2014 Elite 11 Finals Roster

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The nation’s top QB event, the Elite 11 Finals, will go down July 5th through the 10th at Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon

Here’s the alphabetical list of the 18 top quarterbacks from across the country chosen to participate in this year’s Elite 11 Finals and The Opening.

The Opening Official Roster

The Opening Team-by-Team Rosters

Quarterbacks are listed in alphabetical order.

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QB Blake Barnett (@BlakeBarnett_8), 6-4, 190
Corona (California) Santiago

Alabama verbal took home the first invite to the 2014 edition of The Opening at the Elite 11 Regional in Los Angeles in January. Barnett had a huge junior year throwing for 2,332 yards and 28 TD's with another 695 yards and 13 TD's on the ground.
JUNIOR HIGHLIGHTS
INVITE VIDEO
QB Ross Bowers (@R_Bowers12 ), 6-2, 180
Bothell (Washington)

The nation's No. 38 pro-style QB (according to 247 Sports) shined at the Oakland Elite 11, opening the eyes of the Elite 11 staff and coaches across the country. An MVP performance at the Oregon NFTC sealed his invite to the Elite 11 Finals and The Opening. Bowers has offers from Colorado State, Colorado and Wake Forest.
JUNIOR HIGHLIGHTS
QB Ryan Brand (@RBrand16 ), 5-10, 190
U-D Jesuit (Michigan)

Brand came from completely off-the-radar to land the 17th spot in the Elite 11 Finals after MVP-like performances at the Chicago, D.C. and Columbus Elite 11 Regionals. On the shorter side, Brand made up for it by dominating the competition and is coming off an 1,871 yards passing and 832 yards rushing season as a junior. Brand is currently sitting on offers from Air Force and Indiana State.
JUNIOR HIGHLIGHTS
QB Sam Darnold, 6-4, 209
San Clemente (California)

Noone's stock rose faster this spring than Darnold. A relative unknown in January due to an ankle injury as a junior, it seems as though Darnold is picking up a new offer every day. Darnold capped a big week that saw him earn offers from Tennessee, Duke and San Diego State by earning an Elite 11 Finals invite at the Oakland Regional and has since picked up an offer from Oregon.
JUNIOR HIGHLIGHTS
QB Deondre Francois (@Deondre_3), 6-3, 211
IMG Academy (Florida)

Francois locked down his Elite 11 and The Opening invite after two solid performances at the Orlando Elite 11 and Nike Camp. He passed for 1,373 yards with 18 TDs as a junior and with a strong arm and good field vision has offers from schools such as Louisville, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Miami, Nebraska, Ohio State, South Florida, Tennessee and Wake Forest.
JUNIOR HIGHLIGHTS
INVITE VIDEO
QB Ben Hicks (@8Hicks), 6-2, 192
Midway (Texas)

Strong Columbus and Dallas Elite 11 Regionals propelled Hicks into the Elite 11 Finals and The Opening. The Houston commit is coming off a huge junior season where he threw for 3,741 yard and 36 TD's with just 6 INT's.
JUNIOR HIGHLIGHTS
QB De'Andre Johnson (@DredaDon14), 6-1, 190
First Coast (Florida)

Johnson brought home his Elite 11 and The Opening invite in Orlando. Johnson threw for over 3,000 yards as a junior with 31 TDs and only seven picks while also rushing for 300 yards and nine scores. A Class 8A All-State pick, he had over a dozen D-I offers before he verballed to Florida State.
JUNIOR HIGHLIGHTS
INVITE VIDEO
QB Sheriron Jones, 6-3, 184
Rancho Verde (California)

The nation's No. 7 dual-threat QB (No. 187 overall) shined at the loaded Bay Area Elite 11 Regional, showing off his development as a passer over the spring. A gifted athlete, Jones was an All-State and All-CIF choice as a junior and has committed to the University of Florida.
JUNIOR HIGHLIGHTS
QB Brian Lewerke (@brianlewerke14 ), 6-2, 184
Pinnacle (Arizona)

The Michigan State commit has impressed at events over the past two years and finally landed his invite to the Finals after a strong showing at the Oakland Elite 11 Regional. A 2013 Honorable Mention All-State selection, Lewerke threw for 2,780 yards and 33 TD's with just 9 INT's. Lewerke is ranked as the No. 16 pro-style QB in the class of 2015.
JUNIOR HIGHLIGHTS
QB Drew Lock (@drewlock23), 6-4, 201
Lee's Summit (Missouri)

Lock took home MVP honors at the Chicago Elite 11 and NFTC to bring home an Opening invite. He passed for 3,060 yards with 35 TDs and only seven interceptions as a junior to earn Class 6 All-State honors. He’s committed to Missouri and also had offers from Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio State, Ole Miss, Tennessee and West Virginia. Lock is rated as the No. 5 Pro-Style quarterback by 247 Sports and the No. 175 prospect overall.
JUNIOR HIGHLIGHTS
QB Alex Malzone (‪@AlexMalzone ), 6-2, 200
Brother Rice (Michigan)

Despite spending the majority of his spring on the baseball diamond, the Michigan commit made the pressure chamber at both the Atlanta and Columbus Elite 11 Regionals to secure a spot in the Elite 11 Finals. Malzone led Brother Rice to a State Title, throwing for 2,782 yard and 25 TD's with a 67% completion percentage.
JUNIOR HIGHLIGHTS
QB Kyler Murray (@TheKylerMurray), 5-11, 173
Allen (Texas)

Murray turned in one of the top QB performance of 2014 at the Dallas NFTC, after completing 207 passes in 325 attempts for 3,669 yards with 46 TDs and only nine interceptions as a junior to earn MaxPreps Jr. All-American honors, AP Class 5A 2nd Team All-State and 10-5A District MVP. He’s also a dual threat as he ran for 1,274 yards on 151 attempts and is rated by 247Sports as the No. 1 Dual-Threat QB in the nation and No. 21 overall prospect. Kyler has committed to Texas A&M, where his dad also played his college ball.
JUNIOR HIGHLIGHTS
QB Josh Rosen (@josh3rosen), 6-4, 205
St. John Bosco (California)

The coveted Rosen lived up to the billing at the LA NFTC, taking home QB MVP honors in the uber-talented group, and in the process earning an invite to the 2014 Elite 11 Finals at The Opening 2014. Rosen threw for 3,000 yards and 27 TD’s to lead the Braves to the #3 spot in the FAB50 National Rankings and is committed to UCLA. Rosen is 247 Sports Compsite Ranking's No. 1 Pro-Style QB and No. 5 overall recruit.
JUNIOR HIGHLIGHTS
QB Jarrett Stidham (@Jarrett_Stidham), 6-2.5, 180
Stephenville (Texas)

A wide receiver as a sophomore, Stidham emerged onto the national scene as a junior, throwing for 2,687 yards and 30 TD's, with just 5 INT's in his debut season at QB. Stidham's legs (4.66 40 at the 2013 Dallas Nike Combine) paved the way for 975 more yards and 16 TD's on the ground. Stidham punched his ticket to the Elite 11 Finals at The Opening with a huge day at the Dallas Elite 11 Regional. The Texas Tech commit is considered the nation's No. 2 dual-threat QB, and No. 38 overall prospect in the 247 Sports Composite Rankings.
JUNIOR HIGHLIGHTS
QB Ricky Town (@RickyTownQB ), 6-3, 205
St. Bonaventure (California)

The nation's No. 2 QB locked up the final spot in the Elite 11 Finals after a gutsy performance at less than 100% at the Oregon NFTC. A USC commit, Town threw for 2,300 yards and 25 TD's in just 9 games as a junior to earn 3rd team Junior All-State honors.
JUNIOR HIGHLIGHTS
QB Travis Waller (@traviswaller11 ), 6-3, 188
Servite (California)

The fast-rising signal caller has blown up in the past few months and earned one of the four Elite 11 Finals invites at the loaded Oakland Elite 11 Regional. A dual-threat, Waller threw for 1,421 yards and 12 TD's as a junior, while adding another 1,233 yards and 13 TD's on the ground. Considered 247 Sports' No. 4 DT QB, Waller is down to finalist Notre Dame, Northwestern, Oregon and Ohio State.
JUNIOR HIGHLIGHTS
QB Brady-White (@BradyWhite223 ), 6-2, 186
Hart (California)

White first emerged as an underclassmen, when he went throw for throw with A&M signee Kyle Allen at the 2013 Chicago Elite 11 Regional. After a big fall that saw him throw for 4,307 yards and 41 TD's, White earned 2nd Team Maxpreps All-American honors and continued his dominance this spring. The nation's No. 3 pro-style QB, White committed to Arizona State over offers from around the country.
JUNIOR HIGHLIGHTS
QB Brandon Wimbush (@BrandonW_7 ), 6-2, 215
St. Peter's Prep (New Jersey)

After a strong performance at the DC Elite 11 Regional, Wimbush came out firing at the NJ NFTC. With unmatched arm strength, Wimbush ran a stellar 4.71 40 and along with QB MVP honors, took home a ticket to the Elite 11 Finals at The Opening. The Penn State commit is considered the No. 5 dual-threat QB and No. 113 overall prospect in the 247 Sports Composite Rankings.
JUNIOR HIGHLIGHTS
Updated: June 23, 2014