The Elite11 quarterback competition, a competition designed to put the nation’s top HS quarterback recruits through the ringer, concluded today with the Nike Opening Finals. For the first time in competition history the 11 quarterbacks selected to the final Elite 11 were chosen by the 24 finalists themselves.
Tonight, as voted on by his peers & fellow competitors, Jeff Sims was named to the Elite 11.
Analysts at the event described Sims as having a sky-high ceiling with arguably the livest arm at the event and the ability to make throws that even most qbs in attendance couldn’t make. What they said he needed to improve on was his mechanics & consistency in his accuracy.
Should FSU hold on to his commitment (which all signs at the moment show that they will; He’s considered the bell-cow for #Tribe20) he would join former Seminole signal-callers Chris Rix, Adrian McPherson, Drew Weatherford, EJ Manuel, Jameis Winston, Deondre Francois, & Malik Henry on the list of elite 11 FSU QB recruits.
Obviously not all of those recruits worked out but by the end of their respective recruiting cycles they were national recruits who became household names among recruitniks. Sims has been steadily rising throughout the recruiting rankings going from an un-ranked, to three star to ranking 221st nationally, tenth at his position, and 35th within the state of Florida. Should his improvement continue and it show on the field this fall you can expect him to continue to rise nationally.
And if he gets to campus & has an EJ Manuel or Jameis Winston-like career Seminole fans will remember him for a lot more than being named to this club.