Stidham Shines at Elite 11. Texas Tech 2015 commit QB Jarrett Stidham absolutely shined at the Elite 11 yesterday. If it weren't so awesome, it would be embarrassing how much Stidham impressed. I'm not sure where to start and this won't be in any sort of order. Up first is a link to some video from Scout where Stidham talked about the transition from receiver to quarterback and why he chose Texas Tech. The article states that he isn't really looking at any other schools. And everyone pretty much raved at his performance yesterday. 247 Sports:
2. Jarrett Stidham - Stidham entered the day as the Elite 11 leader according to the Elite 11 staff's rankings and he backed that up with a near flawless effort on Monday. He hasn't had one bad practice and on Monday morning he completed five of six passes with his only incompletion being a drop.
Jarrett Stidham: Same as day one -- very good. This time he showed accuracy against defenders. He stuck the ball into tight coverage and led his receivers well. My vote for top signal caller goes to Stidham again today. -CS
And Eleven Warriors:
Today, during a shortened session, Stidham did nothing to jeopardize his standing. Firing on all cylinders during the seven-on-seven style drills, Stidham was sharp, decisive and accurate, earning a lot of praise from camp director Trent Dilfer along the way. The nation's second-ranked "dual threat" quarterback performed with poise and confidence and is now in an excellent position to win the coveted "Golden Gun," given to the camp's top overall performer.
And B/R's Michael Felder in a video review (complete with commentary from Felder as well as video) says that Stidham was just terrific.
Oh, and we're not quite done yet. The Cleveland Plain Dealer said that Stidham was the #1 quarterback from the three day event:
Best performance: Jarrett Stidham (Stephenville, Texas/Stephenville)
Stidham, a Texas Tech commit, was a bit of an acquired taste. While the big arms of a Brandon Wimbush or an Alex Malzone wowed you and the impressive build of a Torrance Gibson turned heads, Stidham kept chipping away.
He had a solid performance Sunday morning. Then again Sunday afternoon. And he was clean Monday.
Add it all together and the cumulative effect is that nobody was more consistently effective than Stidham, who at this point looks like a steal for Red Raiders coach Kliff Kingsbury.
Today, things transition to The Opening, which includes players from every position (the Elite 11 is just quarterbacks) which means that Breiden Fehoko gets to terrorize offensive linemen.