Las Vegas E-11 recruiting notes

Originally Published: June 17, 2012
By Erik McKinney | RecruitingNation
LAS VEGAS -- The Las Vegas Elite 11 featured quarterbacks committed to Alabama, Penn State, Washington, Texas Tech, Rutgers, Maryland, Purdue, Missouri and Cincinnati, but two quarterbacks without a single offer muscled their way into the finals. It was the second time in as many months that Zack Greenlee (Stockton, Calif./Lincoln) and Jihad Vercher (Los Angeles/Salesian) went toe to toe and throw for throw with some of the most highly recruited quarterbacks in the country. Greenlee took home the regional MVP, but Vercher again turned heads with his play.

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Tom Hauck/ESPNHSJihad Vercher's recruiting stock should rise after his performance at the Las Vegas Elite 11.

Now, Vercher will concentrate on getting college programs to take another look at him. Salesian hosted dozens of coaches this spring, but the 5-foot-11, 198-pound Vercher is still waiting for his first offer. He hopes Minnesota could be close to extending one, as the Golden Gophers have expressed more interest recently.