Vol QB Commit Invited to Elite 11 Finals

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    Tennessee has been well-represented at the prestigious Elite 11 Finals over the last few years. That doesn’t look to be changing in this year’s event, either.

    The official Elite 11 Twitter account announced on Friday afternoon that four-star Vol commit Kaidon Salter was one of the 20 quarterbacks invited to this year’s camp. This year marks the third-straight season that Tennessee has had a quarterback commit invited to the Elite 11 Finals, and it’s the fourth time since 2015 that Tennessee has been represented.

    The 6-foot-1, 185-pound dual-threat quarterback from Cedar Hill, Texas will join the likes of five-stars Brock Vandagriff (Georgia commit), Tyler Buchner (Notre Dame commit), Caleb Williams (uncommitted), Sam Huad (Washington commit), JJ McCarthy (Michigan commit), and Kyle McCord (Ohio State) among others at the event.

    Salter announced his commitment to the Vols on May 10th of this year, choosing Tennessee over his other finalists of Auburn and Baylor. The talented QB recently received a significant ratings boost on both 247Sports and Rivals, earning his fourth star on Rivals and moving up from No. 90 overall to No. 62 overall in the 2021 class on 247Sports. He’s rated as the fourth-best dual-threat quarterback in the cycle per 247Sports.

    The multi-sport athlete competes in football and track at Cedar Hill High School and was named the Distric 7-6A MVP in football as a junior, leading Cedar Hill to a 9-3 record.

    In his first season at Cedar Hill last year, Salter completed 60.8 percent of his 245 pass attempts for 2,550 yards, 28 touchdowns, and just six interceptions while also running for 616 yards and 10 scores on 100 carries.

    This year’s Elite 11 Finals will take place in Nashville, TN rather than the usual Frisco, TX. The camp will run from June 29th through July 1st. It will include on-field drills, routes-on-air, classroom instruction, and off-field development.

    Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, it’s likely some things will be altered from previous Elite 11 events. But all quarterbacks in attendance will still compete against one another for the chance to earn MVP honors.

    Last year, Vol commit Harrison Bailey was invited and participated in the Elite 11 Finals. Prior to that, Vol commit Brian Maurer participated in the 2018 Elite 11 Finals. Tennessee didn’t have any commits invited to the event in 2017 or 2016, but Jarrett Guarantano participated in the 2015 Elite 11 Finals.