Fresh off of his mid-week commitment to Missouri, quarterback Drew Lock headed to Chicago for the Elite 11 Regional camp. Bud Elliott, SB Nation's head of recruiting and man of travel, was there, too. He liked what he saw.
The top player on hand was Drew Lock, of Lee's Summit (Mo.). Lock is a consensus four-star recruit and a recent Missouri commitment. He had one of, if not the strongest arm on hand, and consistently delivered an accurate ball. Lock also has great size, which doesn't matter all that much in an event meant to evaluate quarterback skills, but which matters quite a bit to colleges that must project players down the line. I think Lock will eventually play at 6'5, 220+ and he is one of the best quarterbacks I have seen in the 2015 class.
Elliott also scored a short interview with Lock, as seen above. They talked about both his experience at the time and his Missouri commitment.
How did the coaches react?
"They were ecstatic. They feel like it was a good fit for me ... they were very happy, Coach Pinkel and Coach Hill, it was a good time."
Who are some of the top guys you're looking to bring with you to Columbia?
"Definitely Alex [Ofodile] and Hale [Hentges]. Those are the two main guys as far as receivers and tight ends go in Missouri, so I'm definitely trying to get those guys. There are a couple offensive linemen, a couple wide receivers from Florida that I've been talking to."
He didn't specify who the "receivers from Florida" were, but Rivals lists a Missouri offer to five-star Tarpon Springs prospect George Campbell and three-star Neptune Beach wideout Kalif Jackson, for whatever that's worth.
Lock performed well enough at the camp to score an invitation to the Elite 11 Finals. We knew he was a hell of a get before the weekend, and his trip to Chicago only reinforced that.
Congratulations to Drew Lock on earning his invite to the Elite 11 Finals at The Opening. https://t.co/oSWDfhLwdY— Elite11 (@Elite11) April 13, 2014