Preview: Elite 11 Tryout - Illinois

Kyle Allen

Lake Barrington Fieldhouse will have many top arms at it on Friday, including the nation's number one quarterback prospect.

Quarterbacks from 13 different states will be in Lake Barrington, Illinois on Friday for the Elite 11 Tryout.

The headliner is the nation's top quarterback prospect, five-star Kyle Allen (Desert Mountain, Az.), who has been hot of late, adding offers from Notre Dame, Ohio State and others. Hebron Conner (Ky.) four-star Drew Barker will be in attendance. Barker has a strong offer list and is a dual threat who had a good performance at the event last year. Tyler Harris is a four-star prospect from Georgia with offers from Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi State and others.

There will be three committed players at the event. Nick Mitchell, who is coming all the way out from Washington. He committed to Oregon State in April. Four-star Chris Durkin from Youngstown (Ohio) Ursuline is a big, physical 6'4, 235-pound kid committed to Michigan State. Clayton Thorson of Wheaton (Ill.) North is a mobile 6'4, 200-pound prospect committed to Northwestern.

Other juniors to watch include Keaton Dunsford (Cardinal Newman, Calif.), who has the Ivy League equivalent of an offer from Harvard. Naperville (Ill.) Central's Jake Kolbe holds offers from Toledo and Central Michigan. Jeremy Holley is a big, 6'6, 220-pound Ohioan who had a nice showing as a sophomore last year. Fort Wayne Concordia's David Morrison recently landed his first offer from Ball State. B.J Nagle is the son of former NFL quarterback Browning Nagle.

Nagle does not currently have an offer and there will be several other juniors in that boat looking to make a name for themselves. Sam Straub (Ames, Ia.), Zach Oakley (Mishawaka, Ind.), Grant Sherman (Kenton, Ohio), Ricardo Johnson (St. Paul, Minn.) and Connor Wilkie (Andover, Minn.) are among those in that group.

One interesting prospect is Trent Sherfield of Danville (Ill.), who has several offers as a defensive back, but has some schools looking his way as a quarterback.

Of course, we will get a good look at some young guys too. Grand Rapids (Mich.) South Christian's Jon Wassink had a big sophomore year. Gary (Ind.) West Side's Ramone Atkins has turned some heads at Winter events. Willy Bourbon (Lincolnshire Stevenson, Ill.) is a Michigan commit for baseball, but looking for football interest as well. We will also be keeping tabs on some good sized youngsters in 6'3, 220-pound Austin Bray (Aurora Christian, Ill.), 6'5 Pat Ford (Walsh Jesuit, Ohio), 6'4 Drew Lock (Lee's Summit, Mo.), and 6'4 James Morgan (Ashwaubenon, Wisc.).

Stay tuned to Fox Sport NEXT/ all weekend for full coverage of the event, including photos, scouting reports, interviews, and coverage of Sunday's NIKE Football Training Camp. Recommended Stories


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