Carrollton, Ga.-- The road to the 23rd annual Elite 11 Finals commenced today in the indoor facility at Carrolton High School, with 60 kids from across the country participating in the first regional event of the year. SIAA was on hand for the action and has all of the information you need to know about the day's happenings.
2022 Top Performers
Holden Geriner- The Auburn commitment edged out Maryland commitment AJ Swann for our top performer by the narrowest margins. Geriner was impressive from start to finish, starting with the eyeball test and ending with a mini pro-day throwing session, which he won by event standards. The ball popped off his hand with ease. He was natural in his delivery, with the ability to deliver from every angle. He rarely missed a target today.
AJ Swann- Swann has been talked about in Atlanta circles for the better part of three years, but the Maryland commitment left no doubt today. He earned an invite to the Elite 11 Finals and could have easily been our top performer of the day. A seamless delivery while standing poised in the pocket and showing off his versatility while working off script made Swann an easy choice for the top performer list.
Jacurri Brown- The Lowndes (Ga.) prospect was the biggest name at the event from a national standpoint, and he did not disappoint. Brown showed a relentless work ethic throughout the event while flashing natural arm talent, as he worked the best outside of the pocket. Brown earned an invite to the Elite 11 finals as well.
JC French- French only improved his stock today. He holds a handful of smaller offers, but that is likely to change soon. He showed polish and consistency as the day progress. His arm was live, and he was technically sound. He struggled a bit on the move at times but overall had a sound body of work.
Caden Becker- If there was an off-the bus list, Becker would be at the top of it. Producing the best testing numbers of the day, the prospect from Nebraska also had a solid day throwing the ball. He was as technically sound as any prospect on hand, but he also showed decisiveness and consistency from start to finish.
2023 and 2024 Top Performers
Jadyn Davis- The 2024 Catawba Ridge (S.C.) prospect was a top-three overall performer for the day. He was an easy choice to be the top performer for the younger prospects. He was crisp, precise and efficient all day long. The rising sophomore displayed why he is already viewed as elite. He made a couple of "wow" throws that turned heads. This is a name to know for years to come on the quarterback recruiting scene.
Malachi Singleton- Displaying poise and touch throughout the event, Singleton flashed his potential as an all-around passer. The talented 2023 signal-caller won the top underclassmen award by event standards. He was effective at all three levels of the field, displaying proper ball placement and touch when required.
Grayson Loftis- The Gaffney (S.C.) prospect made some "wow" throws today. He showed the ability to deliver strikes from off-platform, and he was poised inside the pocket. His motion was smooth, allowing him to work to all three levels on timing patterns. The most impressive part of Loftis's day was his mentality. He took countless mental reps, and his game improved from start to finish.
Raheim Jeter- Another star from the Palmetto State, Jeter reminded why he burst onto the recruiting scene as a freshman. Aside from his stature, Jeter's strong base couple with the ability to move outside the pocket and let the ball fly effortlessly made him a standout among the younger players in attendance.
A duo of dual-threat prospects- It was too close to call to leave either Chris Parson or RJ Johnson off the list. Both guys got stronger as the event progressed and they settled in. Both looked most comfortable working outside of the pocket but flashed natural arm talent over the course of the event.
Brooks Austin and Dale Dowden contributed to this feature