Jennings gets Elite 11 finals invite

Marietta (Ga.) signal-caller receives honor at Atlanta regional

Updated: April 20, 2012, 9:52 PM ET
By Jamie Newberg | ESPN RecruitingNation

BUFORD, Ga. -- It was an impressive group of quarterbacks at the Atlanta Elite 11 regional, but only one lucky signal-caller received an invitation to the prestigious Elite 11 finals in California this summer.

"Eighty-six quarterbacks were here from 19 states and 21 with D-I scholarship offers," Elite 11 head coach Trent Dilfer announced to the group. "Everyone here impressed the coaches. This group was even more impressive than the one in Dallas a few weeks ago. It's a bottom-line business and there is only gonna be one from this group. The MVP of the Atlanta regional and the bid to the Elite 11 goes to Anthony Jennings."

Jennings, 6-foot-1 and 203 pounds, beat out the likes of Brice Ramsey, Riley Ferguson, Eddie Printz and many others for this invite. Jennings had knee surgery on Feb. 1, yet looked as if he didn't miss a beat with an impressive performance from start to finish.

"This was a great opportunity for me," said the junior signal-caller from Marietta, Ga. "Not everyone gets an Elite 11 invitation. It's very appreciated. I have worked hard to get back here."

Jennings currently holds 16 scholarships offers from schools like West Virginia, Virginia Tech, USF, Syracuse, Arkansas, Ole Miss and Mississippi State.