Some of the best quarterbacks in college football descend each year on the Nike headquarters in Oregon to serve as camp counselors for the Elite 11, the camp for the top high school QB’s from around the country.
But high schoolers aren’t the only ones who get to strut their stuff at the showcase camp.
Each year the counselor competition is one of the highlights of the week, with college QB’s competing against one another in a series of drills to see who gets to take home top honors. This year included such names as Ohio State’s J.T. Barrett, Penn State’s Christian Hackenburg and Tennessee’s Josh Dobbs in attendance, just to name a few.
This year’s winner of the counselor competition, however, is a bit of an unlikely suspect.
Dobbs squared off in the finals with Arizona State’s Mike Bercovici, and the signal caller for the Sun Devils came out on top. (You may remember Bercovici for the game-winning Hail Mary against USC last season, one of the most talked-about plays in ASU history).
While winning a QB competition at a summer camp doesn’t really mean much in the overall scheme of things, it’s still an encouraging sign for the upcoming season, and according to USA Today Sports’s Paul Myerberg, Bercovici has looked sharp all week. Sun Devils fans certainly hope he can keep the momentum going into the 2015 season, which starts September 5th when ASU takes on Texas A&M at NRG Stadium in Houston.
Bercovici split time last season with Taylor Kelly, but still managed to throw for 1,445 yards with 12 TDs and just four picks.
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