Elite 11: Ranking after Day 1, How's Brock Vandagriff stack up
Here's how Dawgs Daily's Brooks Austin saw the rankings shake out after Day 1 of the Elite 11 Finals and where Georgia commit, Brock Vandagriff landed among the nation's best.
1. Caleb Williams - Washington (D.C.) Gonzaga College HS
Our staff witnessed two "misses" from Williams all night long. The athleticism, delivery, arm strength, and consistent accuracy was unmatched to all on the field not named Justin Fields.
2. Ty Thompson - Gilbert (Ariz.) Mesquite
After catching onlookers' attention based on an ideal frame, the Oregon commitment played the part with a big arm all evening long. Second and third level accuracy was sustained as the night wore on.
3. Brock Vandagriff - Bogart (Ga.) Prince Avenue Christian
Georgia's future QB came in with high expectations and he matched them on a consistent basis. There's effortlessness in his game along with the velocity few can contend with. Another thing that stood out was the fact that the ball came off his hands the same on throw one and it did seventy-one, which cannot be said about several others.
4. J.J. McCarthy - Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy
The Michigan commitment's quick release combined with the pop off his right hand resonated as others' began to wear down.
5. Luke Altmyer - Starkville (Miss.)
It doesn't take long to see why he is the hottest passer on hand in terms of recruiting. Smooth, quick release with great anticipation and timing also to his name. Florida State may have to hold on for dear life here.
6. Miller Moss - Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei
The timing, accuracy, and ball placement from the USC commitment proved clean through most of the workout. It's something that showed up on tape in terms of his ball placement, there is a concern that there's not top-end arm strength but he can put it wherever he wants.
7. Garrett Nussmeier - Flower Mound (Texas) Marcus
As sharp as any passer in attendance early in the day when it came to accuracy. The LSU commitment was comfortable off-platform as well. He's another that doesn't flash incredible velocity on the ball, but has great placement.
8. Maddox Kopp - Houston (Texas) St. Thomas
The uncommitted Texan flashed about as well as any passer on hand during his top 10 throws, including at the end of the night in winning the rail shot challenge over Williams. For a kid that was a basketball player a few years ago, the ceiling is through the roof on this kid.
9. Christian Veilleux - Potomac (Md.) The Bullis School
The Penn State pledge made consistent throws to all three levels with a couple 'wow' throws mixed in. He's tall, long and can spin it.
10. Carlos Del Rio - Loganville (Ga.) Grayson
Early on, the future Florida QB looked like one of the top handful of prospect performers. Even with a slight drop-off as the night progressed, he looked about as good as he has in this setting. I've seen Carlos throw a dozen times, it's never looked like it did on Day 1.
11. Behren Morton - Eastland (Texas)
Texas Tech's quarterback commitment flashed to the second and third level all evening long. He was overall consistent and really turned heads throughout the night. Not a massive frame, but is going to continue to perform well throughout the week.
12. Grayson James - Plano (Texas) John Paul II
The uncommitted Texan has a compact, yet effective delivery with adequate velocity at times. He's extremely talented and smooth.
13. Kyle McCord - Philadelphia (Pa.) St. Joseph's Prep
Ohio State's 2021 crown jewel flashed a strong arm at times but the accuracy and consistency fell short of his peers on this night.
14. Tyler Macon - East St. Louis (Ill.)
The Missouri-bound prospect doesn't have the long ball ability of some of his peers, but the compact passer has a quick release and proves accurate.
15. Dematrius Davis - Houston (Texas) North Shore
Auburn's dynamic commitment played high at times Monday but settled outside of the pocket well.
16. Kyron Drones - Pearland (Texas) Shadow Creek
The Baylor commitment's high-arching deep ball was on display well late in the evening, where his timing lined up well.
17. Drake Maye - Charlotte (N.C.) Myers Park
The strong arm was on display but not as much as the inconsistency in the short to intermediate routes.
18. Tyler Buchner - La Jolla (Calif.) Helix
The Californian's delivery remained low throughout the night and the velocity didn't match what we've seen on tape. Still, the Notre Dame commitment can flash in the intermediate game.
19. Kaidon Salter - Cedar Hill (Texas)
The Tennessee commitment started off slow, often short on intermediate routes but rebounded some as the night progressed.
20. Jay Allen - Fort Pierce (Fla.) John Carroll
A Florida baseball commitment, his release fluidity, and accuracy fell short of his peers on this night.
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