One of the biggest and most highly respected competitions in the country, Nike’s Elite 11 is the standard for the best QBs in the land. After last weekend’s competition in Southern California, TCU commit Justin Rogers was named a finalist for this prestigious honor.
Rogers, a rising senior out of Parkway High School in Bossier City, Louisiana, made his college commitment announcement May 31st, just ahead of the Elite 11 event. Though he was late arriving, due to flight issues, Rogers made a very favorable impression at the camp, among the coaches and the fellow QBs, and as such, was named one of 12 finalists to compete in Beaverton, Oregon later this summer.
Rogers joined 23 other top flight QBs last weekend, including the nation’s #1 recruit, Clemson commit Trevor Lawrence. While none of the players were said to dominate the competition in an overwhelming way, Rogers, along with Quincy Patterson (Virginia Tech) and Jarren Williams (Kentucky), were consistent across all three days and shined in the 7 v 7 tournament, considered the most important measuring stick.
Justin Rogers: The TCU commit had a strong weekend, showing off an improved deep ball, and deft touch in the red zone.
Being named to the Elite 11 finals is a huge honor, akin to being named an Under Armour All-American (which Justin is as well), and could help vault him into 5* status - which would finally give TCU that elusive signing. Not only will this be great for Rogers’ status and skill development, but it’s a nice feather in TCU’s cap for recruiting. The best players want to play with the best, and having someone with the national stature that comes with these honors will only help expand the Frogs’ footprint and bring more great players to the class of 2018 behind their leader at QB.
The full list of finalists can be seen below. Congratulations to Justin, and keep doing work this summer!