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Posted on: July 1, 2011 11:18 am
Edited on: July 1, 2011 11:28 am

Elite 11 Roster Unveiled

Posted by Bryan Fischer

The roster for the 2011 Elite 11 quarterback competition has been released, and it features some of the top signal-callers in the country. There are a few changes to the event itself, which expands the roster from 11 to 24 and goes from a four-day event to five. The annual competition will be held at the picturesque Pepperdine campus in Malibu, Calif.

Notable alumni at the event include Mark Sanchez, Matthew Stafford, Troy Smith, Vince Young, Matt Leinart, Tim Tebow and Blaine Gabbert. This year's lineup features the following players from the class of 2012:

Austin Appleby (North Canton, Ohio)
Committed to Purdue

Connor Brewer (Scottsdale, Ariz.)
Committed to Texas

Neal Burcham
(Greenbrier, Ark.)

Tyler Cameron (Jupiter, Fla.)

Preston Dewey (Austin, Texas)
Committed to Miami

Shane Dillon (El Cajon, Calif.)
Committed to Colorado

Bart Houston (Concord, Calif.)
Committed to Wisconsin

Chad Kelly (Buffalo. N.Y.)
Committed to Clemson

Gunner Kiel (Columbus, Ind.)

Zach Kline (Danville, Calif.)
Committed to Cal

Jeff Lindquist (Mercer Island, Wash.)
Committed to Washington

Tanner Mangum (Eagle, Idaho)
Committed to BYU

Tyler Matthews (McPherson, Kan.)
Committed to TCU

Cyler Miles (Denver, Colo.)
Committed to Washington

Tyler O’Connor (Lima, Ohio)
Committed to Michigan State

Nick Patti (Orlando, Fla.)
Committed to Boise State

Zeke Pike (Fort Mitchell, Ky.)
Committed to Auburn

Patton Robinette (Maryville, Tenn.)
Committed to North Carolina

Jake Rodrigues (Rocklin, Calif.)
Committed to Oregon

Grant Rohach (Moorpark, Calif.)
Committed to Iowa State

Patrick Towles (Fort Thomas, Ky.)
Committed to Kentucky

Chad Voytik (Cleveland, Tenn.)

Travis Wilson (San Clemente, Calif.)
Committed to Utah

Jameis Winston (Hueytown, Ala.)
Posted on: February 7, 2011 7:00 pm
Edited on: February 7, 2011 10:45 pm

Auburn offers 2015 quarterback David Sills

Posted by Bryan Fischer

It’s now safe to say that Lane Kiffin is no longer the only head coach to offer a scholarship to a recruit without a learner’s permit.

While many coaches are just beginning to turn their attention to the class 2012, Auburn head coach Gene Chizik extended an offer to class of 2015 quarterback David Sills, his quarterback coach Steve Clarkson told the Los Angeles Times.

Sills famously committed to USC after being verbally offered a scholarship by Kiffin while still in middle school last February. The then 13-year-old Sills had not even played a varsity football game at the time of the offer.

Sills is the latest in a long line of quarterbacks tutored by Clarkson, who lists Super Bowl-winning quarterback Joe Montana and Heisman Trophy winner Matt Leinart among his pupils.

In response to Sills' early scholarship offer, a new NCAA rule was proposed last year that would prohibit verbal scholarships offers before July 1st of a recruit’s junior year. The proposal was defeated at the recent NCAA convention in San Antonio. A student-athlete may receive a written offer after August 1st of their senior season.

The 6-foot-1, 160 pound Sills led the Red Lion Christian Academy (Del.) varsity to a 6-3 record last season as an 8th grader.

Auburn also extended an offer to teammate Kenny Bigelow in late January, a sophomore defensive lineman.

Update: Sills' father tells the Times that the Tigers did not extend an offer. Clarkson maintained that Auburn has extended a scholarship offer to a different Times reporter.
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