Elite11 Quarterback Preview
Jake Heaps – #1 QB - 6-2/190 – Issaquah (Wash.) Skyline
Scouting Report: Heaps is a classic gamer, with the pads, helmets and lights on, you get to see Heaps shine. And he's done very well in the camp circuit this spring. When it comes to the chalkboard time, few will be able to match Heaps, who's a smart quarterback, and when it comes to accuracy, he'll be hard-pressed to have a peer. - Brandon Huffman
Committed to BYU.
Blake Bell – #2 QB - 6-6/215 – Wichita (Kan.) Bishop Carroll
Scouting Report: Bell of Bishop Carroll Catholic High School is rare talent with tremendous upside. Having played the position for only a year, Bell brings to the table a lightening quick release, excellent vision, pocket awareness, and intangibles that far exceed his experience. Bell is also an athletic QB and though he can beat you with his feet, he'd rather beat you with his arm. - Baron Flenory
Committed to Oklahoma.
Phillip Sims – #4 QB - 6-2/215 – Chesapeake (Va.) Oscar Smith
Scouting Report: A strong-armed, super productive pocket passer who should finish his storied prep career as the all-time leading passer in Virginia state history. Sims has been a standout since his freshman year at Oscar Smith, when he threw for 1,700 yards and 16 TDs and enters his senior season this fall with 7,597 career passing yards. He is the seventh Virginia QB to make the Elite 11 in its 11 years.
Committed to Alabama
Devin Gardner – #6 QB - 6-4/201 – Inkster (Mich.)
Scouting Report: He's been working hard on his mechanics and accuracy this summer in order to dispel any doubts remaining that he is a quarterback first, athlete second and not the other way around. This is the perfect stage for us to find out if he has done that or not. He will no doubt be one of the best athletes there, now we will get to see if he is one of the best passers. - Allen Trieu
Committed to Michigan
Jesse Scroggins – #7 QB - 6-2/191 – Lakewood (Cal.)
Scouting Report: Scroggins first caught our attention last fall when he led Lakewood to a near upset of Long Beach Poly in the CIF Semifinals but its been the camp tours this spring where he's catapulted up the charts. Scroggins was the MVP of the Scout/Badger 7on7 Tournament in Las Vegas, flashing his strong arm, and he may have the best arm of any of the participants. - Brandon Huffman
Robert Bolden – #8 QB - 6-4/205 – Orchard Lake (Mich.) St. Mary
Scouting Report: I have always liked his demeanor as well as his mechanics. He is a kid who gets labeled as a dual threat, but to me is at his best when in the pocket. He's smooth and fluid in his release. What I would want to see at an event like this is how he matches up with the rest of the field in terms of arm strength. - Allen Trieu
Committed to Penn State
Nick Montana – #13 QB - 6-1/185 – Westlake Village (Cal.) Oaks Chrisitan
Scouting Report: Montana is another guy like Heaps, in that he's at his best on Friday nights, but he's been steady throughout the spring and summer. For Montana, his strength is his downfield passing, he's got a deceptively strong arm and nice touch on his deep throws. - Brandon Huffman
Committed to Washington
Joe Boisture – #14 QB - 6-6/200 – Saline (Mich.)
Scouting Report: He has great tools. He is tall and has a good arm. He is behind some of the other guys in terms of the finer points of the position, so this will be good for him to get some of the work in terms of reads and recognizing coverages. When it comes to purely passing the ball though, his passes should speak for themselves. - Allen Trieu
Committed to Michigan State
Austin Hinder – #16 QB - 6-5/180 – Steamboat Springs (Col.)
Scouting Report: Hinder is a big, mechanically sound QB. He is still slender but at 6-5, has the frame to easily bulk up. Hinder has great footwork and pocket presence. He is by no means a scrambler but is savvy enough to flee the pocket when needed. Has a strong arm and make all of the throws. Has a very quick release and is accurate. The nock on Hinder is he comes from a very small conference and has not completely dominated at that level. - Jason Jewell
Committed to Cal
Barry Brunetti – #24 QB - 6-0/200 – Memphis (Tenn.) University
Scouting Report: It does not surprise me to see Brunetti in the Elite 11 competition. He is a true competitor that always seems to step his game up when the most people are watching. He is a leader, he is a winner, and he should do well in this competition. He will take with him to California a big league arm, nice touch on the deep ball, and consistent accuracy. Not sure how much his good mobility will play into this, but when making throws on the run outside of the pocket, he should be one of the best. In the big picture his height is one the biggest setbacks for him, but that should not come into play in the Elite 11 camp, so expect a strong showing. - Chad Simmons
Committed to West Virginia
Chandler Whitmer – #25 QB - 6-1/183 – Downers Grove (Ill.) South
Scouting Report: His intangibles are outstanding and I expect him to be one of the better classroom guys there. He always does well in camps because he is mechanically sound and throws an accurate ball. I also would like to see where he ranks arm strength wise in this group. - Allen Trieu
Committed to Illinois
Tyler Bray – #47 QB - 6-7/190 – Kingsbury (Cal.)
Scouting Report: Bray has really upped his stock because of the camps he attended this spring and summer, and I would imagine that it will be much the same for Bray at the Elite 11. He comes from a smaller area than Montana and Scroggins, so the camp setting is the best place for him to be on a even playing field with the other quarterbacks. - Brandon Huffman
Committed to San Diego State.
**Note: Paul Jones was also selected to participate but cannot due to an injury.