Evansville (Ind.) Harrison quarterback Joey Elliott picked up his first scholarship offer earlier this week from out in Pac 10 country. Washington State stepped up with an offer this past Wednesday and we're pretty sure it won't be his last.
Elliott, 6-3, 190 pounds is a pure pocket passer with a live arm. In the game we watched, he was in the shotgun 90% of the time and was able to step up and make throws all over the field. He has plus arm strength and can throw the out or the skinny post on a rope.
He has decent mobility but throws much better when he has time to set his feet rather than when he's having to move around a little. Shows nice touch on his deep balls and looks very poised in the pocket. He can make that first guy miss, but isn't the type of quarterback who will scramble for too many first downs. As a junior, the signal caller completed 222-398 for 2,689 yards and 28 touchdowns.
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Along with the Cougars, Elliott is also drawing interest from Indiana, Purdue, Michigan State, Texas A&M, Ohio State, Clemson, and Notre Dame. Now that Washington State has offered, more than likely a few others will follow suit, that's typically how it works in the recruiting world and Elliott is talented enough to garner that kind of attention.
Prior to the offer from the Cougars, the quarterback listed his top schools as Purdue, Indiana, Mississippi, Iowa and Michigan but you would have to put Washington State in the mix now as well. Academically, Elliott is solid carrying a 3.5 GPA. He'll attend the Nike Camp at Georgia Tech in early May.