High School Football’s Elite 11 Finals Quarterback Competition Features Dylan Raiola Elijah Brown and Air Noland

Twenty of the top athletes in the country were chosen to participate in Los Angeles from June 14–16.

Twenty of the top quarterbacks in the Class of 2024 are included in the Elite 11 Finals field, which is led by Dylan Raiola, Elijah Brown, and Air Noland. From June 14 to 16 in Los Angeles, renowned competitors Julian Sayin, Jadyn Davis, Isaac Wilson, D.J. Lagway, and C.J. Carr will compete.

Four five-star prospects and seven quarterbacks who rank in the top 100 overall on the 247Sports composite rankings are both present at the event. Ten of them have four stars, and the remaining six are recruits with three stars. Brown and Trever Jackson remain undecided, leaving 18 of the 20 quarterbacks who were under consideration to pledge.

This group of quarterbacks joins an elite group of quarterbacks who have participated in previous Elite 11 Finals.

Texas is the state with the most choices with four, followed by Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, and Georgia, each with two. One was present in each of Indiana, Michigan, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, and Utah.

Ultimate 11 quarterbacks

Elijah Brown, Santa Ana, California’s Mater Dei
Weight: 180; Height: 6-2
Condition: Uncommitted
J.T. Daniels, Matt Barkley, and Todd Marinovich are the only other freshmen in Mater Dei history to start as quarterback. has a career record of 29-1 while competing against the top opposition, throwing for 6,339 yards and 76 touchdowns while completing more than 70% of his throws. was chosen as the 2021 MaxPreps Sophomore Player of the Year and made the 2022 MaxPreps Junior All-America first team.

Saline (Mich.) resident C.J.
Weight: 195; height: 6-2
Currently devoted to Notre Dame
Over the past two years, the grandson of former Michigan head coach Lloyd Carr has thrown for nearly 5,400 yards and 54 touchdowns. Carr is Michigan’s best player and the state’s fifth-ranked quarterback.

Providence Day, Charlotte, North Carolina’s Jadyn Davis
200 pounds and a height of 6-0
Committed to Michigan as of now
The Chargers won their second consecutive NCISAA Division 1 state championship behind the 3,425 yards and 43 touchdown passes of the 2022 MaxPreps North Carolina Player of the Year. He was chosen for the 2022 MaxPreps Junior All-America second team.

Olentangy, Ethan Grunkemeyer (Lewis Center, Ohio)
Weight: 190; height: 6-2
Committed to attending Penn State
threw for 2,519 yards and 25 touchdowns in his very prolific junior season, and he also ran for 201 yards and four more scores. He distinguished himself throughout the Pennsylvania Elite 11 regional to secure his ticket.

Hutto, Texas’ Will Hammond
Weight: 195; height: 6-2
Currently committed to Texas Tech; as a junior, threw for 2,763 yards and 30 touchdowns. added 828 rushing yards and nine touchdowns.

Emerson (McKinney, Texas) Mike Hawkins
Weight: 195; height: 6-2
Committed to Oklahoma as of now
threw for 4,840 yards and 41 touchdowns in the last two years while leading Allen (Texas) to an 18-7 record. added 1,094 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns. Hawkins changed schools in February to attend Emerson to complete his high school education.

Texas’s Hauss Hejny, Aledo
185 pounds and a height of 5-11
Committed to TCU now
accounted for 3,370 yards of total offense last season (1,276 rushing, 1,094 throwing) and 35 total touchdowns as he led the Bearcats to their 11th state championship. He had 648 yards and seven touchdowns as Aledo’s second-leading receiver as a sophomore.

Trinity Christian Academy, Colin Hurley, Jacksonville, Florida
Weight: 215; Height: 6-0
Committed to LSU now
Since entering the eighth grade, has played varsity football, throwing for approximately 3,700 yards and 41 touchdowns in the last two seasons.

West Orange (Winter Garden, Florida)’s Trever Jackson
Weight: 185; height: 6-2
Condition: Uncommitted
A quarterback from the Class of 2024 who emerged late in the quarterback cycle was given the chance to start last season and threw for 1,559 yards and 16 touchdowns. He added 306 yards and six more TDs while running. He has received almost 20 offers from FBS.

Bellevue West, Daniel Kaelin (Bellevue, Nebraska)
Size: 6-2 | Size: 200
Committed to Nebraska as of now
In his junior season, the recently committed Cornhuskers quarterback threw for 3,186 yards and 36 touchdowns. He added 175 rushing yards and three more touchdowns.

Benedictine Luke Kromenhoek (Savannah, Georgia)
Size: 6-4 | Size: 185
Committed to Florida State as of right now
threw for 2,576 yards and 24 touchdowns in his debut season as the starter, leading the Cadets to a AAAA state championship. He also ran for 453 yards and seven additional TDs.

Willis (Texas) resident D.J. Lagway
Weight: 225; height: 6-2
Committed to Florida as of now
The five-star quarterback threw for 2,081 yards and 24 touchdowns in eight games last season, in addition to running for 517 yards and seven additional scores.

Langston Hughes’ Air Noland (Fairburn, Georgia)
Weight: 195; height: 6-3
Ohio State has received my commitment.
led the Panthers to the school’s first-ever state championship and a AAAAAA state title. He amassed impressive stats, completing nearly 75% of his passes while tossing for 4,095 yards and 55 touchdowns. With 792 points, Langston Hughes surpassed the previous state mark for a single season. With 8,024 passing yards in his career, Noland ranks 29th all-time in Georgia history going into his senior year.

Cathedral (Indianapolis)’s Danny O’Neil
Weight: 185; height: 6-0
Committed to Colorado as of now
threw for 5,610 yards and 65 touchdowns over the past two years, ranking among the most successful quarterbacks

Phoenix-based Pinnacle, Dylan Raiola
Weight: 220; height: 6-3
Committed to Georgia as of now
The top prospect in the 2024 class passed for 2,435 yards and 22 touchdowns at Chandler (Ariz.) last year. At Burleson (Texas), he passed for 3,341 yards and 32 touchdowns as a sophomore.

Cheshire Academy, Cheshire, Connecticut, Dante Reno
200 pounds and a height of 6 12
Committed to South Carolina as of right now
Prior to his senior year, he just won MVP honors at the Under Armour Next Camp in New Jersey and has continued to display his exceptional skill set.

Carlsbad, California native Julian Sayin
195 pounds and a height of 6 12
Committed to Alabama now
On the 247Sports composite rankings, the five-star quarterback is ranked as the second-best QB and the best player in California. Over the past two seasons, he has passed for 5,477 yards and 61 touchdowns.

Demond Basha Williams, of Chandler, Arizona
180 pounds; 5-11 height;
Committed to Mississippi as of now
last year, after the Bears defeated Saguaro (Scottsdale) 28-21 in the Open Division final, they won their first state championship. Their final MaxPreps Top 25 ranking was 18, and Williams enters his senior year with 8,432 total offensive yards (6,785 passing, 1,647 rushings) and 81 total touchdowns.

Corner Canyon in Draper, Utah, Isaac Wilson
Weight: 190 pounds; height: 6-0
Committed to Utah as of now
The four-star quarterback was chosen to play in the Elite 11 Finals two days after he committed to the Utes. Wilson passed for 3,774 yards and 40 touchdowns while leading the Chargers to the 6A state title game. He gained 695 further rushing yards and five more touchdowns.

Alex Rose

Alex Rose is a high school football sports writer. He has been covering the local high school football scene for the past three years and has been featured in publications in various Newspapers. He attended New York University where he majored in journalism. Himel is passionate about high school football and enjoys writing about players, coaches, and fans

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