Dallas Elite 11: In case you missed it

March, 26, 2012
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Dallas Skyline QB Devante Kincade was named the MVP of the Dallas Elite 11 camp and earned the first invitation to the finals.

For Texas fans, all eyes were on Tyrone Swoopes. The Whitewright, Texas, product started slowly and showed how raw of a player he is. He also showed that he can be coached into a phenomenal player.

From Elite 11 coach Yogi Roth:

"You just want to mold it, put your hands on it and build him into the dominant player that he can be."


Swoopes used that coaching and advice he got from Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo to bounce back and work his way to the top group.

Swoopes appeared to take that to heart and quickly moved over to the first group after a few throws to route-running receivers.

That performance helped Swoopes become one of six quarterbacks to compete in the final drill of the camp, a two-minute drill that featured an assortment of short, intermediate and long throws as the player made his way down the field with Roth counting down the game's final seconds.

"What we saw in the two-minute drill is that his mind can play as fast as his athletic ability," Roth said. "He's never dropped back in his life. All of a sudden he's dropping back, I'm screaming at him and he played really poised. I was really proud of him."


Read more from William Wilkerson's story here.

Swoopes and J.T. Barrett (Wichita Falls, Texas/Rider) did eventually earn their golden tickets to the Elite 11 finals in Redondo Beach, Calif., in July by their performance in Sunday's NFTC.

More from the Dallas Elite 11:

Tom Luginbill recaps the action

• Several QBs made long trips to Dallas and made the trip worth it with impressive performances.

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