2014 QB Elijah Staley on Dawgs' radar 

March, 13, 2012
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ATLANTA -- The Georgia Bulldogs already have a commitment from one of the top quarterbacks in the 2013 class, but it is never too early to evaluate the next wave of potential elite passers in the Southeast. One sophomore has already made such a name for himself as one of the top talents on the hoops circuit, but he has set out to earn a future on the gridiron as well.
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Tom Hauck for ESPN.comUGA is the first school to consider QB and small forward Elijah Staley for both basketball and football.

Sophomore Elijah Staley (Marietta, Ga./Wheeler) participated in the Nike Football SPARQ Combine this past Sunday at Lakewood Stadium in Atlanta, and the 6-foot-6, 207-pound quarterback put up some impressive numbers. After completing a laser-timed 4.89 in the 40-yard dash, a 4.53 shuttle, a 34.2 inch vertical jump and a power ball throw of 38 feet, good for a SPARQ rating of 89.2, third best among all quarterbacks, Staley hopes to do even better the next time around.

“I need to work on my agility and 40 so I can be at the top of the SPARQ rating next year,” Staley said. “I also want to improve my strength and my speed so I can become more of a dual threat, and I want to improve my accuracy in the pocket and on the run.”

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