Meet the final Elite 11 invites
The field of 25 is now set for the Elite 11 finals in California
- Elite 11 Selection Show: A Surprise Final 4
Elite 11 Selection Show: A Surprise Final 4
The field is finally set.
On Thursday night, 13 more quarterbacks in the Class of 2013 were selected to the Elite 11 finals during the Elite 11 Selection Show on ESPNU. The players selected will join the previous 12 selections to form the field of 25 that will compete in the Elite 11 finals in Redondo Beach, Calif., from July 18 to 22.
The field is headlined by Fork Union Military Academy (Fork Union, Va.) rising senior Christian Hackenberg. The nation's No. 1 quarterback and No. 10 recruit in the ESPN 150 has verbally committed to Penn State.
There were originally supposed to be only 12 selections on Thursday, but Elite 11 head coach Trent Dilfer thought so highly of Shane Cockerille that he announced the Maryland-bound signal-caller from Gilman (Baltimore) as a last-minute addition to the finals during the show.
Here's a closer look at the 13 selections from Thursday night.
Position Rank: No. 19 pocket passer
How he got here: The Arkansas commit was one of the top competitors at the first Elite 11 regional in Dallas. He threw for 4,150 yards and 46 touchdowns last season as his team won a state title.
Position Rank: No. 48 pocket passer
How he got here: The Syracuse commit was a relative unknown until his excellent performance at the Dallas Elite 11 regional. He threw for 1,746 yards and 10 scores and also added 12 TDs on the ground last year.
Position Rank: No. 22 dual threat
How he got here: The Maryland commit, who shined at the Las Vegas regional, impressed Dilfer enough to earn a last-minute invite to the finals. He accounted for 2,400 total yards as a junior.
Position Rank: No. 19 dual threat
How he got here: The Arizona State commit was a finalist at the Dallas Elite 11 regional. He threw for 3,119 yards and 29 scores last fall. He's also a talented baseball player.
South Vigo (Terre Haute, Ind.)
Position Rank: No. 37 pocket passer
How he got here: The Purdue commit was a finalist at the Columbus Elite 11 regional and also earned a bid to the finals of the Las Vegas regional. He threw for 1,537 yards and nine scores last year.
Butler (Matthews, N.C.)
Position Rank: No. 12 pocket passer
How he got here: The recent Tennessee commit showed off his impressive arm at the Buford (Ga.) Elite 11 regional. He tossed for 3,345 yards and 48 scores as a junior last fall.
Marin Catholic (Kentfield, Calif.)
Position Rank: No. 16 pocket passer
How he got here: The Cal commit was outstanding at the Oakland Elite 11 regional, as he was named the camp's most accurate passer. He threw for 3,210 yards and 45 scores compared to just four interceptions last season.
Fork Union Military Academy (Fork Union, Va.)
Position Rank: No. 1 pocket passer
How he got here: The nation's No. 10 recruit in the ESPN 150 has committed to Penn State. He was a finalist at the Las Vegas Elite 11 regional. Hackenberg threw for 2,164 yards and 20 TDs last year.
Santa Margarita Catholic (Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.)
Position Rank: No. 14 dual threat
How he got here: Stanton was one of the top quarterbacks at the Oakland Elite 11 regional. He threw for 2,439 yards and 13 touchdowns and also added 1,528 yards and 25 TDs on the ground, helping his team win a CIF Division I state title last fall.
Heritage (Colleyville, Texas)
Position Rank: No. 8 pocket passer
How he got here: The Oklahoma commit was a late addition but an impressive thrower at the Dallas Elite 11 regional. He threw for 3,296 yards and 36 touchdowns last season.
Position Rank: No. 20 pocket passer
How he got here: The Texas Tech commit showed his impressive skill set at the Las Vegas Elite 11 regional and made headlines after Trent Dilfer compared him to a young Tom Brady. He threw for 2,199 yards and 23 touchdowns last year.
Narbonne (Harbor City, Calif.)
Position Rank: No. 5 dual threat
How he got here: The Washington commit made the finals of the Las Vegas Elite 11 regional. He threw for 3,247 yards and 34 TDs, and he also rushed for 587 yards and 11 scores last year. His team won a CIF Los Angeles City Section title.
Winter Park (Fla.)
Position Rank: No. 12 dual threat
How he got here: The South Florida commit was named QB MVP at the Orlando NFTC and impressed at the Las Vegas Elite 11 regional. He threw for 1,570 yards and 15 TDs, completing 58.5 percent of his passes last fall.
Here is a closer look at the first 12 selections.
Rider (Wichita Falls, Texas)
Position rank: No. 6 dual threat
How he got here: Barrett received an at-large invite based on his showing in Dallas. The Ohio State commit accounted for 3,119 total yards and 23 total touchdowns as a junior.
Cottonwood (Salt Lake City)
Position rank: No. 6 pocket passer
How he got here: An Alabama commit, Bateman secured an at-large invite off his performance in Dallas. He threw for 2,484 yards and 26 touchdowns as a junior.
Skyline (Sammamish, Wash.)
Position rank: No. 2 pocket passer
How he got here: The USC commit punched his ticket with an MVP showing at the Oakland regional. He threw for 4,034 yards and 45 touchdowns last fall.
Luke Del Rio
Valor Christian (Highlands Ranch, Colo.)
Position rank: No. 29 pocket passer
How he got here: Del Rio broke out with an impressive display at the Columbus regional. The son of Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio, Luke passed for 2,530 yards and 20 touchdowns last season at Episcopal (Jacksonville, Fla.). He has committed to Oklahoma State.
Lincoln (Stockton, Calif.)
Position rank: No. 22 pocket passer
How he got here: Greenlee, who doesn't have a scholarship offer, outperformed the likes of Christian Hackenberg, the No. 1 QB in the ESPN 150, to pick up MVP honors at the Las Vegas regional.
Position rank: No. 13 dual threat
How he got here: An LSU commit, Jennings shined in Atlanta en route to being named MVP. He threw for 2,187 yards and 19 touchdowns last season despite playing with torn cartilage in his knee.
Position rank: No. 18 dual-threat
How he got here: Kincade beat out the likes of Tyrone Swoopes, Shane Morris and Cooper Bateman for MVP honors in Dallas. This past fall, he threw for 3,270 yards and 37 touchdowns and ran for 857 yards and 17 scores.
De La Salle (Warren, Mich.)
Position rank: No. 4 pocket passer
How he got here: The Michigan commit delivered an MVP performance at the Columbus regional. He passed for 1,684 yards and 16 touchdowns during the fall campaign.
Wayne Hills (Wayne, N.J.)
Position rank: No. 7 pocket passer
How he got here: The brother of Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen, Kevin earned his nod with an MVP showing in New York. The Miami commit threw for 1,686 yards and 20 touchdowns this past fall.
Camden County (Kingsland, Ga.)
Position rank: No. 9 pocket passer
How he got here: The Georgia commit got his invite while at the Charlotte Nike Football Training Camp. Ramsey, who threw for 1,308 yards and 17 touchdowns as a junior, earned the invite based on his performance at the Atlanta regional.
Position rank: No. 1 dual threat
How he got here: The Texas commit got an at-large bid based on his showing at the Dallas regional. As a junior, he passed for 1,394 yards and 15 touchdowns and ran for another 2,267 yards and 27 scores.
Archbishop Alter (Kettering, Ohio)
Position rank: No. 4 dual threat
How he got here: Zaire went toe-to-toe with Shane Morris in Columbus before falling short of MVP honors. The Notre Dame commit, who passed for 729 yards and five touchdowns and ran for 1,093 yards and 15 scores last season, later earned an at-large invite.
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