Originally Published: Jul 16, 2010 5:37 PM CDT
Oklahoma Sports Staff Writer
ORANGE COUNTY, California – ESPN announced the final cut for its Elite 11 Quarterback Competition Friday, and Broken Arrow’s Archie Bradley and Southmoore’s Kendal Thompson became the first two Oklahomans ever selected for the event.
Bradley was a standout in both baseball and football last season for Broken Arrow and led the Tigers to the state semifinals by passing for 1,667 yards and 12 touchdowns. Thompson proved to be a threat with both his arm and his legs, amassing more than 3,000 all-purpose yards and 39 total touchdowns. Both players have announced their commitments to the University of Oklahoma.
The Elite 11 camp is one of the most prestigious in the nation and features the country’s most promising high school quarterbacks. The camp spans four days and will be held at Soka University in Southern California.
The 12 quarterbacks selected will compete against each other in individual drills and will be coached by current college signal callers. The coaching staff at this year’s camp will include TCU’s Andy Dalton, Missouri’s Blaine Gabbert, Texas A&M’s Jerrod Johnson and Miami’s Jacory Harris.
Alumni of the event include current NFL quarterbacks Carson Palmer, Vince Young, Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow. OU commit and incoming freshman Blake Bell was a member of the event last year.