4-Star Texas QB commit KJ Lacey earns 'best footwork' at Elite 11 Finals

KJ Lacey's showing in the Elite 11 Finals checked the boxes for what you look for from a top blue-chip QB prospect on the recruiting trail.
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Four-star Saraland (AL) quarterback commit KJ Lacey represented Texas football during the three days of the Elite 11 Finals in Los Angeles, CA, this week. Lacey turned in a great performance over the three days of competition at the Elite 11 Finals, which wrapped up on June 20.

Texas football QB KJ Lacey impresses with his elite footwork and agility at the Elite 11 Finals

Lacey finished up the Elite 11 Finals as one of the top five best performers. He showed off impressive accuracy, timing, and footwork during the individual and 7-on-7 competitions.

Probably the most impressive part of Lacey's showing at the Elite 11 Finals was his footwork. He was incredibly quick and balanced while getting off some nice throws during the individual competitions, especially the accuracy challenge a couple of days ago. Lacey finished third in the accuracy challenge.

The Elite 11 Finals Superlatives from On3's Charles Power on June 21 named Lacey as the quarterback that had the best footwork at the competition this week. Power was impressed by Lacey's coordination, quickness, and agility while getting off seamless throws from the pocket.

"The Texas commit was able to get good depth on his drops in addition to moving well in scenarios that asked for the quarterbacks to get outside of the pocket. While not an overwhelming rush threat, Lacey backs up the movement skills we saw at the Elite 11 Finals on Friday nights as an improvisational player behind the line of scrimmage. "

A solid showing at the Elite 11 Finals is yet another reason why the Longhorns faithful should be excited about Lacey's arrival on campus next year.

Lacey is one of the top quarterback recruits in the nation in the 2025 class, and he's working to recruit other top skill recruits to Texas this summer. Priority five-star Jacksonville (FL) Mandarin wide receiver Jaime Ffrench was catching passes at the Elite 11 Finals for the last few days.

Lacey has made it a priority to recruit top wideout recruits in the 2025 class, like Ffrench and Duncanville (TX) five-star Dakorien Moore to the Longhorns. It just so happens that Ffrench and Lacey are both on campus for their official visits to Texas this weekend (June 21-23).

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