Christian Veilleux, Penn State quarterback of the future and member of the 2021 recruiting class, will have the opportunity to be named one of the best high school quarterbacks in the nation. At the end of the month, he will arrive in Nashville as one of the Elite 11 finalists. The announcement was made on Friday afternoon.
Veilleux, who committed to the Nittany Lions in April, will join other former Penn State targets Caleb Williams and Garrett Nussmeier in the competition which annually pits the nation's most talented signal-callers against one another. He'll look to become the first Lion recruit to be one of the Elite 11 since his future teammate and current Penn State starter Sean Clifford earned a spot amongst the best in the 2016 competition.
Veilleux spoke with Lions247 about his selection:
“The Elite 11 Finals has been a dream of mine since I started high school and I am extremely excited for the opportunity to join the fraternity. It’s always rewarding seeing your hard work paying off.”
Other future Big Ten quarterbacks in the competition include J.J. McCarthy (Michigan) and Kyle McCord (Ohio State). Dematrius Davis, Jr., who is committed to Auburn and could see action against Penn State in 2021 and 2022, will also be in Nashville to compete.
I am extremely fortunate and thankful for this opportunity! To all the coaches/mentors who have developed me into the QB/player/man that I am today, thank you! The Elite 11 has always been a dream of mine, and I cant wait to be the first QB to rep in the Elite 11 Finals. pic.twitter.com/0Je36dZSXg— Christian Vei11eux (@VeilleuxQB11) June 19, 2020