Elite 11 Orlando Regional Recap
Over 110 of the nation’s top high school quarterbacks participated in the Elite 11 Orlando Regional on March 13, 2022. Top-tier skills, techniques, and performances were displayed from these quarterbacks as they competed against their peers in a best-of competition.
A few quarterbacks ‘ definitely separated themselves from the pack. Still, all athletes demonstrated the athletic prowess than can only be forged in the fires of the Elite 11 program and philosophy. Elite 11’s philosophy of representing the community and showcasing impressive athletic skills was clearly visible throughout the event.
The athletes competed at their highest level while remaining sportsmanlike and remembering they represent more than themselves, their team, their coaches, their school, their family, and their community. They all stood a head taller as they competed. They all remained determined whilst remembering to enjoy themselves during the event.
A Golden Gun Accuracy Challenge, a 9-Throw Pro Day Station, and Combine Testing was conducted at the Regional. Also, a Girls Flag Football skirmish was hosted as well as Girls Flag quarterbacks -specific skills and camp was conducted.
Golden Gun Accuracy Challenge
Four athletes took home 1st place in the Golden Gun Accuracy challenge in:
- ’23 – Champ Long with 20 points
- Underclassman – Niko Boyce (‘ 25) with 17 points
- Elite 11 Academy – Dia Bell (‘ 26) with 18 points
- Girls Flag Football – Devyn Silvestri (‘ 22) with 18 points
9-Throw Pro Day Station
Top performers of the 9-throw Pro Day Station:
- Champ Long – 20
- 2T. Blake Murphy – 19
- 2T. Luke Rucker – 19
- 2T. Aidan Warner – 19
- 5T. Jake Bechtel – 18
- 5T. Dia Bell (‘ 26) – 18
- 5T. Dylan Wittke – 18
- 8T. Blake Boda – 17
- 8T. Niko Boyce – 17
- 8T. Keyone Jenkins – 17
- 8T. Lucas Ruan (‘ 26) – 17
- 8T. Chris Stephenson – 17
Top 10 Combine Testing
And the Unofficial Top 10 of the Combine Testing (40-yard dash, 20-yard shuttle run, L-drill, broad jump, etc.)
- Dylan Wittke – 106.83
- Ahmad Haston – 99.26
- James Resar – 92.19
- Champ Long – 85.59
- Clinton Danzey – 84.09
- Vilay Nakkoun, Jr. – 82.11
- Marcus Stokes – 77.52
- Anthony Benzija – 76.41
- Jake Bechtel – 76.38
- Luke Rucker – 74.07
Robert “Champ” Long, Maryland commit, ventured to Central Florida from the state of New Jersey. He made great worth of the long-distance trip as his mechanics and technique appeared as smooth and fluid as can expect a Junior to be. He finished four of five in athletic testing and first took place in the Golden Gun Accuracy Challenge. His smooth release and catchable spiraled to his results being prime of his group.
Marcus Stokes stood out from the pack with pure arm talent. His arm snap alone delivered his throw with enough power and torque to rip through the air even without his feet set and fading away from his intended target. He top 7 of athletic testing and is showing why his name is drawing attention.
Finishing Number 1 of the athletic testing, Dylan Wittke had a feature day. He is out of Georgia, but his performance at the camp had all eyes pinpointed to his every step. He has a pocket presence that oozed confidence as he released the ball with poise and power. His performance at the Regional makes one easily understand how he has garnered more than 10 offers and won state championships at his high school
Underclassman Top Performers
Class of 2024, Adrian Posse has purportedly had garnered offers extended to him from UGA, Ohio State, and Notre Dame, to name a few. His delivery seems to develop longer than peers, but his ball seems to radiate a smoothness after the release. His development will be sure one to watch
Class of 2025 Austin Simmons is a southpaw of note who has a quick trigger, but his accuracy is seemingly infallible. He also plays pitcher high school baseball team. He purportedly can reach up to 90 on the mound so its no wonder that his passing release rockets the football to its target.
Elite 11 Baton Rouge Regional
The next Elite 11 Regional took place at Baton Rouge on March 19, 2022. Come back for another recap of the rankings and top performance from that event.