Commentary

Elite 11 Quarterback Tracker

Updated: September 16, 2009, 9:27 PM ET
By Michael White | ESPNRISE.com

How are the nations top quarterbacks progressing? Each week, ESPN RISE will track the performances of the 12 QBs who attended the 2009 Elite 11 quarterback event.

(Results based on games through Sept. 13)

Elite 11
Performer of the Week

Scotty Young
Denton Ryan (Denton, Texas)

    27-of-41 for 541 yards and eight TDs

    There is no quarterback in the country off to a hotter start than Texas Tech commit Young, who this past weekend tied the Texas state record for touchdown passes in a game with eight. The eight touchdowns were necessary as Denton Ryan edged McKinney (McKinney, Texas), 70-63. In only three games, Young has thrown for 1,182 yards and 20 touchdowns with only one interception.

    Other Notable Performances

    Marcus Fuller  Ashland (Ashland, Ohio)
    16-of-29 for 406 yards and 5 TDs

    Frank Rivers  Fairfield (Fairfield, Ala.)
    15-of-22 for 319 yards and 3 TDs

    Connor Welton  Norcross (Norcross, Ga.)
    19-of-23 for 231 yards and 3 TDs

    C.J. Uzomah  North Gwinnett (Suwanee, Ga.)
    16-of-23 for 263 yards and 3 TDs

    P.J. Minaya  Pac-Five (Honolulu, Hawaii)
    20-of-32 for 315 yards and 3 TDs

    James Franklin  Lake Dallas (Lake Dallas, Texas)
    22-of-37 for 313 yards and 3 TDs

    Zach Lee  McKinney (McKinney, Texas)
    20-of-37 for 360 yards and 5 TDs

    Tyler Kirkindoll  Wakeland (Frisco, Texas)
    25-of-33 for 388 yards and 2 TDs

    Rakeem Cato  Miami Springs (Miami Springs, Fla.)
    23-of-32 for 373 yards and 3 TDs

    Didn't make it to the Elite 11 camp but still think you deserve to be part of the Elite 11 Quarterback Tracker? Then send in your stats to Michael White at michael@studentsports.com. From here on out, we'll honor a non-Elite 11 QB each week as the Elite 11 Performer of the Week. So make sure to send in your stats and check ESPNRISE each week to see if you had a game worthy of Elite 11 Performer of the Week honors.

    -- Michael White
Blake Bell
Bishop Carroll (Wichita, Kan.)
College:
Oklahoma
In a tough, hard-fought battle against Northwest (Wichita, Kan.), Bell took Carroll on a 12-play scoring drive to put the Eagles up two scores in the final minutes and secure their second victory of the year. Bell completed 24-of-38 passes for 286 yards and two scores and added two rushing touchdowns.
Next Game: Sept 18. vs. South (Wichita, Kan.)
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Joe Boisture
Saline (Saline, Mich.)
College:
Michigan State
Nothing went right for the future Spartan as he was pressured all day and could never get anything going in a 36-14 loss to tough division rival Pioneer (Ann Arbor, Mich.).
Next Game: Sept. 18 vs. Bedford (Temperance, Mich.)
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Robert Bolden
St. Mary's (Orchard Lake, Mich.)
College:
Penn State
Bolden and St. Mary's had the weekend off to prepare for their key matchup against ESPN RISE FAB 50-ranked De La Salle (Warren, Mich.).
Next Game: Sept. 19 vs. ESPN RISE FAB 50 No. 28 De La Salle (Warren, Mich.)

Tyler Bray
Kingsburg (Kingsburg, Calif.)
College:
Tennessee
Bray got off to a good start in 2009 by completing 13-of-28 passes for 238 yards and two scores in a 44-13 win over Dos Palos (Dos Palos, Calif.).
Next Game: Sept. 18 at Washington Union (Fresno, Calif.)

Barry Brunetti
Memphis University School (Memphis, Tenn.)
College:
West Virginia
Despite seeing limited action in a 59-7 win against Overton (Memphis, Tenn.), Brunetti delivered his best passing performance of 2009. In two quarters, he completed 14-of-20 passes for 187 yards and three touchdowns and ran for a score.
Next Game: Sept. 18 vs. Olive Branch (Olive Branch, Miss.)
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Devin Gardner
Inkster (Inkster, Mich.)
College:
Michigan
Gardner and Inkster were off this past week and will take on Ohio powerhouse St. Edward (Lakewood, Ohio) this weekend.
Next Game: Sept. 18 at St. Edward (Lakewood, Ohio)

Jake Heaps
Skyline (Sammamish, Wash.)
College:
BYU
Heaps was deadly efficient in Skyline's 42-12 win over Ballard (Seattle, Wash.). The BYU-bound signal-caller completed 8-of-9 passes for 119 yards and two scores and ran for a touchdown. Next up is the big one as FAB 50 No. 9 Skyline hosts ESPN RISE FAB 50 No. 6 Oaks Christian (Westlake Village, Calif.) and its Washington-bound quarterback Nick Montana. It will be the first Elite 11 head-to-head matchup since current Detroit Lion Matthew Stafford and current Ole Miss quarterback Jevan Snead battled in the 2005 Texas 4A state playoffs.
Next Game: Sept. 18 vs. ESPN RISE FAB 50 No. 6 Oaks Christian (Westlake Village, Calif.) on ESPNU

Austin Hinder
Steamboat Springs (Steamboat Springs, Colo.)
College:
Cal
Hinder was his usual self in a 36-27 victory over Delta (Delta, Colo.). The key to the game was two quick scoring drives led by Hinder coming out of halftime to gain control. On the night Hinder, hit on 15-of-24 passes for 155 yards with an interception and touchdown while also rushing for 35 yards and a score.
Next Game: Sept. 18 vs. Montezuma-Cortez (Cortez, Colo.)
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Nick Montana
Oaks Christian (Westlake Village, Calif.)
College:
Washington
In an easy 51-0 victory over Muir (Pasadena, Calif.), Montana was efficient as four of his 11 completions went for scores. He was 11-of-17 overall for 164 yards with no interceptions.
Next Game: Sept. 18 at ESPN RISE FAB 50 No. 9 Skyline (Sammamish, Wash.)

Jesse Scroggins
Lakewood (Lakewood, Calif.)
College:
USC
Scroggins rebounded from a tough opening-week loss to Crenshaw (Los Angeles, Calif.). The USC commit accounted for four scores through the air on 16-of-25 passing for 249 yards and one interception in a 28-7 win over Palos Verdes Peninsula (Rolling Hills Estates, Calif.).
Next Game: Sept. 18 at Mayfair (Lakewood, Calif.)
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Phillip Sims
Oscar Smith (Chesapeake, Va.)
College:
Alabama
Sims did not need to do too much in a 42-10 victory over Indian River (Chesapeake, Va.) as the ground game was the key to victory for Oscar Smith. Sims was 9-for-18 for 183 yards and one score.
Next Game: Sept. 18 vs. King's Fork (Suffolk, Va.)
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Chandler Whitmer
Downers Grove South (Downers Grove, Ill.)
College:
Illinois
Whitmer was finally able to lead South to its first victory of the year behind 161 yards and three touchdowns through the air in a 42-25 win over Leyden (Franklin Park, Ill.).
Next Game: Sept. 18 vs. Downers Grove North (Downers Grove, Ill.)

Elite 11 Quarterback Tracker
Quarterback COMP ATT Yards TD INT Notes
Blake Bell 46 72 477 3 0 4 rush TDs
Joe Boisture 46 75 449 1 2 3 rush TDs
Robert Bolden 16 36 245 1 1 1 rush TD
Tyler Bray 13 21 238 2 0
Barry Brunetti 38 82 640 3 0 4 rush TDs
Devin Gardner 29 45 486 4 1 3 rush TDs
Jake Heaps 26 42 271 4 0
Austin Hinder 33 53 481 6 2 2 rush TDs
Nick Montana 23 45 316 4 1
Jesse Scroggins 33 52 249 7 1
Phillip Sims 22 38 449 2 0
Chandler Whitmer 41 63 511 5 6 1 rush TD