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The Elite 11 Finals matter more than ever: Names, trends to know as 2024 event begins this week

Twenty-seven of 32 NFL starting quarterbacks in 2023 attended Elite 11 finals or regionals as high schoolers; who’s next from this crop?

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All eyes will be on the nation’s top prep quarterbacks this week as the Elite 11 Finals return. The invite-only event, which has served as a showcase in the past for dozens upon dozens of future NFL starters, will bring 20 signal-callers from around the country to Los Angeles for three days of competition where the cream should rise to the top.

This year’s roster has one notable omission as LSU commit Bryce Underwood, the consensus No. 1-ranked prospect in the class of 2025, will not be participating. Still, the group of finalists is a scout’s dream with 14 of the 17 quarterbacks currently ranked inside the Top247 expected to go through the ringer. That includes four five-stars and nine of the top 10-ranked passers. 

Action gets underway Tuesday (June 18) night with opening drills at Mira Costa High in Manhattan Beach. It continues Wednesday evening with a pro day and accuracy challenge before things wrap up Thursday afternoon with the presentation of the final Elite 11 rankings and the coveted title of Elite 11 MVP.

Elite 11 History

  • 27 of 32 NFL starters in 2023 attended Elite 11 finals or regionals (84%)

  • 16 of the last 17 QBs to win the Heisman Trophy attended Elite 11 finals or regionals

  • The last three Heisman Trophy winners were Elite 11 finalists

  • The last 13 QBs to go No. 1 overall in NFL Draft attended Elite 11 finals or regionals 

2024 Elite 11 finalists by state

  • California – 3 
  • Texas – 3 
  • Georgia – 2 
  • Ohio – 2 
  • Mississippi – 2 
  • Alabama – 1 
  • Florida – 1 
  • Hawaii – 1 
  • Iowa – 1 
  • Maryland – 1 
  • North Carolina – 1 
  • Pennsylvania – 1 
  • Tennessee – 1

2024 Elite 11 finalists by conference committed

  • SEC – 8 
  • Big Ten – 4 
  • Big 12 – 2 
  • ACC – 3
  • Independent – 1 (Deuce Knight, Notre Dame) 

Editor’s Note: Data includes Tennessee commit George MacIntyre, who won’t participate this week because of injury. 

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