USC football recruiting: QB commit praised for refined passing at Elite 11

USC football QB coach Graham Harrell. (Alicia de Artola/Reign of Troy)
USC football QB coach Graham Harrell. (Alicia de Artola/Reign of Troy) /

USC football quarterback commit Miller Moss put in a solid showing on Day 1 of the Elite 11.

There isn’t a lot of “real” football going on, but the tentpole events of a USC football recruiting cycle feel a little bit more normal this week thanks to the Elite 11 QB camp.

The top quarterbacks in the country were invited to Nashville for a three-day camp to show off their stuff.

USC quarterback commit Miller Moss was one of them.

How did Miller Moss do on Elite 11 Day 1?

Moss wasn’t one of the top performers of the day, but the passer’s consistency kept him in the top half of the present prospects. At least that’s what media seem to agree on.

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Parker Thune of Sports Illustrated was the most impressed by Miller’s showing.

“Miller doesn’t boast exceptional arm strength. But he’s as refined and accurate a passer as there is among the class of 2021,” Thune reported on Twitter. “He looked solid all night long.”

Thune ranked Moss fourth out of the 11 QBs on Day 1.

Woody Wommack of Rivals also liked what he saw from Moss in terms of reliability.

“The Trojans commit didn’t flash very much, but he also didn’t stand out for poor throws, like some of his fellow competitors,” Wommack wrote. “He throws a very catchable ball and did a nice job of putting it on the money most of the night.”

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Sports Illustrated All-American was even more generous to Moss’ performance, rating him third among the passers in Nashville thanks to clean “timing, accuracy and ball placement.”

Tuesday is a big day for Moss. He comes into the Pro Day Workout officially ranked ninth among the QBs based on criteria factoring in his junior season, his early camp evaluation and overall traits.

A strong enough performance on Tuesday night will move him up those rankings.

Moss is a four-star prospect who committed to USC on June 1. He played for Bishop Alemany in 2019 but has since transferred to Mater Dei.

In the 247Sports composite, he ranks No. 61 overall, No. 6 at quarterback and No. 6 in California.

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