Elite 11 is coming to a close today (but The Opening is set to continue all week, all the way through Friday). South Carolina Gamecocks quarterback commit Brandon McIlwain took part, and he received some high praise from a couple of recruiting analysts that were on site.
We reached out to ESPN's Tom Luginbill and SBNation's Bud Elliott for their thoughts. Here's what Luginbill had to say about what he saw in McIlwain:
McIlwain is a savvy, playmaking quarterback who can beat you with his arm, feet or decision-making. He is very similar to former Gamecock Connor Shaw. While McIlwain lacks ideal measurables (he is really on the short side), he is tough and highly competitive and gives Steve Spurrier that running threat he wants under center. Very active and snappy delivery with a live arm. Doesn't wow you with physical measurables of imposing passing prowess, but he is very heady and highly competitive. His game resembles Missouri's Maty Mauk and so does his stature.
Elliott also had some favorable things to say:
Brandon isn't the highest ceiling player at the Elite 11, but he had a strong showing on day two. He moved his feet well to keep himself in position to deliver an accurate ball. He held his own among some stiff competition.
Some quick videos from others on site:
Always good to see a former Super Bowl-winning quarterback giving you props.