The final day of the Elite 11 is today, from 3-10 PM Eastern time. As always, post any updates you find along with normal discussion.
I'm also going to put some reviews in the OP that I haven't seen posted so far.
Davis Webb- Webb’s appearance off the field is deceiving, but once he’s in live action the Texas Tech commit shows a willingness and confidence to take chances and make high level plays.
Shane Morris- Morris’ arm strength was a well known commodity coming into this event, but that doesn’t diminish the fact that he has the best arm in attendance. At times the velocity on his ball rivals that of some of the college counselors.
JT Barrett- Quickness in drops, decision-making, and getting rid of the ball is the primary difference between the high school participants and college counselors. Barrett has shown he’s among the fastest in those areas through three days of action.
Honorable Mention: Shane Morris
And then from this thread on 247, per JC Shurburtt;
"We think the top five "performers" at this particular event (based on what we've seen) are in no order...
"Prospect-wise, we think...
1- Max Browne
2- Shane Morris
3- Christian Hackenberg
4- JT Barrett
5- Kevin Olsen"
Good luck on and off the field...
with recruiting being one of the few active CFB topics this time of year, thought everyone would enjoy reading this article from Texas Monthly exploring the seamier side of the process, especially the role of street agents and 7-on-7's.
Excerpts and then the link:
It wasn’t until three or four years ago ... that high school football was going the way of high school basketball. Basketball has long been overshadowed by the AAU, a league in which a high schooler often plays for different coaches and with different teammates. AAU coaches become so influential, it’s argued, that they manage the recruitment of players as their de facto agents.
The rise of 7-on-7’s has given Texas football its own shadow league, conducted outside the purview of high school and college coaches. “That’s when the kids are vulnerable. Especially the kids who don’t have very much money, maybe have parents who don’t understand what’s going on at home as much. They’re more vulnerable to someone who would try to come in and help them.” Mack Brown doesn’t just fear a shakedown. He fears a crack-up of the relationship between a player and his high school coach.
The real source of evil—the thing college football fans should fear—is the NCAA’s system of amateurism. It’s college football that puts a seventeen-year-old at an impossible disadvantage....In college recruiting, amateurism is a pair of handcuffs reserved for the person who needs help the most. The scary part isn’t that a seventeen-year-old football player would get himself an agent. The scary part is that, these days, he probably needs one.
The Elite 11 Coaches released their initial rankings through 3 days of competition this evening, and it's kind of surprising considering the reports that were coming from the recruiting websites.
From Brian Stumpf twitter:
1. Johnny Stanton #Cornhuskers
2. Zack Greenlee #uncommitted
3. Malik Zaire #Irish
4. Jared Goff #Cal
5. DeVante Kincade #OleMiss
6. Davis Webb #TexasTech
8. Luke Del Rio #OkState
9. Christian Hackenberg #PennState
10. Riley Ferguson #Vols
11. Shane Cockerille. #Maryland
No Shane Morris, Brice Ramsey, Cooper Bateman, Kevin Olsen, Danny Etling, or JT Barrett. Competition continues this evening.