Jul 9, 2014; Beaverton, OR, USA; Land Sharks quarterback Ricky Town (18) and and Sharks quarterback Deondre Francois (14) listen to Sharks coach Kevin O

USC QB Commit Ricky Town Finishes 8th at Elite 11

Nike’s The Opening concluded on Thursday, with Steve Sarkisian’s quarterback of the future finishing among the nation’s top quarterbacks in the annual Elite 11 “campetition”, presented by ESPN and run by former Super Bowl winning quarterback Trent Dilfer.

Of the 18 finalists, Town made the cut and finished 8th. Here’s the full rankings, which were released late Thursday night:

In addition to performing strictly in Elite 11 competitions, Town had a big day on Thursday to lead the Land Sharks to the final game of the 7-on tournament at The Opening. It was a much-needed bounce back for Town, after having four interceptions on Wednesday.

On his way to the final, Town out-dueled UCLA commit Josh Rosen, the No. 1 quarterback recruit in the country. The battle could be a sign of future meetings between the Trojans and Bruins. Surprisingly, Rosen finished last in the Elite 11, despite analysts raving about his performance.

Alabama quarterback commit Blake Barnett was named MVP of the Elite 11, and capped off his week at Nike with a win over Town’s Land Sharks in the final game of the 7-on tournament.

Should Town enroll at USC as planned, he’ll be the ninth Trojan to compete in the Elite 11, joining the ranks of Matt Leinart, Matt Barkley and current starting quarterback Cody Kessler.

Mark Sanchez remains the only one to win the competition however, having won back in 2004.

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  • J.Lewis

    It’s a reality show. Dilfer is the Kim Kardashian of the E11. Look and listen to me, all about Trent Dilfer Productions and how he promotes himself as some QB guru, which is far from the truth. The Elite 11 needs to go back to the days of no media when they actually tried to teach the kids, instead of self-promoting.
    Trent Dilfer is a complete joke of a Qb coach, but a #1 Diva in front of the camera.

  • Rick

    Josh Rosen ranked number 11 ???

    GET REAL !

    And I’m a “Trojan Fan” to the bone !!!

    Something wrong here, it seems Dilfer plays favorites, and actual talent is thrown out, “NEVER TRUST THE ELITE 11″

    What a joke…


  • Ben Factor

    So, Hank, as a writer, what is your opinion about a question that interests me: did USC invite Barnett and/or
    Waller and/or White to its QB camp last summer? If not, do you know why not?

    Can you please obtain the final Elite 11 ranks of, respectively, Palmer, Leinart, Booty, Barkley, Wittek, Kessler, and Browne? I think that Winston finished 8th, or something like that. How about Andrew Luck and RGIII?

    You’re a smart guy. Please be a part of the campaign to transcend the sound bite. Either the order of the top 11 has some forecasting value, or it doesn’t, right?