Hey, it’s July and not a lot going on, but we do have the The Opening in Beaverton, Oregon today through Friday. You can check out the schedule of events, where essentially today is a check-in and as you can see, it’s not just quarterbacks, but linemen too. Breiden Fehoko went to this event last year. The Elite 11 events, I think, was last night, today and Tuesday (I think). And if you’re into following this event, the @Elite11 Twitter account is worth your time. For you non-Twitter folks, even clicking on that link is just fine as you’ll get to see some video and things like that. You don’t need to sign up for Twitter to be able to follow along, although it helps.
Texas Tech quarterback commit Jett Duffey is participating and we’ve got a couple of links on him.
- Bleacher Report ranks all competitors and has Duffey as the last ranked recruit:
Duffey qualifies as the ultimate underdog in this group, since he’s outside of the top 1,000 prospects in 2016. He earned a spot among more revered finalists by winning two regional Elite 11 regional events. He is a dangerous rusher, though that element isn’t a key component of Elite 11 competition. He’s still searching for consistent passing rhythm against crowded defensive looks, which appears to impact his comfort level, but this has been a year of strides for him so far.
- Per The Oregonian Duffey will be on team Alpha Pro:
The senior-to-be quarterback from Mansfield, Texas, is considered to be a dual-threat in the passing game and running attack. A three-start quarterback prospect, Duffey has committed to Texas Tech. Duffey passed for 2,259 yards, rushed for 1,103 yards and scored 39 touchdowns, according to the Dallas Morning News.
- Scout did an interview with Duffey yesterday afternoon, I think essentially upon his arrival in Oregon.