This Florida QB commit finished top three in Sports Illustrated’s Elite 11 rankings

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Florida quarterback commit Nick Evers flew under the radar entering the Elite 11 finals this week. 247Sports had him rated as a three-star prospect and 26th-best signal-caller in the country. The Flower Mound, Texas, native didn’t fare much better in the Rivals rankings, either. He was ranked a three-star and as the ninth-best dual-threat quarterback in the class of 2022.

Evers should surge up both rankings after a strong performance this week. He finished top eight in each of the quarterback rankings and wound up third overall in the Sports Illustrated All-American Elite 11 rankings. Elite 11 themselves included Evers in its rankings, and 247Sports had him listed at 11.

Here is a recap of Evers’ performance this week from SI All-American.

Among the top five prospects in our final rankings, Florida commit Nick Evers may have been the most underrated entering Elite 11. He exited the week as one of the consensus favorites among the SI All-American staff.

Generating power from a quick release, on the move and in the pocket, came with extreme ease for Evers. His showing in the Accuracy Gauntlet was spectacularly streaky as Evers nailed eight on-target throws in a row – six of which passed through the bullseye and were deemed perfect – in the midst of the challenge.

What stood out to us about Evers the most was his ability to quickly pick up on new footwork concepts. Hailing from a spread option-heavy offense that operates out of the gun, under center and play-action roll-out dropbacks are a bit foreign to Evers. Despite shaky footwork in some of those specific drills, Evers maintained his impressive velocity and accuracy on the majority of his reps.

It’ll be interesting where Evers ends up after both recruiting services adjust his ranking.

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