Lehi’s Cammon Cooper, University of Utah commit Jack Tuttle and BYU target Tanner McKee were already considered among the nation’s best quarterback prospects in the Class of 2018 before last weekend, having made the 24-man field at the Elite 11 camp in Los Angeles.
Now the trio is in even more exclusive company, as all three were selected Monday among 12 finalists who will compete at The Opening finals June 28-July 3 at Nike headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon.
According to Scout.com’s Greg Biggins and Blair Angulo, who were at the event, Cooper was on the bubble for final selection after the third day of competition Sunday, but the Washington State commit did enough to get into the final field.
Elite11 is set.. a couple of pleasant surprises among the final group: Tyler Shough, Cammon Cooper, Quincy Patterson & Jarren Williams.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) June 5, 2017
Analysts were impressed with Tuttle throughout the weekend, and the San Marcos (California) High prospect discussed his commitment to the Utes with Scout.
#Utah has a real gem in QB commit Jack Tuttle. Physically was impressive & folks inside Elite 11 were raving about how sharp & focused he is
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) June 4, 2017
Obviously a lot of good players at the Elite 11 finals, but Utah commit Jack Tuttle really stood out. https://t.co/L03VyPJ8TW
— Kyle Bonagura (@BonaguraESPN) June 3, 2017
McKee, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who is planning on serving a mission before beginning college, also stood out during the first two days of competition but then chose to sit out Sunday.
Tanner McKee Of @Cen10Football not throwing today at Elite 11 finals. Not hurt but it's Sunday & for him that's not a day (yet) for work.
— Cal-Hi Sports (@CalHiSports) June 4, 2017
Tanner McKee just had the best workout of of the day, only missed one throw and was hitting guys with incredible anticipation
— Greg Biggins (@GregBiggins) June 4, 2017
The Centennial High School (Corona, California) signal-caller has told multiple outlets that he is considering schools such as BYU, Alabama, UCLA, Washington and Texas.