Elite 11 Report: Trieu on Cozart

This weekend, some of the top quarterback prospects in the Midwest and Midlands regions flocked to Columbus, Ohio to take part in an Elite 11 qualifying event. Among them was Montell Cozart, the 6-foot-3, 180-pound gunslinger from Roeland Park (KS) Bishop Miege. Phog.net caught up with Allen Trieu, Scout.com national recruiting analyst, to discuss Cozart's performance.

Though he didn't make the "top five performers" list of any of the Scout.com analysts in attendance, Montell Cozart was listed as a top performer and "Unsung Hero" of the Columbus (OH) Elite 11 event.

"He did very well," Scout.com national recruiting analyst Allen Trieu said. "He was a guy that kept showing up. Every time that he stepped up to the plate it seemed like he did well. He throws a nice ball, a very tight spiral. He's a kid with good size."

Known as a dual-threat quarterback - he recently posted a sub-4.6-second time in the 40-yard dash at a local combine - Trieu noted his athleticism was evident. However, it was his polish as a passer that helped him stand out during the competition.

"Mechanically he was sound," Trieu said. "Technically he was sound. He was hitting receivers in stride, he was hitting receivers out of their breaks. There wasn't a lot of hesitation. He looked like a guy who had been coached."

"Taking him just on the merits of how he threw the ball over the weekend, he was right there with most of the better passing quarterbacks at the event," he added.

Cozart is currently committed to the University of Kansas.


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