Nov 17, 2012; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions helmet sits on the field prior to the game against the Indiana Hoosiers at Beaver Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Elite 11: Penn State Commit Wimbush Turning Heads

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After day 1 of the 2014 Elite 11 in Beaverton, Oregon, Penn State commit Brandon Wimbush has college recruiting analysts and scouts in awe. At the conclusion of Sunday’s first session, Barton Simmons of, called Wimbush the “Alpha Dog” in a roundup update on the session. Simmons said aside from his big arm, he also showcased great feet in drills and made the right reads during his progression drills.

Currently ranked as the number 5 dual-threat quarterback in the country by, Wimbush has been praised for his arm strength by a number of national recruiting analysts and event organizers.


ESPN National Recruiting Analyst, Gerry Hamilton, posted this Vine of Wimbush rifling off a pass to a receiver running a slant route:

Wimbush also drew praise later in the session when he was the first quarterback to run a pressure drill the right way. Wimbush dropped back, shook off pressure from the edge and then threw a laser to his wide receiver in front corner of the end zone.

Wimbush committed to the Nittany Lions on May 6th and is slated to play in the 2015 Under Armour All-American Game this winter. He’ll be joined in Beaverton, Oregon by fellow commits Adam McLean, Juwan Johnson, and Saquon Barkley join him today.


The event will pick back today as athletes will compete in SPARQ Testing, 7-on-7 tournaments and a lineman challenge. Stay tuned to for updates on Penn State commits as they happen throughout The Opening.

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