QBs from South and as far away as Oregon gather at UGA
ATHENS, Georgia – The third Elite 11 Regional Quarterback camp of the 2011 tour was Friday on the campus of the Georgia Bulldogs. Some of the top signal callers from states throughout the south and as far away Oregon came together under the lights to compete and show their skills. Here’s a look at the top seven performers based strictly on camp performance, not college potential.
Tyler Cameron, Jupiter (Jupiter, Fla.)
Cameron continues to emerge a one of the top signal caller for this year’s class. He’s showing why his list of offers to continues to grow. He has a little bit of everything in his bag of tools but really stood out making throws on the run. He’s not just the tuck and run player you see on film. He can beat you many ways with the ball in his hands. He showed good footwork with the ability to make a quick accurate throws. Tyler finished the weekend with an even better performance at the NFTC Sunday in Tallahassee.
Kanler Coker, North Hall (Gainesville, Ga.)
If there were an award for “sleeper who emerged”, Coker would definitely be the one. Immediately standing out amongst the group with his size alone at about 6-foot-2, 200 pounds, it took just a couple of throws to turn heads with his passing skills. Coker proved to be able to make all the throws and was one of the golden gun jersey winners heading into the second half of camp. Word on the street is that he also is very gifted on the hardwood, starting since his freshmen year.
Alex Matthews, Lake Oswego (Lake Oswego, Ore.)
Matthews traveled the farthest of anyone in attendance and made sure to make it count. He is well built and spins the ball well but still has to prove he can do it a game setting first. He will need to build on this performance if he hopes to catch a couple of programs’ attention over the summer camp circuit.
Chris Moody, Henry County (McDonough, Ga.)
Moody is a prospect who many feel would be more of a threat at a different position in college. He, on the other hand, doesn’t think so and is working hard on the fundamentals of the position, trying to become a complete passer. He struggled when asked to make drops and get the ball out on time but looked very good when he was able to utilize his quick feet and throw on the run. He surely will get a chance to prove he can be a quarterback, especially in a spread offense.
Nick Patti, Dr. Phillips (Orlando, Fla.)
Patti easily is one of the hardest workers in the country and his performances prove it each time we see him. He has bulked up tremendously, which has lead to an increase in arm strength. While he was a bit off throwing the ball, he still performed well in drills showing good footwork. He recently picked up offers from USF and Indiana, and has a visit set for Boise State this week.
Drew Podrebarac, Weddingotn (Matthews, N.C.)
Poderarac sure made the most of his every opportunity, displaying a live arm with a smooth quick delivery. Having already accomplished a lot on the playing field with a stellar junior season, the lengthy quarterback is still looking for his first offer. There is no doubt if he continues to progress and build on his outstanding performance, surely a school or two will take notice sooner than later.
Chad Voytik, Cleveland (Cleveland, Tenn.)
Voytik was the one quarterback coaches were eager to see after his impressive performance last year at the Tuscaloosa Elite 11. It was easy to see he’s bulked up, adding about 15 pounds of muscle. He was one of the more accurate passers throughout the night and won his group’s round in the accuracy challenge. There was a lot of chatter among the coaches who were extremely impressed with his performance and believe he could make an immediate impact in college.