Hampton, Va., quarterback Tyrod Taylor was called today and told he is one of the players invited to the Elite 11 Quarterback Competition. The 6-foot-1, 193-pounder is thrilled with the news.
"It is just great to be mentioned at first and is an even greater honor to now be picked as one of the top quarterbacks in the country," he said. "I can't wait to get out there and work with the counselors and the other Elite 11 players.
"This is just a great individual honor that is a Lord's blessing. It really shows all my personal hard work paid off. I know I still have to continue to work hard and compete before I get out there."
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Previously Taylor was considering making an announcement at or sometime around the competition in July if he was selected, but at this time he isn't sure exactly what he'll do yet.
"I know I'm still going to decide before the season. I'm not exactly sure when I'll do it," he said. "This announcement put a twist in my plans. I am still planning to head to Florida for summer camp and I'll possibly go to a couple other schools to get more work in before the competition."
The 2006 Elite 11 Competition will be held in Southern California from July 24 through the 27th. The competition is designed to give the best quarterbacks in the country, top-level schooling from some of the best quarterbacks in the business.
Previous EA Sports Elite 11 alums include Vince Young, Matt Leinart, Brodie Croyle, Jeff Smoker, Kyle Orton, Chris Leak, Tyler Palko, Brock Berlin and more.