Washington State fans will get an early look at their shiny new quarterback recruit, Camm Cooper, when the Lehi, Utah product squares off against some of the nation’s top signal callers in this year’s Elite 11 competition held this weekend in Los Angeles.
Cooper, who committed to Washington State over the likes of Georgia, Tennessee, Arizona State and several others last weekend, was one of 24 quarterbacks in the 2018 class invited to the prestigious prep event after an extensive camp circuit this spring.
Throughout the three-day event, the quarterbacks will compete in on-field drills, film room instruction from some of the game’s top quarterback minds, and much more. At the conclusion of the camp, twelve prospects will be selected to compete in the Elite 11 Opening Finals held later this summer at Nike World Headquarters in Oregon.
To get a sense of just how competitive the event will be, 10 of the last 11 quarterbacks to win the Heisman Trophy attended the Elite 11 Finals or an Elite 11 Regional, according to the Elite 11 website. Another 34 of the top 44 collegiate passers in 2015 attended the Elite 11 Finals or an Elite 11 Regional.
Cooper, who was one of the early invites to the event this spring, figures to be right in the mix this weekend. He’s one of the nation’s most accurate quarterbacks, completing nearly 64 percent of his pass attempts for 4,059 yards and 38 touchdowns as a junior.
Unfortunately, there will be no television coverage of the event this weekend — the event won’t be televised until the Finals — but CougCenter readers can follow SB Nation’s live coverage at this link today from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Saturday from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
You can view the entire Elite 11 roster at this link. Several Pac-12 commits are included.