Plenty Of Competition At DFW Elite 11 Camp

Sunday morning inside AT&T Stadium some 60-plus high school quarterbacks from 12 states will be looking to show that they have what is required to go to Nike headquarters in Oregon as part of The Opening and in conjunction with that the finals of the Elite 11 national competition, which has become the gold standard of quarterback prospects in the country.

Now it is not absolute, because last season Oklahoma State and observers learned that while many attractive prospects compete in Elite 11 there are some that chose not to go, like Rock Hill (Northwestern), S.C. standout, state champion, and Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas MVP Mason Rudolph.

There are eight quarterbacks signed up for the competition in Arlington that we know Oklahoma State is actively recruiting. John Kolar, who has committed to the Cowboys, will be showing off his talents, along with five other quarterbacks from Oklahoma.

The nearly 6-4, 190-pound Kolar led Norman North into the playoffs last season after taking over for the injured David Cornwell, who is currently on scholarship at Alabama. Kolar threw for 1,675 yards and completed 65 percent of his passes with 15 touchdowns an just two interceptions. Kolar committed to the Cowboys on March 5.

The other quarterbacks that Oklahoma State is actively or has actively recruited that will be at Elite 11 are Kansas State commitment Alex Delton (6-1, 186) from Hays, Kan., and Steven Montez of El Paso (Del Valle), Texas. Montez is 6-5, 190 pounds and last season he completed 152 of 228 passes for 1,776 yards with 27 touchdown passes and just three interceptions.

The other quarterbacks attending that Oklahoma State has shown recruiting interest in are all from Texas, including Ryan Agnew (6-2, 180) of Southlake Carroll with over 4,300 yards of total offense and 49 combined touchdowns; Quinten Dormady (6-3, 180) of Boerne, who threw for over 3,000 yards and 27 touchdowns as a sophomore before a baseball injury (torn labrum) cost him last season; Manny Harris (6-2, 210) of Copperas Cove with 3,775 passing yards and 38 touchdowns; Justin McMillan (6-2, 180) from Cedar Hill threw for 2,367 yards and 29 touchdowns as a junior; Nathan Elliott (6-0, 195) from Celina, who is committed to North Carolina, and Ben Hicks (6-2, 190) from Waco Midway, who has committed to Houston.

Out of Oklahoma and heading to Arlington for Elite 11, besides Kolar, are Jenks junior-to-be quarterback Cooper Nunley (5-10, 165), who threw for 2,074 yards and 26 touchdowns on the way to the state championship last season.

Also coming out of Oklahoma are the following quarterbacks: Jenks's other quarterback Scotty Gilkey (6-2, 180); William Collins (6-2, 193) of Lawton MacArthur, who passed for 2,700 yards and 29 touchdowns last season; Tre'Von Cherry (6-0, 178) of Tulsa East Central, a runner with 2,441 passing yards and 23 touchdowns, and Keaton Torre of Edmond Santa Fe, who came on and threw for 1,297 yards and nine touchdowns in relief of injured Justice Hansen last season.

We'll have a report for you on Elite 11 and interviews with many of the quarterbacks, including John Kolar.


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