PALO ALTO, Calif.- Three of the nation’s top six pro-style quarterback prospects highlighted the competition at the Elite 11 Regional Workout on Friday evening on the campus of Stanford University.
Cal commit Zach Kline was the top performer at the Elite 11 Regional Workout on Friday at Stanford University.
Here’s a look at the best of the event.
1. Zach Kline, Danville (Calif.) San Ramon Valley
There was a buzz about Kline prior to the camp among the observers and he did not disappoint. The 6-foot-2, 190-pounder has a cannon for an arm and was accurate in most of the passing drills during the event. Kline also has good footwork and is overall consistent. Kline, the nation’s fourth-ranked pro-style quarterback prospect, is committed to California and has a bright future ahead of him if he continues to develop.
2. Connor Brewer, Paradise Valley (Ariz.) Chaparral
Brewer shined toward the end of the event when the quarterbacks focused on various downfield passing routes. He’s not a prospect that is going to wow you with physical attributes or arm strength, but he’s got enough to get it there well and is extremely accurate. The Texas commit was perhaps the most polished prospect there in terms of mechanics, ability and accuracy. Brewer is the nation’s third-ranked pro-style quarterback prospect.
3. Bart Houston, Concord (Calif.) De La Salle
The first things that stand out about Houston are his size and arm strength. What surprised on Friday was his accuracy. He’s got good feet and mechanics and still has some upside- which he showed during the various drills and late in the event when the quarterbacks worked on the different routes (he can make all of the throws). The Wisconsin commitment has the chance to be a special player in time in college. Houston is the nation’s sixth-ranked pro-style quarterback prospect.
4. Travis Wilson, San Clemente (Calif.)
Wilson, a Utah commit, will remind many of current Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray, who also came out of Southern California. He’s tall, has a quick release and big arm strength. Wilson wasn’t as consistent late in the event when he had to throw all of the routes as he was early during drills, but given his arm and size, you have to love the possibilities in terms of ceiling down the road.
5. Jake Rodrigues, Rocklin (Calif.) Whitney
Colorado, Washington, UCLA, Utah and others have shown serious interest in Rodrigues, who had one of the best days Friday. He’s got a good arm, is accurate and showed good footwork in all drills. Expect his stock to continue to rise this summer as he camps at colleges.
6. Max Browne, Sammamish (Wash.) Skyline (Class of 2013)
Browne was the top underclassman at the event and is definitely a prospect to keep an eye on for the future. He had a huge sophomore season, where he threw for more than 4,000 yards, and showed a good arm, good footwork, size and polish on Friday. He performed well in the drills and it’s evident why he may be one of the top signal callers in the country for the next recruiting cycle. Browne has an early offer from Washington
7. Tanner Mangum, Eagle (Idaho)
Mangum showed nice touch on his passes, has good footwork and is accurate for the most part. He showed good consistency during the early drills and made his throws late. He’s a good fit at BYU, where he is committed.