UNC Football: Drake Maye set to participate in Elite 11

UNC Football four-star commit Drake Maye is participating in the Elite 11 Finals this week down in Nashville as he hopes to impress

University of North Carolina commit Drake Maye has a big opportunity on his hands this week in the Music City.

Maye will be one of the quarterbacks participating in the Finals of the Elite 11 camp showcase which features some of the top high school quarterbacks in the country. The annual event will span over three days this week and see signal callers performing on the field as they try to improve their recruiting stock.

For Maye, it’s a chance to show the rest of the country what he can do and prove that he’s among the best quarterbacks in high school. The best quarterbacks from the qualifying rounds in early 2020 have moved on to the Finals in Nashville this week, so it’s the premier talent in the country.

Joining Maye at the event are:

  • Caleb Williams (uncommitted)
  • J.J. McCarthy (Michigan)
  • Kyle McCord (Ohio State)
  • Brock Vandagriff (Georgia)
  • Tyler Buchner (Notre Dame)
  • Miller Moss (USC)
  • Kaidon Salter (Tennessee)
  • Dematrius Davis (Auburn)
  • Christian Veilleux (Penn State)
  • Garrett Nussmeier (LSU)
  • Ty Thompson (Oregon)
  • Luke Altmyer (Penn State)
  • Carlos Del Rio (Florida)
  • Grayson James (Uncommitted)
  • Maddox Kopp (Uncommitted)
  • Behren Morton (Texas Tech)
  • Kyron Drones (Baylor)
  • Tyler Macon (Missouri)
  • Jay Allen (Uncommitted)

Maye enters this event ranked No. 5 among the Pro-Style quarterbacks in the 2021 class and the No. 48 overall prospect per the 247 Sports Composite rankings. As a four-star recruit, Maye has the chance to up that ranking and possibly earn that fifth-star when evaluators update their rankings.

For that to happen, Maye will need a big showing in Nashville which isn’t out of the question for him.  His future teammates even gave him some words of encouragement before this week’s event:


As the prized recruit in UNC’s 2021 class, Maye leads a promising future with the 2020 class coming in and then the 2021 after it. UNC’s 2021 class currently ranks No. 4 overall and No. 2 in the Atlantic Coast Conference but should climb some more before the Summer is over. A bump for Maye would also be huge for that class ranking.

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