Posted July 21st, 2008 by Brian
Filed under: Football, Recruiting

Five-star future Texas quarterback [tag]Garrett Gilbert[/tag] received another honor last week when he was named as one of the invitees to the prestigious Elite 11 quarterback camp. The invite-only camp is the top quarterback instructional camp in the country and only the best of the best attend. Previous Elite 11 QB’s include Vince Young, Matt Leinart, and JaMarcus Russell. Our own [tag]Colt McCoy[/tag] will be one of the counselors this year along with other top college players.

Here’s the writeup on Gilbert from the ESPN story:

Garrett GilbertA record-setting Texan with tremendous pocket-passing ability and deceptive athleticism. He emerged as a rising junior when he threw for 2,859 yards and 30 touchdowns and impressed on the Nike Camp and EA SPORTS Elite 11 regional tour. He’s showed not only great skill but also intangibles and toughness last fall, leading his team to a state title despite suffering a shoulder early in the season that required surgery in the off-season. Despite not even turning 17 yet, is a confident, versatile and productive performer who set Texas state records last fall and should only get better as he matures. Son of former NFL quarterback Gale Gilbert. Committed to Texas way back in February over Texas A&M, Nebraska and a host of others.


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  1. reply to  #1


    Garret is going to be the next great college football player. I know being a Longhrons fan we dont like to here about Matt Leinert but Garret is going to be a lot like him with more running ability.

  2. reply to  #2


    I think that’s a decent comparison. Like Leinart, Gilbert doesn’t have a cannon for an arm but he’s smart, accurate, and just an overall great quarterback.

  3. reply to  #3

    Hook'em Horns

    I agree

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