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Tanner McKee, one of Nebraska’s top targets in the 2018 class, will compete in the Elite 11 finals this June.
QB Tanner McKee invited to the @Elite11 finals in June
— Brian Perroni (@Perroni247) February 4, 2017
The Corona (Calif.) Centennial High quarterback, rated a 4-star prospect by 247Sports, was the first player to be invited to the annual camp.
In March, McKee traveled from Southern California to Houston to compete in the first of the Elite 11’s regional competitions, rather than compete in the regional competition in Los Angeles.
The 6-foot-6, 199-pound McKee currently has 12 offers, including from Nebraska. He told Land of 10 after his unofficial Lincoln last November he’s interesting in taking an official visit to Nebraska. He was visited by offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf during the December visiting period.
The Elite 11 is a nationwide competition for high school quarterbacks, with alums including Teddy Bridgewater, Andrew Luck, Matthew Stafford, Tim Tebow and Jameis Winston.
The MVP of the 2016 Elite 11 was 5-star quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, who signed his letter of intent to Alabama on Signing Day just a few days ago.
This dime of a throw shows why McKee was invited to the camp.
Pump fake … #GotEem!
— Damon Sayles (@DamonSayles) February 4, 2017
Nebraska makes top prospect’s final 9
Nebraska is still in the running for a 4-star corner.
Verone McKinley III announced via Twitter on Sunday he is down to Alabama, Clemson, LSU, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Penn State, Texas A&M and UCLA.
V3 TOP 3X3 ❗️ pic.twitter.com/beMg92dw2E
— Verone McKinley III (@vmckinley3) February 4, 2017
Nebraska offered McKinley III back in February of 2016. The Carrollton (Texas) Hebron star is the No. 27 corner in the 2018 class. He’s already unofficially visited Texas A&M three times; Oklahoma, Texas and LSU twice; plus Baylor, Clemson and TCU once each.