The Elite 11 Finals and Texas high school football go hand in hand.
As a matter of fact, the past two Elite 11 MVPs have been from the Lone Star State in Denton Guyer's Jackson Arnold (Oklahoma) and Austin Westlake's Cade Klubnik (Clemson).
The 2023 class of invitees will feature at least three signal callers from the TXHSFB ranks, as DJ Lagway, Hauss Hejny, Michael Hawkins Jr., and Will Hammond will take a shot at making it three years in a row.
DJ Lagway, a 6-foot-3, 210-pounder from Willis, is verbally committed to play at Florida, checking in as the No. 1 QB in the 2024 DCTF Rising Hot 100. Lagway is a talented dual-threat with tremendous arm power.
Hauss Hejny, a 6-foot-0, 185-pounder from Aledo, is verbally committed to TCU, checking in as the No. 7 QB in the 2024 DCTF Rising Hot 100. Hejny is another talented dual-threat who helped lead the Bearcats to the 5A Division I state championship.
Michael Hawkins Jr., a 6-foot-2, 185-pounder from Frisco Emerson, is verbally committed to Oklahoma, checking in as the No. 2 QB in the 2024 DCTF Rising Hot 100. Hawkins is an accomplished thrower and runner who has twice claimed QB MVP honors at the Next Level Athlete Texas Top 100 Showcase.
Will Hammond, a 6-foot-2, 190-pounder from Hutto, is verbally committed to Texas Tech, checking in as the No. 3 QB in the 2024 DCTF Rising Hot 100. Hammond completed 189 of 320 passes for 2,763 yards and 30 touchdowns. Rushed for 728 yards and nine scores.
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