Elite 11: Columbus Preview

Elite 11: Columbus Preview

Committed prospects and big names highlight the group set to try out for the Elite 11 in Ohio.

The battle for a few precious spots in the Elite 11 that will take place in Ohio tomorrow will be a precursor to the battles that will take place on Saturdays in the Midwest for the next several years, as many committed prospects will get a glimpse of their future competition.

Shane Morris (Michigan), Jalin Marshall (Ohio State), Malik Zaire (Notre Dame), Danny Etling (Purdue), Matt Alviti (Northwestern), and Damion Terry (Michigan State), will all see each other in college. Likewise, Kyle Bolin (Louisville) and Kyle Kempt (Cincinnati) are committed players looking to compete and show they are among the best.

The competition will be made even more fierce by four-star prospects Mitch Trubisky and TraVon Chapman, as the battle for top quarterback in Ohio continues. Tom Tupa, Jack Seymour and Max Staver are two other class of 2013 quarterbacks with Division-1 offers.

A couple of rising seniors yet to receive offers will look to show they deserve them including Coldwater (Ohio) product Austin Bruns, Nate Bossory of Chelsea (Mich.), Bart Williams of Grand Blanc (Mich.), Davaun Williams of Detroit King (Mich.) and more.

A number of prospects who are not necessarily being recruited for quarterback will try their hand at their high school position. Jalin Marshall leads the way, but Chase Dutra and Darron Lee have also been offered at other positions, yet will participate in the tryout.

The younger group is a good one. DeShone Kizer may well be the Midwest's top 2014 passer, but Drew Barker, who recently landed his first offer, will provide a tough challenge for that designation. Detroit Country Day's Tyler Wiegers, Indianapolis Pike's Brent Lyles and Grand Ledge (Mich.) product Jalen Brady are three other rising juniors to watch.

And top class of 2015 prospect Jayru Campbell of Detroit Cass Tech will be the lone representative of the rising sophomore class.

Scout will have full coverage of these players and the many other attendees throughout the weekend including reports, interviews, photos, and more.

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