ASHBURN, Va.- The Elite 11 Regional Quarterback Camp made its way to Redskins Park on Saturday. More than 60 of the top signal caller prospects in the country were on hand seeking the coveted invite to the finals of the competition, which will be held on the Nike Campus in Beaverton, Ore., in late June.
Top247 quarterback prospect Jacob Park made all of the throws during Saturday's Elite 11 at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Va.
Following Saturday’s camp, there were no automatic invites, but there’s a chance some invites could be extended during Sunday’s Nike Football Training Camp, which also will be held at Redskins Park.
Prospects were put through a variety of passing drills, then several were selected to compete in a showcase drill at the conclusion of the event.
Jacob Park, Goose Creek (S.C.) Stratford- Park, a Top247 prospect for, lived up to his billing as a top 10 pro-style quarterback prospect in the 2014 class with his performance. He showed the ability to make all the necessary passes during passing route drills to the receivers.
Caleb Henderson, Burke (Va.) Lake Braddock- The recent North Carolina commitment had a strong showing, capping off his day by being the only prospect to go 5-for-5 on his attempts during the showcase at the conclusion of the camp.
Andrew Ford, Camp Hill (Pa.) Cedar Cliff- Ford was another prospect who shined during drills and thus that lead to him being included in the showcase. During that time, he completed 4-of-5 attempts (his lone incompletion being a dropped pass). One thing that stood out about Ford's effort today was how he refused to let the coaches alter the set up of timed showcase competition for a left-hander (which he is) because he wanted to make the more difficult throws.
Trace McSorley, Ashburn, Va./Briar Woods- McSorley ended the camp with the highest point total of all of the "Golden Gun" award winners. While not having the ideal size for a quarterback prospect (he’s being recruited at a variety of positions- but is one of the winningest and accomplished quarterbacks in the state of Virginia), McSorley was able to place himself among the rest of the day’s best with his showing.
Brandon Wimbush, Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter’s Prep (Class of 2015)- Wimbush, a dual-threat quarterback, found himself in the showcase at the conclusion of the camp and went home with the title of golden gun for his accuracy. Wimbush had a solid day throwing on the move as well as from the pocket.
Recruiting Quick Hitters
-Park is considering Virginia Tech, Florida State, Alabama, Georgia and most recently, Notre Dame as the Irish have begun to show interest. He plans to make his decision by the end of June in order to get the recruiting process over with prior to the start of his senior year.
-Henderson committed to UNC the week four-star signal caller William Crest (Baltimore, Md./Dunbar) was supposed to visit Chapel Hill and thus Crest committed to long-time favorite West Virginia. He expounded on his pledge to the Mountaineers saying "It feels like home," and that once his parents gave him the ok to commit, he knew that's where he wanted to be.
-Henderson is on the east roster for the 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. After being at a loss for words at first when asked for his feelings on the accolade, Henderson stated "I feel really glad, that's the most simple way I can put it, to be chosen it just shows all the hard work I have put into it."
-Glen Cuiellette (Mandeville, La.) committed to Tulane in late February and stated that th Green Wave treated him like he was family and that his desire to stay close to his parents made it an "automatic commitment". That being said, Cuiellette has been encouraged by his parents to keep somewhat of aan open mind and he has received letters from Cincinnati and Arizona but he "thinks Tulane is where I want to go".
-Ford holds offers from Temple and UMass but stated that Pittsburgh came by to see him throw last Thursday. Other schools which have shown interest in seeing Ford throw during the current spring evaluation period include Duke, Wisconsin and Notre Dame. Ford just visited Temple for the first time two weeks ago and came away "very impressed" with the Owls program.