Day 2 of the Elite 11 Finals is now in the books and there’s been a bit of a shake up in our top 11.
Today’s practice was an afternoon practice where all 20 quarterbacks went through a simulated practice throwing nearly every ball in the course tree and were judged on accuracy, ball agility, footwork and ball handling.
It was a three-point scoring system: three points for a perfect ball at the receiver’s chest, two points for a good ball, and one point for a ball caught.
We rated quarterbacks a little differently, although accuracy obviously plays a big part in our scoring. We continue to value based on physical instruments and forecasts.
So if one quarterback throws an accurate pass but has a long shot and the throw is a wobbler, and another quarterback throws a tight ball with a faster throw that is still in the tackle radius, we will earn the last throw higher than the throw. former.
Our top 11 for today is based on the results of two quarterback practices this week. The final workout on Thursday will be part of the 7v7 event.
247Sports National Analysts Chris Singletary, Steve Wiltfong and Blair Angulo contributed to the this report
No. 1 Dante Moore (unrecorded)
Dante Moore, Detroit (Michigan) King
No. 2 Jackson Arnold (Oklahoma fix)
Jackson ArnoldDenton (TX) Guyer – Oklahoma
Arnold remains in second place in our rankings and has had some really strong days in a row. We have said this many times today, but the ball comes out of his hands in different ways. He is a really strong child, he produces a lot of energy, and it does not require effort. Today he finished second in accuracy and his hand talent also matched well with what we appreciate. Even his missed shots didn’t miss much and would likely have been caught by college-level receivers. He certainly has a special talent and Sooner fans should be thrilled with what they have in store for Norman.
No. 3 Malachi Nelson (USC Commitment)
Malachi NelsonLos Alamitos (CA) – USC
Nelson is holding on to third place, but we feel he still hasn’t shown his best performance yet. It could have happened during a 7-on-7 fight, but even though he hasn’t had a breakthrough workout yet, he still understands why he’s such a desirable quarterback. Today he was very good in short and medium shots. He missed a couple of deep throws, but the strength of his hands is not an issue for him at all. He was excellent in timing and throws one of the most agile balls in this camp.
#4 Austin Novosad (Baylor commit)_
Austin NovosadDripping Springs (TX) – Baylor
Novosad did not make it into the top five in scoring, but he was in our top five for the second day in a row and remains in fourth place overall. At the moment it’s pretty clear Novosad is undervalued in his current position: 261st in the 247Sports Composite, 222nd in the Top247. He is a gifted thrower and very consistent. He can do all throws and does it easily. Moving forward, one of the big storylines to keep an eye on in this hiring cycle is whether or not Baylor can keep Ohio State and Texas A&M.
#5 Christopher Vizzina (Clemson commit)
Christopher VizzinaBirmingham, AL Briarwood Christian-Clemson
Tonight Vizzina made a move and entered the top five. The gap between him, Novosad and Nelson is very close and we really liked the way he threw the ball today. Again, he may not have been in the top 5 in Elite 11 scoring, but he was in our top 3. He ticked off all the things we love, including arm strength on the field, pocket mobility, releasing and shooting with anticipation. We liked his accuracy on the pitch, especially on deeper shots, and his big day on Thursday could have pushed him even further.
No. 6 Avery Johnson (Unfixed)
Avery Johnson, Corn (can.)
Today, Johnson moved up two positions and trained well. He fired up by the middle of his professional day and finished on such a high note that he was applauded by the coaches and some of the players. He finished third in Elite 11 scoring and we also included him in our top six. He toknown for his running ability and athleticism and came to the event with the tag of a double threat. While this may be true, he has shown the ability and tools to be a more than adequate passer. He has a good hand with a lot of lightning. He is one of the best idle quarterbacks in the country and has the final three states of Kansas, Oregon, and Washington, with the Wildcats making the most of the buzz right now.
No. 7 Kenny Minci (Pittsburgh Fix)
Kenny Minchi, Hendersonville (Tensylvania) Pope John Paul II – Pittsburgh
Minci won today’s pro day and moved up two more spots in our rankings to move up to seventh overall. He has one of the best mechanics in this group in terms of his drops, ball placement, release and completion. It has a very natural kick and doesn’t look rigid or robotic. The ball comes out of his hands very well and it was nice to see that he had such a strong week, you can see that his confidence is very high now.
#8 Jayden Rashada (Miami Commit)
Jayden RashadPittsburgh (CA) – Miami
Rashada fired during his professional day practice, demonstrating ease of hand movement and accuracy at all levels of the pitch. He touched the deep ball well and relied on the strength of his arms to get the ball down the field before ending the round with a couple of shots in the tight windows. However, Rashada looked comfortable with his mechanics and had some impressive finishes. As for his hand talent, he is almost the best in this year’s class. Consistency is the only thing that really keeps him from hitting the top 5 for the week, but his tools are obvious.
No. 9 Malachi Singleton (Arkansas fix)
Malachi Singleton, Kennesaw (Georgia) North Cobb – Arkansas
Singleton jumps into our top 11 at number 9 after narrowly missing out on Tuesday. He was one of our top quarterbacks today and has a unique skill set. He is known as a double threat and will likely be ranked as one of the best runners in this year’s class when you see what he can do on the field. This week, he showed that he too can throw a stone, and in a few years will give headaches to the opponent’s defense coordinators.
No. 10 Zane Flores (Oklahoma State Committee)
Zane Flores, Gretna (Nebraska) – Oklahoma
Another contestant who started off hot, Flores showed amazing rhythm at the start of his script and showed great feeling at the goal line. He was solid in his deep cuts, was near-perfect at the railing, and was accurate in his shoulder attempts. Flores has some really intriguing physical advantages and should continue to get stronger, which could make him one of the biggest steals in the class.
No. 11 Marcus Stokes (Penn State Commitment)
Marcus Stokes, Ponte Vedra Beach (FL) Lower Pennsylvania
Stokes was in our top five on Tuesday, but has slipped a few spots since the pro day. We still like him a lot and he’s the kind of guy who brings a lot of energy to the field. He plays with a good pace and pace of his game. He did a great job with his short to mid game of the night with good accuracy. The key to his growth and development will be the ability to increase his arm strength to increase his accuracy on the pitch.
Other news and notes
– Iowa Commitment Jay Jay Kohl curious child. He’s one of the best quarterbacks in this group and looks like every 6-6 he listed. He is a pocket guy who needs to keep improving his mobility to avoid pressure, but he has been one of the most accurate shots this week.
– Tulane commits Jackson Smolik has been one of the enjoyable stories of the week so far. He was late when Nikolai Yamaleva refused, and he definitely showed that he was one of the best in the country. He has a very lively hand, tight release and the ball jumps out of his hand.
– Confidence is huge for…