QB Drew Dickey Makes Statement at Elite 11 Houston

Small-school star shows off accuracy among region's top recruits
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KATY, Texas -- Some of the most coveted quarterback recruits in America competed, and shined, at the Elite 11 Houston regional camp last weekend. As one may expect, the state of Texas is typically strong at the game's most important position and there was impressive displays beyond the most well-known prospects as well. 

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In either case, Drew Dickey made his case as the most consistent passer throughout the cool, windy and sometimes rainy afternoon. The Austin (Texas) Regents School star, who helped the program to a state championship as a junior in 2020, picked up right where he left off in the fall with a strong display (video above) while working alongside passers pledged to USC, Texas A&M, LSU and others. 

"I thought I did pretty well, definitely can always do better in my mind since I'm a little bit of a perfectionist," he told SI All-American. "I thought I was able to hang with those big-name guys. Obviously the goal is to get invited (to the Elite 11 Finals) but I feel good about most of my throws today. 

"Velocity and accuracy was good. Some drills got me out of my comfort zone with some of the stuff but I was able to adapt, as well, and do well with that. Felt good today."

Maryland and Marshall comprised his offer list until Colorado State shared news of their offer to Dickey on Thursday. Several additional programs have been in communication with the 6'1", 210-pound prospect, who remains uncommitted at this time.

"Vanderbilt is recruiting me a lot," Dickey said. "Louisiana, Rice, Houston. I was a bit under the radar and COVID pushed everything back, like camps. My recruiting process is pretty much starting right now. 

"I'm trying to get some more offers on the board, for sure."

Many of the Power 5 and FBS in-state programs have long been on Dickey's mind, but of course the local Texas Longhorns profile as a true dream school. New UT coach Steve Sarkisian already has a quarterback committed in Malik Murphy, communication between his staff and the local QB prospect has yet to commence. 

Dickey led Regents to an undefeated campaign last fall, accounting for 39 total touchdowns (25 passing) in 10 games. He has no timetable for a verbal commitment. 

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