July 23, 2012

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. - The Elite 11 action picked up on the final day of competition with red zone skelly and pressure cooker drills. While Rivals.com won't name our overall top 11 until Tuesday, we do have the top 11 performers from Sunday's action, led this time by Penn State commitment Christian Hackenberg.

Note: This is simply based on the on-field evaluation we have been able to access. This does not include the chalk talk, film breakdown or other portions the media does not have access to.

1. Christian Hackenberg, Fork Union (Va.) Fork Union Military: Despite the Penn State rumors flying around him and constant media attention, Hackenberg pushed it all out of his head to make some impressive passes. In the red zone drill he was very solid making good decisions, but in the pressure cooker, where QBs have two minutes to move the ball 60 yards, he really stood out. His planned rollout TD pass on the run was arguably the most impressive ball thrown all week.

2. Max Browne, Sammamish (Wash.) Skyline: Browne remains steady, and his long ball is better than anyone else's in the country when it comes to touch and accuracy. He led his group in the red zone drills and hit a perfect post pass in the pressure cooker as he placed the ball exactly where it needed to be and only his receiver could run under it.

3. Anthony Jennings, Marietta (Ga.): Jennings throws a great seam route and was on target down the middle again in the pressure cooker. His red zone accuracy was solid as well, and he simply does everything well and with good fundamentals.

4. Kevin Olsen, Wayne (N.J.) Wayne Hills: Olsen was good in the red zone, showing good vision and accuracy especially to the middle of the field; and his pressure cooker drill was as impressive as anyone's. He made three terrific passes to different parts of the field, all with a quick and precise release to score easily.

5. Asiantii Woulard, Winter Park (Fla.): Woulard continued to make a push for the most impressive overall quarterback at the event. He was solid in the red zone but really excelled in the pressure cooker as he threw a touchdown pass on his first play on a slant and followed it up with another score to his left. He got to go twice in the pressure cooker because he threw only one pass in the first one and he was on target in both. His size, release and arm strength have been way above expectations all week.

6. Shane Morris, Warren (Mich.) De La Salle: Morris led his group in the red zone portion by making some nice throws and showing off his strong arm. In the pressure cooker, he showed the ability to throw across his body. But his best throw was his touchdown pass where he looked right and came back left for a long bomb he put right on the hands of his receiver. He still locks to one side of the field too often, but he gets away with it and has been very effective.

7. Cooper Bateman, Salt Lake City (Utah) Cottonwood: Bateman is clearly a quarterback who shines when the pressure is on as he was very impressive in the pressure cooker, making two of the best passes all day. His touchdown pass down the seam was a thing of beauty, and he also showed some arm strength by zipping the ball into tight spots in red zone. He still throws a bad pass here and there, which makes you scratch your head; but overall he had a very good day.

8. Shane Cockerille, Baltimore (Md.) Gilman School: Cockerille was very good in the red zone drill, showing the ability to hit passes in the corner of the end zone. And in the pressure cooker he completed two straight passes to cover the 60 yards and score. He threw everything on a line as usual and got the ball out fast and accurately.

9. J.T. Barrett, Wichita Falls (Texas) Rider: Barrett threw one of the longer touchdown passes on the day in the pressure cooker and showed off his arm strength in red zone. While he has been more efficient at times this week, you can't ignore some of the tougher passes he makes with good arm strength and proper delivery.

10. DeVante Kincade, Dallas (Texas) Skyline: Kincade makes this list for the first time because he made one of the best out passes we've seen all week exactly where his receiver needed the ball, and he was very efficient in the pressure cooker. For a skinny prospect, he can zip the ball and throws with a lot of confidence. He made a few of the toughest throws we've seen all week on Sunday.

11. Davis Webb, Prosper, Texas: Webb is a very accurate passer, and when he doesn't wait too long he can be as efficient as anyone. He showed great touch down the middle for his score in the pressure cooker, and in red zone he made a couple of nice reads after an initial struggle. Once he gets bigger, stronger and more consistent, he could be a steal for Texas Tech.

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