total yards and five touchdowns.
See how the rest of the field did this past weekend as well as other 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 touchdowns.
Connor Brewer, 6-2, 190, Chaparral (Scottsdale, Ariz.) Committed to Texas
Last Week: 11-of-23 for 188 yards and a touchdown in a 31-30 win over Centennial (Peoria, Ariz.), team is 13-1.
Season Totals: 162-of-263 for 2,741 yards, 40 touchdowns and five interceptions.
This Week: vs. Cinega (Vall, Ariz.), Arizona DIII state playoffs championship game.
Neal Burcham, 6-2, 185, Greenbrier (Greenbrier, Ark.) Committed to SMU
Season is complete Season Totals: 231-of-326 for 3,467, 40 touchdowns and six interceptions.
Tyler Cameron, 6-3, 216, Jupiter Community (Jupiter, Fla.) Committed to South Florida
Last Week: 8-of-20 for 174 yards, one touchdown and a rushing touchdown in a 27-17 win over Atlantic (Delray Beach, Fla.), team finished 4-6.
Season Totals: 86-of-189 for 1,453 yards, 13 touchdowns and six interceptions. Rushed for over 450 yards and six touchdowns.
This Week: Season is complete.
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: Idle, team is 7-3.
Season Totals: 180-of-288 for 2,511 yards, 18 touchdowns, nine interceptions and five rushing touchdowns.
This Week: vs. Horizon (San Diego, Calif.), Second Round CIF San Diego Section D5 State Playoffs.
Bart Houston, 6-3, 200, De La Salle (Concord, Calif.) Committed to Wisconsin
Last Week: Idle, team is 9-1.
Season Totals: 72-of-130 for 1,447 yards, 14 touchdowns and six interceptions. Has rushed for nine touchdowns.
This Week: vs. Freedom (Oakley, Calif.), Second Round CIF NCS DI State Playoffs.
Chad Kelly, 6-2, 205, Saint Joseph’s Collegiate Institute (Buffalo, N.Y.) Committed to Clemson
Last Week: 15-of-35 for 203 yards passing, rushed 14 times for 122 yards and two touchdowns in a 37-16 championship game loss to St. Francis (Athol Springs, N.Y.), team finished 8-3.
Season totals: 200-of-330 for 3,039 yards, 27 touchdowns and five interceptions, rushed for 991 yards and 14 touchdowns.
Season is Complete
Gunner Kiel, 6-3, 215, East (Columbus, Ind.) Uncommitted
Last Week: 13-of-31 for 179 yards and an interception in a season ending 62-7 loss to Cathedral (Indianapolis, Ind.) , team finished 12-2.
Season Totals: 127-of-237 for 2,474 yards and 28 touchdowns with four interceptions. Rushed for 12 touchdowns.
Season is Complete
Zach Kline, 6-2, 205, San Ramon Valley (Danville, Calif.) Committed to California
Last Week: 18-of-32 for 296 yards, four touchdowns, two interceptions and a rushing score in a 42-14 win over Castro Valley (Castro Valley, Calif.), team is 8-3.
Season Totals: 176-of-260 for 2,820 yards, 30 touchdowns, six interceptions and six rushing touchdowns.
Next Week: vs. Logan (Union City, Calif.), Second Round CIF NCS DI State Playoffs.
Jeff Lindquist, 6-3, 225, Mercer Island (Mercer Island, Wash.) Committed to Washington
Season is complete Season totals: 141-of-255 for 1,916 yards, 22 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Rushed for 584 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Tanner Mangum, 6-2, 190, Eagle (Eagle, Idaho) Committed to BYU
Last week: 37-of-53 for 451 yards, two touchdowns and four interceptions in a 42-21 championship game loss to Coeur d'Alene (Coeur d'Alene, Idaho), team finished 10-2.
Season totals: 263-of-389 for 3,792 yards, 35 touchdowns, six interceptions and three rushing touchdowns.
Season is complete
Tyler Matthews, 6-2, 195, McPherson (McPherson, Kan.) Committed to TCU
Season is complete Season totals: 163-of-257 for 2,836 yards, 24 touchdowns and five interceptions. Rushed for three touchdowns.
Cyler Miles, 6-3, 210, J.K. Mullen (Denver, Col.) Committed to Washington
Last week: Threw two interceptions in Mullen's season-ending 23-22 playoff loss to Pomona (Arvada, Col.); team finished 9-3.
Season totals: 128-of-185 for 1,577 yards, 17 touchdowns and 10 touchdowns. Also has rushed for 193 yards and two scores.
Season is complete
Tyler O’Connor, 6-2, 205, Lima Central (Lima, Ohio) Committed to Michigan State
Season is complete. Season Totals: 117-of-204 for 2,031 yards, 19 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Rushed for 11 touchdowns.
Nick Patti, 5-10, 185, Dr. Phillips (Orlando, Fla.) Committed to Boise State
Last week: 8-of-21 for 145 yards in a 35-14 win over Wharton (Tampa, Fla.), team is 9-1.
Season totals: 140-of-265 for 2,105 yards, 22 touchdowns, seven interceptions and three rushing touchdowns.
Next week: Plant (Tampa, Fla.), Second Round Florida 8A State Playoffs.
Zeke Pike, 6-4, 233, Dixie Heights (Fort Mitchell, Kent.) Committed to Auburn
Season is complete. Season totals: 160-of-267 for 1,945, 14 touchdowns, 11 interceptions and 15 rushing touchdowns.
Patton Robinette, 6-4, 200, Maryville (Maryville, Tenn.) Committed to North Carolina
Last Week: 7-of-11 for 153 yards and a touchdown with three rushing scores in a 41-7 win over Sevier County (Sevierville, Tenn.), team is 13-0.
Season totals: 108-of-153 for 1,496 yards, 18 touchdowns and six interceptions. Rushed for 12 touchdowns and over 600 yards.
This week: vs. Riverdale (Murfreesboro, Tenn.), Tennessee 6A state playoffs semifinals.
Jake Rodrigues, 6-2, 210, Whitney (Rocklin, Calif.) Committed to Oregon
Last week: 7-of-16 for 102 yards and two touchdowns in a 35-0 win over Cosumnes Oak (Elk Grove, Calif.), team is 10-2.
Season totals: 116-of-187 for 1,845 yards, 24 touchdowns, four interceptions and 11 rushing touchdowns.
Next week: Out for rest of playoffs after suffering a broken leg.
Grant Rohach, 6-2, 185, Moorpark (Moorpark, Calif.) Committed to Iowa State
Last week: 13-of-19 for 176 yards and one touchdown in a 17-10 win over Valencia (Valencia, Calif.), team is 7-4.
Season totals: 132-of-239 for 1,814, 13 touchdowns and six interceptions.
This week: vs. Thousand Oaks (Thousand Oaks, Calif.), Second Round CIF Southern Section State Playoffs.
Patrick Towles, 6-4, 230, Highlands (Fort Thomas, Ky.) Committed to Kentucky
Last Week: 11-of-23 for 242 yards and a touchdown passing with three rushing touchdowns, team is 13-0.
Season totals: 162-of-259 yards for 3,556 yards, 40 touchdowns and 10 rushing touchdowns.
This week: vs. Lexington Catholic (Lexington, Ky.), Kentucky 4A Semifinals.
Chad Voytik, 6-0, 195, Cleveland (Cleveland, Tenn.) Committed to Pittsburgh
Season is complete Season totals: 119-of-207 for 1,593, 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: 15-of-23 for 176 yards and four touchdowns for a 42-6 win over Lakewood (Lakewood, Calif.), team is 10-1.
Season totals: 124-of-200 for 1,776 yards, 20 touchdowns, six interceptions and two rushing touchdowns
Next week: vs. St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.), Second Round CIF Southern Section Pac5 Playoffs.
Jameis Winston, 6-3, 195, Hueytown (Hueytown, Ala.) Committed to Florida State
Last week: 16-of-23 for 233 yards and three touchdowns passing, rushed for 71 yards and two scores in a 39-13 win over St. Paul's (Mobile, Ala.), team is 13-0.
Season totals: 160-of-238 fro 2,311 yards, 28 touchdowns and four interceptions. Rushed for 1,097 yards and 19 touchdowns.
This week: vs. Vigor (Prichard, Ala.), Alabama 5A state playoff semifinals.
Elite 11 Alum of the Week:
Kirk Cousins as a counselor at the 2011 Elite 11.
Kirk Cousins, Sr., Michigan State Heading into the weekend's matchup with Indiana, many expected the Spartans to blowout the Hoosiers and earn a spot in the inaugural Big Ten championship game. With 275 yards and three touchdowns passing by Cousins, the Spartans did what everyone expected and will play for a BCS Bowl game bid and even more importantly keep the cherished "Brass Spittoon" in Lansing with the 55-3 victory over Indiana. Cousins finishes the regular season completing 64% of his passes for 2,521 yards, 19 touchdowns and just five interceptions. He has been a counselor at the Elite 11 the past two summers.
Other top performances from around the country: -Trent Brittain, Sr., Eastland (Eastland, Texas) 19-of-24 for 410 and two touchdowns in a 51-22 win over Littlefield (Littlefield, Texas)
-Max Browne, Jr., Skyline (Sammamish, Wash.) 15-of-24 for 334 yards and four touchdowns in a 52-17 win over Central Valley (Spokane, Wash.)
-Hayden Burnett, Sr., Garland Christian Academy 18-of-42 for 483 yards and four touchdowns with five interceptions in a 72-63 win over St. Paul (Shiner, Texas)
-Matt Bodamer, Jr., Port Allegany (Port Alleghany, Pa.) 20-of-27 for 284 yards and six touchdowns in a 49-21 win over Brockway (Brockway, Pa.)
-Chad Chalich, Sr, Coeur d'Alene (Coeur d'Alene, Idaho) 20-of-30 for 403 yards, three passing touchdowns and two rushing scores in a 49-28 championship game win over Eagle (Eagle, Idaho)
-Daniel Davidson, Jr., Trinity Christian (Addison, Texas) 27-of-42 for 308 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in a 35-33 loss to Kelly Catholic (Beaumont, Texas)
-Jonquel Dawson, Sr., M.L. King (Lithonia, Ga.) 18-of-33 for 353 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions in a 27-21 win over Brookwood (Snellville, Ga.)
-Devin Fuller, Sr., Old Tappan (Old Tappan, N.J.) 10-of-12 for 172 yards and two touchdowns, rushed 25 times for 118 yards and two scores in a 34-10 win over Pascack Valley (Hillsdale, N.J.)
-Tyler Hall, Sr., Cornerstone Academy (Gainesville, Fla.) 20-of-32 for 458 yards and five touchdowns in a 74-57 win over Academy at the Lakes (Land O'Lakes, Fla.)
-Chase Hansen, Sr., Lone Peak (Highland, Utah) Committed to Utah Passed for 242 yards and three touchdowns, rushed 223 yards and two scores in a 41-21 championship game win over Fremont (Plain City, Utah)
-Charlie High, Jr., Christian Academy of Knoxville (Knoxville, Tenn.) 27-of-34 for 322 yards and three touchdowns in a 38-37 win over Alcoa (Alcoa, Tenn.)
-Trent Hosick, Jr., Staley (North Kansas City, Mo.) 6-of-10 for 11o yards and one touchdowns, rushed 40 times for 261 yards and six touchdowns in a 76-70 four overtime victory over Summit West (Lee's Summit, Mo.)
-Jeff Lockie, Sr., Monte Vista (Danville, Calif.) Committed to Oregon 20-of-33 for 355 yards and five touchdowns in a 42-36 win over Heritage (Brentwood, Calif.)
-Conner Manning, El Toro (Lake Forest, Calif.) 33-of-43 for 444 yards and five touchdowns in a 54-30 win over Esperanza (Anaheim, Calif.)
-Justin Owens, Sr., Sulphur Springs (Sulphur Springs, Texas) 26-of-49 for 399 yards and two touchdowns in a 47-33 loss to Corsicana (Corsicana, Texas)
-Corey Patterson, Sr., David Douglas (Portland, Ore.) 20-of-35 for 309 yards and three touchdowns in a 28-18 loss to Oregon City (Oregon City, Ore.)
-Tanner Trosin Sr., Folsom (Folsom, Calif.) 17-of-23 for 306 yards and three touchdowns in a 45-14 win over Inderkum (Sacramento, Calif.)
-Kamerun Smith, Jr., Marist (Eugene, Ore.) 18-of-22 for 344 yards and five touchdowns in a 49-14 victory over Wilsonville (Wilsonville, Ore.)
-Alexander Soto, Jr., Golden Valley (Bakersfield, Calif.) 26-of-39 for 506 yards and three touchdowns in a 59-28 loss to Mt. Whitney (Visalia, Calif.).
-Kohl Stewart, Jr., Nolan Catholic (Fort Worth, Texas) 15-of-28 for 492 yards, six touchdowns, and an interception in a 53-38 win over St. Pius X (Houston, Texas)
-Brian Swain, Sr., Alexander (Laredo, Texas) 18-of-26 for 286 yards and three touchdowns in a 35-6 win over Pace (Brownsville, Texas)
-Greg Ward, Jr., John Tyler (Tyler, Texas) 16-of-23 for 494 yards and six touchdowns in a 56-42 win over Hendrickson (Pflugerville, Texas)
-Dayln Williams, Sr., Lake Dallas (Corinth, Texas) 13-of-23 for for 248 yards and two touchdowns in a 48-7 win over Burges (El Paso, Texas)
-Forest Williams, Sr., Amory (Amory, Miss.) 26-of-33 for for 409 yards and four touchdowns in a 56-21 win over Cleveland (Cleveland, Miss.)
-Greg Ward, Jr., Tyler (Tyler, Texas) 16-of-23 for 494 yards and six touchdowns in a 56-42 win over Hendrickson (Pflugerville, Texas)
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Michael White is the midwest/northeast coordinator of player personnel for ESPNHS.com. You can follow him on Twitter @MikewhiteESPN