Stafford Comments On Elite Eleven

Matthew Stafford is the crowning jewel of the Georgia recruiting class in 2006 and the Texas star spent the last few days at the Elite 11 Quarterback camp in California. When the camp ended earlier this afternoon, he left with the awards for "Best Arm," and "Overall Camp MVP" of the all-star signal caller event.

"I won best arm and camp MVP. It was awesome. I was excited. I didn't really expect it with all these great guys here but it was just a great honor," Matthew Stafford said.

What were his impressions of some of the college counselors in attendance?

"They're all really good guys. They're laid back and they knew how to teach us what we needed to know. I learned a lot from them."

Matthew became close with an Alabama product who will soon be his rival.

"I got to know Auburn commitment Neil Caudle pretty well. Since were going to be playing against each other we hung out a lot. I like him a lot. I think he's really good but he doesn't get the credit because he's so quiet."

What does the UGA pledge leave the camp feeling he does best and what does he leave feeling he needs to improve on?

"I probably just need to improve my drops. My high school does a lot of shotgun stuff and I don't get too much work with that. As for what I do best, I think I make good decisions and deliver the ball on time."

What was the best part of the entire experience for Matthew?

"We went to the beach and that was really fun. Learning from Coach Johnson was just great though. It was a definite 10. It was awesome. I would do it again if I could."

Stafford has high marks for another couple of southern quarterbacks.

"I'd say (Tim) Tebow or (Mitch) Mustain was the best besides me. They're both smart and throw the ball well."

The Texas QB says he is leaving California as an even more confident passer.

"I feel a lot more confident now. We watched so much film that I learned a lot about defenses and schemes and coverages. We worked a lot on the stuff I will see in college and that will help me out."

Many Dawg fans have wondered just how involved he will be in the recruiting process once he lands in Athens in the month of January. That shouldn't be any question now.

"Heck yeah I'm going to help. I'll do everything I can to get some guys. I would really love to play with Tim Hawthorne. I just watched his film and he needs to come to Georgia. He definitely needs to come!"

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