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Elite 11: Oklahoma State Commit Zane Flores has Strong Showing, Misses Top 11

June 30, 2022
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STILLWATER – Judging by his comments in interviews and so many observations from media and recruiting analysts in attendance in Redondo Beach, Calf. for the finals of the 2022 Elite 11, Oklahoma State commitment and Gretna, Neb. quarterback Zane Flores performed well and could easily finish in the top 11 of the Elite 11. Most observers had him in the top 11 after day one and day two. Student Sports and Elite 11 announced on Twitter Friday “The Elite 11” following competition in the event from June 28-30. Flores was not on the list. The final rankings were based roughly on 50 percent off performance at the event and physical traits and 50 percent off video study by the staff of the quarterback’s previous high school season.

Some outlets released their own rankings. These come from media that attended the event in person. 247Sports had Flores ranked No. 10 among the quarterbacks and said this:

Flores was steady throughout the week and never left our top 11 following Day 1. He's one of those quarterbacks who just does a little of everything well and there's still a lot of development left with him. He has a prototype 6-3, 190 pound frame and will have no issue adding good weight. He can make throws in and out of the pocket, has a smooth, easy delivery and throws a very catchable ball. 

Sports Illustrated had Flores ranked No. 15 among the 20 quarterbacks in attendance.

Despite throws like that one posted all over Twitter, Flores wasn’t on the final 11. He was impressive and he did finish in the top 10 in the Mega Target Challenge.

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Another big part of the final day was the 7-on-7 competition and On3 compiled and posted these stats from that portion of the final day.

Jackson Arnold: 10-for-16 with 1 TD and 1 INT off a drop

Rickie Collins: 8-for-17 with 2 TDs and 1 INT

Brady Drogosh: 9-for-16 with 2 TDs and 1 INT

Zane Flores: 10-for-16 with 1 TD and 1 INT

Brock Glenn: 11-for-16 with 1 TD and 1 INT

Eli Holstein: 13-for-18 with 3 TDs

Avery Johnson: 9-for-17 with 1 TD and 1 INT

JJ Kohl: 13-for-16 with 6 TDs

Kenny Minchey: 10-for-18 with 1 TD, 1 INT and 1 timed sack.

Dante Moore: 16-for-19 with 4 TDs

Malachi Nelson: 11-for-19 with 3 TDs and 2 timed sacks

Austin Novosad: 12-for-17 with 1 TD and 2 INTs

Chris Parson: 14-for-17 with 3 TDs

Jaden Rashada: 10-for-19

Malachi Singleton: 8-for-16 with 2 TDs

Jaxon Smolik: 9-for-17 with 3 TDs and 1 dropped INT

Marcus Stokes: 11-for-17, 2 TDs and 1 INT

Christopher Vizzina: 12-for-19, 4 TDs

As far as the final rankings, Oklahoma pledge and Denton Guyer quarterback Jackson Arnold was selected as the MVP. Oddly enough, Arnold played against the MVP of last year’s Elite 11 in Cade Klubnick in the Texas Class 6A Division I State Championship Game last year. 

I can tell you this from having watched Flores on video from last season and in person, at “The Show” at Oklahoma State that I believe the Cowboys have a very talented quarterback to head up their 2023 recruiting class. Flores has excellent arm talent, very good accuracy, and is a mature leader on the football field. 

 

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Elite 11: Oklahoma State Commit Zane Flores has Strong Showing, Misses Top 11

1,105 Views | 3 Replies | Last: 1 mo ago by TeaTownCowboy
CaliforniaCowboy
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WOW... I'll take Kohl or Moore

JJ Kohl: 13-for-16 with 6 TDs
Eli Holstein
: 13-for-18 with 3 TDs
Dante Moore: 16-for-19 with 4 TDs
Chris Parson: 14-for-17 with 3 TDs
Malachi Singleton: 8-for-16 with 2 TDs
Christopher Vizzina: 12-for-19, 4 TDs
TeaTownCowboy
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I'm sure politics isn't a factor into the equation of who's top 11, but not a big deal. Flores looked good, let's hope he honors his verbal and ends up in Stilly. He looks good.
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