High-SchoolIllinois: Maine South (Ill.)
January, 27, 2012
By Mike Grimala | ESPN.com
Tom Hauck/ESPNHSMaine South (Park Ridge, Ill.) junior Matt Alviti is one of the nation's top quarterbacks in the Class of 2013 and led his squad to a state title his sophomore year.Throughout this offseason, we’ll spotlight Class of 2013 quarterbacks who have a shot at making the Elite 11 finals in July. This week we profile Maine South (Park Ridge, Ill.) star Matt Alviti.
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Matt Alviti is part of the new wave of athletic, spread quarterbacks. Lacking prototypical size at 6-feet tall, the Maine South (Park Ridge, Ill.) junior makes up for it by producing with his legs as well as his arm. As a sophomore, he threw 24 touchdown passes and ran for 12 scores while leading Maine South to a state championship. Last year, he threw 29 touchdown passes and added another dozen on the ground. At last year’s Elite 11 regional camp at Ohio State, all of Alviti’s skills were on display, as he impressed with his quick release, accuracy and mobility. Is he the next Colt McCoy? For now, Alviti is just focused on making it to the Elite 11 finals.