May 23, 2016
ANN ARBOR – Dylan McCaffrey is already rated as the top 2017 quarterback in the nation.
The Michigan commit from Valor Christian High School in Highlands Ranch, Colo., will get a chance to prove it against his peers.
McCaffrey earned an invitation to the Elite 11 Finals, an annual competition for the top senior quarterbacks in the nation. At the conclusion of the event, which will be June 3-5 in Los Angeles, The Elite 11 will be named and will all receive an invitation to the Nike The Opening Finals, July 5-10 in Beaverton, Ore.
McCaffrey earned the invitation to the Elite 11 Finals after competing in a The Opening regional event in Oakland, Calif., on Sunday. Michigan already has four 2017 commits invited to The Opening Finals in running backs A.J. Dillon and O’Maury Samuels, linebacker Joshua Ross and cornerback Benjamin St-Juste.
At 6-foot-5 and 200 pounds, McCaffrey is a five-star recruit and rated the No. 1 quarterback and No. 19 player overall in the 2017 class, according to 247 Sports Composite rankings. He’s the son of former NFL wide receiver Ed McCaffrey and younger brother of Stanford star running back Christian McCaffrey. McCaffrey verbally committed to Michigan on Feb. 15.
“He makes people around him better,” Valor Christian coach Rod Sherman told MLive in February. “In a day and age when a lot of quarterbacks can sometimes get frustrated with others around them and show that maybe in a negative way, Dylan never does that. He’s always encouraging to his teammates and it makes his teammates want to play harder for him.
“I don’t have much negative to say about the kid, because he’s such a great kid.”