Duffey Proving to be an Elite QB Prospect

Mansfield Lake Ridge quarterback Jett Duffey impressed several onlookers with his performance over the weekend at the Elite 11 semifinals in Los Angeles. Get the Texas Tech commit's reaction to his performance and analysis from several others.

"I came out the womb a quarterback."

That was Mansfield Lake Ridge quarterback Jett Duffey's opening statement before being interviewed by QB guru George Whitfield and college football analyst Yogi Roth on StudentSports.com's live Youtube feed of last weekend's Elite 11 national semifinals competition in Los Angeles.

The Texas Tech commit was one of eight quarterbacks who already earned a spot in the finals coming up in July, but still participated in the two-day competition.

"It was great, just being able to be a part of this here in California is just a blessing," Duffey told Roth at the competition. "Just all the work and all the grinding--just to be able to show it to everyone--it touches me."

Duffey earned his spot in the finals through an impressive run in the Nike regional camps which saw him when MVP honors in both New Orleans and Charlotte back in spring.

His stats from last season, 2,259 yards, 20 touchdowns passing and 1,103 yards and 19 scores rushing, combined with his 6-foot, 170-pound frame might suggest to some his future is as an athlete recruit. Well, Duffey seems intent on not only proving he is a legitimate quarterback, but an "elite" quarterback college prospect at that.

Apparently he made a lot of believers over the weekend with his throwing ability, leadership skills and competitiveness. One of those in attendance was Scout National Recruiting Analyst Greg Biggins.

"Duffey is a true dual threat quarterback, but showed in this setting he has plenty of arm talent to lead a team," Biggins said. "He was exceptional in the 7v7 portion of the camp showing accuracy, decisiveness with his throws and the ability to quickly process the defense, make a quick read and then finish the play off with an accurate throw. He's a highly competitive kid and wanted to show he belonged with the best of the best and he delivered."

Whitfield, who has worked with many of the best quarterback prospects over the last several years weighed in on Duffey's performance over the weekend.

"I saw a guy come through the drills, he was competitive, he was scrapping, he always had his foot down on the pedal, he was attentive in meetings and then, as we talked about earlier Jett, you brought everything out here for 7-on and lit this place up going 6-for-6 with what five touchdowns!? (really two)," Whitfield said.

When asked, point blank by Roth if he's tall enough to play quarterback Duffey laughed and responded, "I'm perfectly tall enough to play quarterback".

Perhaps the best quote from the weekend came from Duffey himself when asked why he wears the number 8.

"I wear the number 8 because I have eight reasons I play football; my mom, my dad, my brother, my sister, my two nephews, myself and God," Duffey said. "Those are just the people I thank and without them, you know they're the reason that when I'm throwing up because I'm working so hard, I stand up and keep going. My parents have put so much into getting me here and I just can't thank them enough. My brother and sister are always there supporting me and then I always want to be a good example for my two nephews and give them someone to say 'that's my uncle, someone I can look up to you know, Uncle Jett'.

"Myself because I love this game. I grind for myself and if I don't love it I don't want to do it. And then God, of course, because he's blessed me with this opportunity. Some people can't even run and just to waste something that I can do that's a blessing from Him would be foolish."

Duffey will compete in the Elite 11 finals and The Opening on July 5-11 in at Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Ore. Scout will have several reporters and analysts on hand to provide maximum coverage.
Here are some Twitter reactions to Jett's performance at the Elite 11 semifinals:


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#TexasTech commit, 2016 Jeff Duffey (@Jett8Duffey) stealing the show at the #Elite11 Semi's, lead 1st group. The bar has just been raised!

— QBHitList.com (@QBHitList) June 7, 2015
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#Elite11 coach and former NFL QB @JwPalms called #TexasTech QB commit @Jett8Duffey the "most coachable kid here."

— Andrew Doak (@AndrewDoak_KAMC) June 7, 2015
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I had a great experience this weekend in L.A for the @Elite11 semi-finals, every moment was a blessing. @TDESPN pic.twitter.com/xKUfZENk1Y

— TheHUNGRY (@Jett8Duffey) June 8, 2015
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The Texas Tech commit was one of eight quarterbacks who already earned a spot in the finals coming up in July, but still participated in the two-day competition.

\"It was great, just being able to be a part of this here in California is just a blessing,\" Duffey told Roth at the competition. \"Just all the work and all the grinding--just to be able to show it to everyone--it touches me.\"

Duffey earned his spot in the finals through an impressive run in the Nike regional camps which saw him when MVP honors in both New Orleans and Charlotte back in spring.

His stats from last season, 2,259 yards, 20 touchdowns passing and 1,103 yards and 19 scores rushing, combined with his 6-foot, 170-pound frame might suggest to some his future is as an athlete recruit. Well, Duffey seems intent on not only proving he is a legitimate quarterback, but an \"elite\" quarterback college prospect at that.

Apparently he made a lot of believers over the weekend with his throwing ability, leadership skills and competitiveness. One of those in attendance was Scout National Recruiting Analyst Greg Biggins.

\"Duffey is a true dual threat quarterback, but showed in this setting he has plenty of arm talent to lead a team,\" Biggins said. \"He was exceptional in the 7v7 portion of the camp showing accuracy, decisiveness with his throws and the ability to quickly process the defense, make a quick read and then finish the play off with an accurate throw. He's a highly competitive kid and wanted to show he belonged with the best of the best and he delivered.\"

Whitfield, who has worked with many of the best quarterback prospects over the last several years weighed in on Duffey's performance over the weekend.

\"I saw a guy come through the drills, he was competitive, he was scrapping, he always had his foot down on the pedal, he was attentive in meetings and then, as we talked about earlier Jett, you brought everything out here for 7-on and lit this place up going 6-for-6 with what five touchdowns!? (really two),\" Whitfield said.

When asked, point blank by Roth if he's tall enough to play quarterback Duffey laughed and responded, \"I'm perfectly tall enough to play quarterback\".

Perhaps the best quote from the weekend came from Duffey himself when asked why he wears the number 8.

\"I wear the number 8 because I have eight reasons I play football; my mom, my dad, my brother, my sister, my two nephews, myself and God,\" Duffey said. \"Those are just the people I thank and without them, you know they're the reason that when I'm throwing up because I'm working so hard, I stand up and keep going. My parents have put so much into getting me here and I just can't thank them enough. My brother and sister are always there supporting me and then I always want to be a good example for my two nephews and give them someone to say 'that's my uncle, someone I can look up to you know, Uncle Jett'.

\"Myself because I love this game. I grind for myself and if I don't love it I don't want to do it. And then God, of course, because he's blessed me with this opportunity. Some people can't even run and just to waste something that I can do that's a blessing from Him would be foolish.\"

Duffey will compete in the Elite 11 finals and The Opening on July 5-11 in at Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Ore. Scout will have several reporters and analysts on hand to provide maximum coverage. Here are some Twitter reactions to Jett's performance at the Elite 11 semifinals:

Jett Duffey just had best series of any of the QBs thus far leading the offense down the field and throwing a 25 yard dart for a TD #TxTech

— Greg Biggins (@GregBiggins) June 7, 2015

#TexasTech commit, 2016 Jeff Duffey (@Jett8Duffey) stealing the show at the #Elite11 Semi's, lead 1st group. The bar has just been raised!

— QBHitList.com (@QBHitList) June 7, 2015

#Elite11 coach and former NFL QB @JwPalms called #TexasTech QB commit @Jett8Duffey the "most coachable kid here."

— Andrew Doak (@AndrewDoak_KAMC) June 7, 2015

I had a great experience this weekend in L.A for the @Elite11 semi-finals, every moment was a blessing. @TDESPN pic.twitter.com/xKUfZENk1Y

— TheHUNGRY (@Jett8Duffey) June 8, 2015
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