EA SPORTS Elite 11 Quarterback Tracker Top 100
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Posted Jul 22, 2003

On the eve of the 2003 EA SPORTS Elite 11 Quarterback Camp, here is the eighth edition of the EA SPORTS Elite 11 Quarterback Tracker Top 100. The 2003 EA SPORTS Elite 11 Quarterback Camp, where the nation's top 11 senior high school quarterbacks plus a 12th man will camp and compete, takes place July 23-27 in Southern California, and studentsports.com is the only place to find exclusive daily coverage. Click here to see all the participants at the nation's most prestigous quarterback camp!

Rhett Bomar 6-3, 195
Grand Prairie (Texas)

Attended the EA SPORTS Elite 11 workout in College Station (Texas) and despite playing three baseball games the previous day, had a very strong showing. Bomar is the ultimate gamer who can hurt you with his arm or his legs. He was a Student Sports Junior All-American a year ago after completing 163 of 265 passes for 2,860 yards and 25 touchdowns. He also rushed for 717 yards and nine more scores.

At the workout, Bomar showed off a strong arm and great feet. The signal caller looked as quick as any quarterback we’ve seen this year and got stronger as the camp went along. We also love the way Bomar carries himself. He’s confident without being overly cocky and has tremendous natural leadership skills. He’s the kind of quarterback others will want to follow and he should have no problem getting the respect of his teammates in the huddle because of how hard he competes.

John David Booty 6-3, 195
Evangel Christian (Shreveport, La.)
Had multiple scholarship offers before he even played a down of high school football. An incredible talent who is as gifted physically and cerebrally as any signal caller we’ve covered. Booty has the great arm that is always the first thing to catch your eye and can make all the throws but he brings much more to the table. He’s athletic, knows how to buy time in the pocket while keeping his eyes looking downfield and is very, very smart.

As most know, Booty will bypass his senior year of high school and enroll this fall at USC. Although many feel it’s too much to ask for a high school player to step in and play, we feel Booty has a shot. The reason is because of his advanced knowledge of the game and how quickly we feel he’ll be able to pick up a college offense. The speed of the defenses will be a dramatic switch as well but again, Booty is so quick, we feel he’ll be able to adapt to it in time to make an immediate impact, possibly by the middle of the season.

Alonzo "A.J." Bryant 6-1, 185
Peach County (Fort Valley, Ga.)

Attended the EA SPORTS Elite 11 workout in Las Vegas (Nev.) and was very impressive, displaying a stronger than advertised arm and the quickest release of all the campers. He was a standout last fall on the gridiron, throwing for 1,605 yards and 11 scores and made several big plays running the ball as well with his sub-4.4 speed.

Bryant committed to the Georgia Bulldogs the day before Signing Day (February 6th), and although many have pegged him as an athlete because of his tremendous speed and explosiveness, A.J. is a quarterback first and will certainly play there at UGA. His strong arm, quick release and athleticism are well-known, but Bryant also plays with poise, has excellent natural instincts at the position, and is a leader both on and off the field.

Kirby Freeman 6-2, 190
Brownwood (Texas)

Was easily one of the biggest surprises of the spring. We knew Freeman was good, but no one knew just how good. Of all the quarterbacks we worked out during the first nine Nike Camps as well as two EA SPORTS Elite 11 workouts, Freeman was the most impressive we saw and had the best workout performance. His arm strength is off the charts and rivals Pennsylvania’s Anthony Morelli as the strongest in the class. He throws a nice, tight ball every time and was as accurate as any quarterback we’ve seen.

What separates Freeman, along with his huge arm, is his athletic ability. He clocked a 4.62 in the 40 and a 3.94 in the shuttle and jumped 31 inches in the vertical at the College Station (Texas) Nike Camp. On the field playing in a predominately run oriented offense, Freeman threw for 1,315-yards and nine touchdowns while rushing for 1,121 yards and 16 more scores.

Brian Hildebrand 6-2, 185
Corona (Calif.)

Hildebrand is probably the least known among this year's EA SPORTS Elite signal callers but make no mistake about it, he can play. Hildebrand was the top quarterback of both the SoCal and NorCal Nike Camps and also out-threw everyone at the EA SPORTS Elite 11 workout in Stanford. No one has worked harder on his game in the last year and the improvements he made were dramatic to see at both Nike Camps.

As a junior, Hildebrand threw for 1,913 yards and 22 touchdowns to earn All-League honors for the second straight year. The four year starter has plus arm strength, a quick release and has improved his feet and overall athleticism by leaps and bounds. He has run a 4.66 in the 40 and jumped 31 inches in the vertical at the Nike Camp. The quarterback also has all the intangibles you're looking for including great leadership skills, a strong work ethic and is someone who wants the ball in his hands late in the game.
Cornelius Ingram 6-4, 195
Hawthorne (Fla.)

Ingram is the type of quarterback the EA SPORTS Elite 11 was made for. He's still raw and developing in a lot of ways but has tremendous upside and will likely gain more from the five day camp than any other signal caller in attendance. Has very good size, arm strength and athleticism and reminds us a bit of current Texas quarterback Vincent Young who attended the Elite 11 Camp two years ago.

As a junior, Ingram threw for 1,456 yards and 12 touchdowns while rushing for 500 yards and three more scores. He attended the Nike Camp in Gainesville (Fla.) and showed why he has offers from over 30 schools all across the country. The signal caller is also regarded as one of the nation's finest shooting guards in hoops and averaged 25 points a game last season. He would like to double sport in college and every school recruiting him has told him that's fine with them.
Nate Longshore 6-4, 230
Canyon Country (Calif.)

They don't come much bigger than Longshore who has as strong an arm as you'll see and is very solid mechanically. He stands tall in the pocket and his ability to find his second and third receivers as well as his accuracy are his strengths. Struggled somewhat with his footwork as a junior but his work with a sprint coach has paid off as he now looks very light on his toes and can make that first guy miss.

As a junior, Longshore threw for 2,100 yards and 18 touchdowns while running for six more scores. He attended the EA SPORTS Elite 11 Quarterback Workout in Las Vegas (Nev.) and shined showing off a live arm and improved feet. From a pure passing standpoint, Longshore is as good as any quarterback we've seen in the country this year.

Anthony Morelli 6-4, 210
Penn Hills (Pittsburgh, Pa.)

First caught our eye at the Nike Camp in State College (Pa.) as a sophomore two years ago and has really taken off since then. Attended the EA SPORTS Elite 11 last summer as a ball boy and showed as live an arm as anyone at the camp. Along with Freeman, has the strongest arm in the nation and one of the strongest of any quarterback we’ve seen in the last few years. Like Freeman, Morelli plays in a run dominated offense but still threw for 1,880 yards and 20 touchdowns.

At the Nike Camp in Pennsylvania this year, it was great to see Morelli and Chad Henne competing side by side with each other. Both players have huge upside although Morelli got the nod that day as the camp’s top signal caller. He’s a tough, competitive player who wants to be the best and has a tireless work ethic.

Chase Patton 6-5, 205
Rock Bridge (Columbia, Mo.)

The best quarterback to emerge from the Show Me State in quite some time. Is as pure of a pocket passer as there is in this year's class with a quick release, good feet and a strong, accurate throwing arm. Looks as good on film as any quarterback in the country, delivering precision strikes all over the field. Came on strong late at the Nike Camp in Ann Arbor despite some adverse weather conditions and a sprained ankle.

As a junior, Patton threw for 2,670 yards with 23 touchdowns and nine interceptions, earning All-State honors. After a strong showing at several team camps in early June, he should be one of the nation's most heavily recruited signal-callers. Already boasts offers from schools like Tennessee, Georgia and UCLA.

Robert Reid 6-3, 220
North Shore (Houston, Texas)

Yet another talented Texan signal caller in what has to be one of the best years for quarterbacks the state has ever produced. With three of our top six and a few others from the state that still have a solid shot at making the EA SPORTS Elite 11, Texas is definitely the place to be when looking for a standout quarterback. Reid is big-time athlete with a great arm and a huge upside He reminds us a lot of Donovan McNabb athletically at the same stage.

As a junior, Reid threw for 1,485 yards and 13 touchdowns while also rushing for 776 yards and 16 more scores. He shows up very well on film boasting a strong arm, great escape-ability and can really run. He has clocked a 10.7 in the 100m and ran a 4.46 in the 40 while jumping 35 inches in the vertical at the Nike Camp in College Station (Texas).

Matt Tuiasosopo 6-2, 205
Woodinville (Wash.)

Like Morelli, Tuiasosopo attended the EA SPORTS Elite 11 last year as a ball boy and had a strong showing. Known more as an athlete, the signal caller has plus arm strength, very good feet and the same toughness and natural leadership ability that made his older brother Marques such a great college quarterback.

As a junior, 'Tui' missed half the season due to injuries but still shows up well on film. He plays in a Wing-T offense but can make all the throws and is a dangerous runner in the open field. He was the top signal caller at the Nike Camp in Eugene (Ore.) and looks like the top signal caller on the West Coast right now.
Drew Weatherford 6-2, 195
Land O'Lakes (Fla.)

One of the most polished signal callers in the country and has all the intangibles you could want in a quarterback. Weatherford is a winner, has
great leadership skills, and is a fiery competitor. he has plus arm strength, a quick release and can make all the throws. He moves around very well in the pocket and is not afraid to tuck the ball and run when his protection breaks down.

Weatherford attended the Nike Camp in Gainesville (Fla.) and had a solid showing despite still favoring his surgically repaired knee. The quarterback actually played his entire junior season with a tear in his meniscus but still led his team to the state semi-finals completing 151 of 215 passes for 2,494 yards and 37 touchdowns with just two interceptions.

EA SPORTS Elite 11 Quarterback Tracker Top 100

This list of rising high school seniors will continue to be updated on a weekly basis right up to the EA SPORTS Elite 11 Quarterback Camp. This list is in alphabetical order and will remain in alphabetical order until after the national event, when a numerical order will be released.

Check back every week as the EA SPORTS Elite 11 Quarterback Tracker Top 100 will change based on new information and evaluations. Evaluations will continue during camps and passing tournaments over the summer. Players may be added to this list while others may drop off... so if you are a player... keep working hard! You fans stay tuned!

Click here to discuss the EA SPORTS Elite 11 Quarterback Camp and the final spot on the Student Sports Premium Football Recruiting Messageboard!

Erik Ainge 6-5 192 Glencoe Eugene OR
Anthony Andre 6-0.5 195 Poly Riverside CA
C.J. Bacher 6-2 175 Jesuit Carmichael CA
Blake Barnes 6-2.5 215 Baldwyn Baldwyn MS
Joe Bauserman 6-1 225 Lincoln Tallahassee FL
Taylor Bennett 6-3 185 Lafayette Wildwood MO
RHETT BOMAR 6-3* 195* Grand Prairie Grand Prairie  TX
Calvin Booker 6-2.5 203 Mays Atlanta GA
JOHN DAVID BOOTY 6-4* 190* Evangel Christian Shreveport LA
Jacob Bower 6-3 217 Meridian Meridian ID
Darrin Bragg 6-1 180 Bellarmine San Jose CA
Brian Brohm 6-4* 205* Trinity Louisville KY
Jo Jo Brown 6-3* 190* Crisp County Cordele GA
Brian Brunner 6-2.5 205 Hartford Hartford WI
A.J. BRYANT 6-0.5 185 Peach County Fort Valley GA
Lee Bujakowski 6-3 230 Hopewell Hopewell VA
Hunter Cantwell 6-5* 210* Tilghman Paducah KY
John Carlson 6-2 205 Hopkins Minnetonka MN
Rudy Carpenter 6-2 185 Westlake Westlake Village CA
Kyle Carson 6-6 207 Castle Rock Castle Rock WA
Jordan Chambless 6-1 192 Calallen Corpus Christi TX
Darryl Clark 6-3* 195* Ursuline Youngstown OH
Liam Coen 6-1.5 184 LaSalle Providence RI
Chris Crane 6-5 218 Trinity Camp Hill PA
Beau Davis 6-3.5 185 Venice Los Angeles CA
Britt Davis 6-3 185 Riverside-Brookfield Riverside IL
Chad Dayton 6-0.5 187 Memorial Tulsa OK
Scott Deke 6-1.5 210 Loyola Los Angeles CA
Scott Elliott 6-2* 185* Bay City Bay City TX
Chip English 6-0.5 186 Central Cabarrus Concord NC
Daniel Evans 6-2 160 Broughton Raleigh NC
Blake Field 6-2 179 N. Florida Christian Tallahassee FL
Joseph Fields 6-0.5 213 Washington Houston TX
KIRBY FREEMAN 6-2 188 Brownwood Brownwood TX
Ben Galbraith 6-3 216 Colfax Colfax CA
Jim Gallagher 6-1 178 Peters Township McMurray PA
Sean Glennon 6-3.5 192 Westfield Chantilly VA
Dustin Grutza 6-1.5 192 Mason County Maysville KY
Logan Hall 6-1.5 181 Suwannee Live Oak FL
Joey Halzle 6-2.5 168 Oaks Christian Westlake Village CA
Bush Hamdan 6-0 184 Bishop O'Connell Arlington VA
Caleb Hanie 6-2 223 Forney Forney TX
Cullen Harper 6-2 198 Sequoyah Canton GA
Graham Harrell 6-2* 195* Ennis Ennis TX
Steven Harris 6-1.5 187 Bishop Gorman Las Vegas NV
Omar Haugabook 6-0 205 Glades Central Belle Glade FL
Michael Henig 6-0 160 Jefferson Davis Montgomery AL
Chad Henne 6-4* 225* Wilson West Lawn PA
BRIAN HILDEBRAND 6-1.5 186 Corona Corona CA
Rocky Hinds 6-4 207 St. Bernard's Playa del Rey CA
Brian Hoyer 6-3 180 St. Ignatius Cleveland OH
Taylor Humphrey 5-11 205 Miramonte Orinda CA
CORNELIUS INGRAM 6-4 191 Hawthorne Hawthorne FL
Earnest Jackson 6-3 185 Detroit Country Day Beverly Hills MI
Ben Johnson 6-1 181 A.C. Reynolds Asheville NC
David Johnson 6-1.5 191 Southridge Tigard OR
Tommy Kendrick 6-2.5 216 Homestead Homestead FL
Justin Knox 5-11.5 170 Union Union SC
Paul Kruger 6-4 238 Timpanogos Orem UT
Xavier Lee 6-3 209 Seabreeze Daytona Beach FL
Sean Lewis 6-6* 220* Richards Chicago IL
Oliver Linter 6-0 178 Beverly Hills Beverly Hills CA
NATE LONGSHORE 6-4 231 Canyon Country Canyon Country CA
D.T. McDowell 6-0* 185* Tucker Tucker GA
Stephen McGee 6-3* 200* Burnet Burnet TX
Daniel Meager 6-1.5 184 Pearce Richardson TX
B.J. Merrieweather 6-2 206 Arlington Country Day Jacksonville FL
Antonio Miller 6-0.5 184 Olympic Charlotte NC
ANTHONY MORELLI 6-3.5 208 Penn Hills Pittsburgh PA
Alex Mortensen 6-1 191 Landmark Christian Fairburn GA
Dan Nicholson 6-2.5 180 Brother Rice Chicago IL
Sean Norton 6-0* 170* Hart Newhall CA
Liam O'Hagen 6-2* 185* Breck Minneapolis MN
CHASE PATTON 6-4.5 200 Rock Bridge Columbia MO
Nick Patton 6-3* 185* Winfield Winfield KS
Patrick Pinkney 6-0* 185* Pine Forest Fayetteville NC
Ryan Pond 6-2 236 Western Branch Chesapeake VA
David Ramirez 6-2* 190* Grace Prep Arlington TX
Conor Rauschelbach 6-3 204 Mullen Denver CO
ROBBIE REID 6-3 216 North Shore Houston TX
William Richardson 6-5* 210* Sumter Sumter SC
Gary Rogers 6-4* 210* Kamiak Mukilteo WA
Bryan Savage 6-2.5 201 Haverford School Haverford PA
Brent Schaeffer 6-1 188 Deerfield Beach Deerfield Beach FL
Dennis Sellman 6-3.5 210 Woodland Hills Pittsburgh PA
Jordan Steffy 6-0.5 194 Conestoga Valley Lancaster PA
Paul Stelzer 6-2.5 194 Hayes Delaware OH
Brian Stevens 6-2.5 181 St. Bonaventure Ventura CA
Warren Suess 6-4 185 Washington Cedar Rapids IA
Kevin Suhey 6-1 188 State College Area State College PA
Mike Teel 6-3 198 Don Bosco Prep Ramsey NJ
John Thomas 6-0.5 203 Southside Fort Thomas AR
Adam Thrash 6-3.5 208 Pulaski Academy Little Rock AR
MATT TUIASOSOPO 6-2* 200* Woodinville Woodinville WA
Mike Vlahogeorge 6-4 220 Jefferson Lafayette IN
Ryan Walters 5-11.5 196 Grandview Aurora CO
DREW WEATHERFORD 6-2 194 Land O'Lakes Land O'Lakes FL
Matt Williams 6-2.5 181 Holy Trinity Melbourne FL
John Parker Wilson 6-1 177 Hoover Hoover AL
David Wolke 6-2 198 Smyrna Smyrna TN

(Note: All heights and weights were measured at Nike Football Training Camps or EA SPORTS Elite 11 Regional Workouts  unless indicated by an asterix (*). Players in CAPS LOCK indicate EA SPORTS Elite 11 official invites. Players in red text are new Top 100 entries this week. This list is subject to change and will be update throughout the summer and fall.)




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