- Tom Luginbill, RecruitingNation
By now, you know USC commit Max Browne (Sammamish, Wash./Skyline), Penn State commit Christian Hackenberg (Fork Union, Va./Fork Union Military Academy), Alabama pledge Cooper Bateman (Salt Lake City, Utah/Cottonwood) and many of the other top QB prospects. However, with the Elite 11 finals starting on Wednesday, there are other names you should know, some prospects who are slightly under the radar and have the most to gain if they produce strong performances this week.
Unfortunately, prospects can be overlooked for myriad reasons -- lack of recruiting traffic to a rural area, poor scheme, bad film, lack of camp attendance, poor resources to get your film into the hands of recruiters and, believe it or not, so-called "experts" on the Internet who place too much emphasis on whether a prospect has offers.
The following 10 prospects have all seen a slow buildup throughout the recruiting process and, with impressive workout performances to date, have increased their exposure by attending Elite 11 regional camps and earning invites into this year's finals. A good week could raise their profiles even more.
While they might not be the biggest names, here are 10 players to watch at the Elite 11 finals.