Oakland NFTC: Breaking Down the QBs

It was a unique situation having the Oakland Elite 11 QB Camp on Friday as it gave onlookers a chance to view most of the quarterbacks twice in one weekend. Kentfield (Calif.) Marin Catholic's Jared Goff shined at both events and took home QB MVP honors Sunday.

Jared Goff had a very good weekend and should have increased his stock nationally quite a bit. He shows up well on film and looked even better in person. He's very steady and consistent and the game looks like it come easy for him. He never looked rattled in any of the drills and plays with poise and confidence.

Physically, Goff has the frame you're looking for and will have no problem seeing down the field. He moves around pretty well in the pocket, throws a nice tight ball and was very accurate all weekend, especially on the deep balls.

Sammamish (Wash.) Skyline's Max Browne has a lot to live up as the consensus top rated quarterback in the nation. There has been some talk that Browne didn't live up to expectations but he's not the kind of quarterback that is going to wow anyone at a camp setting.

For starters, Browne has a strong arm but isn't going to wow you trying to throw the ball 100 MPH. He's more content to just complete passes and was very consistent all weekend. He's so solid mechanically and if you wanted to nitpick, he can look almost robotic at times with his ball placement and delivery.

Browne also needs to continue to work hard on his body and overall athleticism but his skill set and football IQ are very high. His decision making always seems to be on point and he doesn't get enough credit for his ability to make quick reads and put the ball accurately where it needs to be.

Another player who attended both camps and looked very good was Lincoln (Calif.) Stockton's Zack Greenlee. Greenlee is flying way below the radar but has all the physical tools you're looking for in a college quarterback. He has a nice frame, very live arm, showed good accuracy and throws very well on the run.

A pair of underclassmen really shined including arguably the biggest sleeper of the weekend. Manny Wilkins out of Novato (Calif.) San Marin played football in Texas a year ago and then transferred mid-year and played receiver.

His days at receiver should definitely be over as Wilkins has a chance to be a national recruit at quarterback. He plays with a lot of confidence and swagger and wasn't intimidated going up against any of the rising senior signal callers one bit. He can really spin the football and is a pure thrower all the way.

Scottsdale (Ariz.) Desert Mountain's Kyle Allen already has a handful of early offers and it was easy to see why. Allen was probably second to only Browne in his pocket awareness and overall mechanics. He throws a very tight ball, takes great drops and showed good athleticism out of the gun. He should be one of the nation's most heavily recruited quarterbacks next fall.

Rancho Santa Margarita (Calif.) Santa Margarita's Johnny Stanton had a strong weekend not only attending both the Elite 11 and NIKE Camp but the NIKE SPARQ Combine on Saturday as well. Stanton finished with the third highest SPARQ Rating in the event at 115.56 after running a 4.79-40, 4.24 shuttle, 34" vertical and a huge 42' throw in the power ball.

Stanton threw the football well all weekend and his intangibles are off the charts. He has an unorthodox release but is still able to put a lot of heat on the ball. If he can tighten that up, which will help his accuracy as well, Stanton has a real chance to play at a high level.

A few other quarterbacks who looked very solid included Cameron Birse out of Danville (Calif.) San Ramon Valley, Herman Smith from Las Vegas (Nev.) Desert Oasis, and Garrett Anderson from Walnut Creek (Calif.) Berean Christian.

National Recruiting Analyst Brandon Huffman contributed to this report.

Greg Biggins has been covering recruiting for over 15 years, covering the West since the mid-1990's and currently serves as a national analyst for Scout.com/FOXSportsNext.
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