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Bray's Elite 11 showing impressive

Originally Published: July 22, 2009
By Jc Shurburtt | Scouts Inc.

ALISO VIEJO, Calif.- Tyler Bray continued his "out-of-nowhere" journey toward top quarterback prospect with another stellar showing during Wednesday morning's Elite 11 quarterback camp workout in Southern California.

The 6-foot-6, 190-pounder from Kingburg (Calif.) High won the EA Sports Golden Gun Accuracy Challenge for the second straight day, earning the right to wear the golden jersey on Thursday, the final session of the camp.

"The deep ball is starting to pay off for me," Bray said. "I am hitting that. I hit it five total times, so it is starting to go good."

The San Diego State commit jumped onto the recruiting radar with a series of outstanding performances at camps. First, there was the Stanford Nike Football Training Camp, where he impressed on-lookers with his size and rocket arm. Then, he had an equally impressive showing at the USC skills camp, causing many to wonder why he did not have dozens of scholarship offers.

"The USC skills camp is when I started to get noticed," Bray said. "I came back for the rising stars camp and did real well there, too."

The Aztecs were one of those schools and he committed to them on the fifth of July.

"I fit in a pro-style offense," he said. "That's why I committed to San Diego State, because they run an offense that can get you to the next level." Bray says that while his commitment to the Aztecs is firm, he won't turn away any new suitors that are interested in him.

"I will just have to sit down with my family and my quarterback coach and see what happens when it settles," he said. "I want to see what they want and see what I want. I will definitely listen to them."

The progression of Bray has continued this week at the Elite 11, not just in the accuracy challenge, but in the drills and working with the coaches at the event.

"[The counselors] have helped me a lot with my footwork," Bray. "Since I am so big, I have to work on that and get that down."

Bray has been a starter for his high school team since his sophomore year and has thrown more than 50 touchdown passes during that time. Last, year he was an All-Section selection.

Bray added that he would like to add weight before stepping into a college program.

"I weigh about 190, so I need to put on about 30 pounds," he said.

Quick hitters from Wednesday

• Earlier this week, Michigan State quarterback commit Joe Boisture talked about his commitment to the Spartans. He was committed to Boston College earlier in the process before switching to MSU.

According to Boisture, he will fulfill a lifelong dream suiting up for State.

"I've always wanted to be a Spartan," he said. "My grandfather coached there. I loved BC and everything, but it came down to distance. I am excited to get to Michigan State. I will be there in January. It will be great to wear that Green and White, finally."

His grandfather, the late Dan Boisture, coached the offensive backfield at MSU under Duffy Daugherty from 1959-66 and was the head coach at Eastern Michigan from 1967-73. The Spartans claimed National Titles in 1965 and 1966.

• It's the eve of Under Armour All-American quarterback Jesse Scroggins (Lakewood, Calif./Lakewood), the only non-committed quarterback at the camp, making his commitment. The announcement will be on ESPN's College Football Live, which airs at 3 p.m. Thursday. Scroggins will pick Southern California, Florida or Tennessee. The Trojans are the team to beat.

Scroggins continued to impress on Wednesday with how quick he gets the ball out and sees his receivers. He hasn't always thrown a nice, tight spiral in the drills all week, but he gets it there and gets it there fast.

Chandler Whitmer (Downer's Grove, Ill./South) continues to impress. He has a quick release and throws it with good velocity.

• Washington commit Nick Montana (Westlake Village, Calif./Oaks Christian) and BYU commit Jake Heaps (Sammamish, Wash./Skyline) both continued to be models of consistency.

JC Shurburtt covers recruiting for ESPN.com. He can be reached at jcsespn@aol.com.

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