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2020 ELITE 11 FINALS: USC Commit Miller Moss Day 3 + Recap

July 1, 2020

B‍efore we go any further talking about the 2020 Elite 11 Finals in Murfreesboro (TN), the performance of 4-Star Mater Dei QB and USC Commit Miller Moss‍, we should inform those reading this that 75% of the Final Results are based on 2019 Season Video Evaluations.

While we're not sure how that’s significant in determining who wins a competition seven to eight months after the season ended, it is what it is. Also, this year because of weather concerns, the 7v7 session of the event was replaced by what was basically an endurance contest with the Quarterbacks throwing at targets.

Moss finished in the Top 5 in the Monday and Tuesday sessions, but remained just outside the Top 10 overall. That's the equivalent of LSU playing in the national title game versus Clemson down 14 points at kickoff. So while the format was puzzling and confusing to most of us, it was a blessing the kids were able to compete this week. For those who don't attend the event and curious what the biggest takeaways for the Elite Finalists were, Moss touches on that in the video below. 

The Elite 11 is much bigger than winning an award and impressing onlookers. It's much more about learning from some of the finest coaches in the nation, understanding the responsibilities that come with being an Elite QB and bonding with the fellow competitors, than beating them. I love the event and what it ultimately stands for, but it can drive those in attendance crazy trying to figure out how they rank the guys.

Heavy Oklahoma lean Caleb Williams‍ won MVP this year, but his performances this week were actually fairly pedestrian. I've seen Williams multiple times and although he didn't necessary wow anyone this week, I believe he's the Top 2021 QB prospect. I too believe Moss is one of the Top 3 in the nation and I've seen him in every environment there is. I've now seen Moss at the Elite 11, in several 7v7 events, other camps and on the field balling for Alemany.

After the event I asked Trent Dilfer his thoughts on Moss.

“I have a daughter Tori who's a a setter (Volleyball) at Louisville, and she has the gift of smooth,” Dilfer said.”And Miller has the same gift. He has the gift of smooth and he makes hard things look easy. He can go really fast and look like he's not using much energy and he just doesn't need to try hard on many things...and I mean that as a compliment. My daughter’s the same way. But he'll play football for a long, long time because he doesn't have to expend too much horsepower doing really good things."

I'll end this article saying I'm a huge fan of Moss on and off the field. He's taken the recruiting baton for the Trojans and rallying the troops, because he's a natural and confident leader. You'll see that this season for the Monarchs when he's commanding the Dave Money coordinated offense.

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