ARLINGTON, Texas -- It was one of the best Elite 11 fields the Dallas regional event has seen in recent years.
Class of 2014 quarterback Kyle Allen showed a compact release and impressive velocity on Saturday
With Cowboys Stadium as the backdrop, Saturday's event featured multiple quarterbacks committed to some of the top college football programs in the country and holding multiple BCS conference offers.
At the end of the day, only one was good enough for the 247Sports staff to select them as the MVP of the event.
247Sports Elite 11 MVP: Cooper Bateman, Salt Lake City (Utah) Cottonwood
From start to finish, Bateman showed the skill set of a top pro-style quarterback in the class. He delivers the ball without wasted motion, can change ball speeds in drills and showed the ability to throw the ball with as much velocity as needed. Overall, we felt Bateman was the best quarterback in a talent field of prospects. Utah, BYU, Alabama, Auburn, Florida and LSU are among the favorites to land Bateman.
Kyle Allen, Desert Mountain (Ariz.), class of 2014
Of all the signal callers on hand, Allen showed the most compact release throughout the day. He delivered the ball with impressive velocity on seam routes and along the sidelines. Expect the 6-foot-1 junior to be nationally recruited in the 2014 class, and become a hot prospect among college coaches in the region during the spring evaluation period.
Danny Etling, Terre Haute (Ind.) South
During drill work Etling threw outside of the numbers with a tremendous amount of velocity. His footwork and quick release in the short passing game were both impressive. Colorado and Purdue are among the schools to have offered.
JT Barrett, Wichita Falls (Texas) Rider
In the drill setting Barrett was consistent and drew constant praise from instructor and former NFL quarterback Browning Nagle. Barrett was precise in the short game and showed the ability to stretch the field on the limited deep ball chances he had. He will visit Ohio State March 26-27 with his father, and the Buckeyes are joined Baylor, Arizona and Kansas State at the top of his list.
Kenny Hill, Southlake (Texas) Carroll
The Elite 11 format is tailor-made for a quarterback like Hill, who comes from a program where's coached at a high level and is mechanically sound. The son of former Major League pitcher Ken Hill did a terrific job of getting the ball out of his hand quickly, and showed an understanding of the points the instructors were looking to get across to all of the quarterbacks.
Kincade ran the two minute drill to near perfection
DeVante Kincade, Dallas (Texas) Skyline
The overall MVP of the camp as awarded by the instructors competed with a lot of moxie and commanded a presence around the field on a consistent basis. Kincade stepped up his performance as the day went on, hitting on several deep balls down the sideline with precision late. Illinois, Kansas State and Colorado are among his current list of offers.
Chris Laviano, Hicksville (N.Y.) Holy Trinity
Throughout the day Laviano's mechanics were extremely consistent. From his footwork to his release point, everything about Laviano's performance was solid from start to finish. He threw the ball fluidly and with solid velocity. Even in this setting, the game and drill setting moves slow and without any rushed movement. Laviano currently has an offer from Rutgers.
Shane Morris, De La Salle (Mich.) Collgate
The long-time Michigan commit looked the part of an elite quarterback even through fighting through some inconsistencies in terms of accuracy. He had arguably the best pair of feet at the event in drill work. As always, Morris impressed with his velocity, which was among the very best at the event. While he didn't perform as well as he has at times in the past, we still feel like Morris is one of the top prospects in the 2013 class. From a physical tools standpoint, Morris was the best quarterback in the event.
Foster Sawyer, Aledo (Texas), class of 2014
After playing at Arlington Grace Prep as a sophomore, he'll start at three-time reigning state champion Aledo as a junior. The 6-foot-5, 195-pounder stands tall in the pocket, and his ability to throw the deep ball with precision drew praise from every instructor on hand. As far recruiting goes, his family has very strong ties to TCU.
Kohl Stewart, Houston (Texas) St. Pius X
As Stewart has shown in the past, the ball is hot coming out of his hand. The best ball Stewart consistently threw was in the intermediate game, which is regarded as a throws elite quarterbacks have to make. The question that remains with Stewart is will he play college football or will he take his 95 MPH fastball to pro baseball? There's also a question of whether or not Stewart will remain committed to Texas A&M.
Tyrone Swoopes, Whitewright (Texas)
The Texas commit was up and down throughout the day, but in the two-minute drill at the end of the day he was arguably the top performer in the drill. He drew heavy praise from lead instructor Trent Dilfer for his showing which included three of his best throws on the day. In drill work, his footwork caused for inconsistency with his accuracy. In this setting, Swoopes needed ample time to settle in before he looked comfortable going from thinking to reacting.
Cody Thomas, Colleyville (Texas) Heritage
Thomas, regarded as one of the top outfield prospects inTexas when it comes to the Major League draft, played a baseball game at 10 a.m. before arriving at Cowboys Stadium to throw. His release wasn't quite as compact as it's been, likely because of baseball, but his pocket presence and ability to hit his spots in the intermediate were still presence. The fact is he remains one of top pro-style quarterback prospects in the country. Thomas is seriously considering Oklahoma State, Florida, Arkansas, Notre Dame, and USC among many others.
Jerrod Heard, Denton (Texas) Guyer (2014)
Heard ran in a track meet Friday night, but threw with consistent mechanics when on the move. He'll attend the Texas spring game on April 1.
Austin Allen, Fayetteville (Ark.) High
He showed the feet, timing and accuracy in a tough setting that showed why SEC programs like Arkansas and Ole Miss have offered.
Collin Bowen, Canyon (Texas) Randall
Bowen missed the latter half of his junior season with a broken collarbone, but showed a quick release and good velocity in the short game. The 6-foot-3, 195-pounder is likely to emerge as one of the top dual-threat prospects in the Southwest Region as a senior.
Nate German, Houston (Texas) Cypress Woods
One of the sleeper quarterbacks at the event that is just starting to receive attention from regional schools, drew praise from instructors on multiple occasions.
Aaron Sharp, Humble (Texas) Summer Creek
The 6-foot-2 lefty was able to drive the ball down the field and figures to be one of the top quarterback recruits in Texas at this time next year. Texas and Texas A&M are among the growing list of programs to show interest early on.
B.J. Nagle, Memphis (Tenn.) Briarcrest Christian
The son of Browning Nagle showed a compact release and zip on the ball throughout the two-hour event. Many of his best throws were in the intermediate game in the seams.
Damion Hobbs, Cedar Hill (Texas)
One of the more physically imposing quarterbacks at the event, Hobbs has picked up recent offers from Iowa State and Oregon State. If not quarterback, he projects to a number of positions at the next level.
Jeff Howe contributed to this report.