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Nebraska 4-star QB commit TJ Lateef earns Elite 11 Finals invitation

Collin-headshotby:Collin Ginnan05/20/24


Orange (Calif.) Lutheran four-star quarterback TJ Lateef just joined Nebraska’s recruiting class eight days ago. Lateef said he believes in Huskers head coach Matt Rhule and that he wants to be a part of the turnaround in Lincoln.

Now, Lateef has earned an invitation to the Elite 11 Finals this summer in Los Angeles.


There are few higher honors for high school quarterbacks than being invited to the Elite 11 Finals. The event, which will celebrate its 25th year in 2024, brings together the country’s elite signal-callers for three days of competition and training in Los Angeles.

Elite 11 alumni include Carson PalmerAndrew LuckMatthew StaffordTim Tebow, and more recently Trevor LawrenceC.J. StroudBryce Young and more. Last year’s Elite 11 Finals featured more than a dozen of the top 20 quarterbacks in the final On3 Industry Rankings, including each of the top five players at the position.

Lateef joins 13 previous invitees: USC commit Julian Lewis, Ohio State pledge Tavien St. Clair, Notre Dame commit Deuce Knight, Texas A&M commit Husan Longstreet, Texas commit K.J. Lacey, SMU commit Keelon Russell, Oklahoma commit Kevin Sperry, Florida State pledge Tramell Jones, North Carolina commit Bryce Baker, Missouri commit Matt Zollers, Georgia pledge Ryan Montgomery, TCU commit Ty Hawkins and Tennessee pledge George MacIntyre.

TJ Lateef Recruit Profile

Lateef is the nation’s No. 277 overall prospect, No. 25 quarterback and No. 25 recruit from California in the 2025 cycle according to the On3 Industry Ranking — a weighted average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies.

Scout’s Take: “Lateef has shown nice passing polish and had an encouraging sophomore season against top competition in Southern California.” — Charles Power, Director of Scouting and Rankings

Scout’s Take: “TJ Lateef stood out in what was a very impressive quarterback group. His athletic ability combined with the velocity he could put on the ball was tremendous. Not only could he put some heat on the football, he showed excellent touch on deep passes and could really put some air underneath the football on long balls down the sideline. Out of the pocket he was extremely comfortable and was pinpoint accurate on the move. He has all the physical tools and natural arm talent that teams covet in today’s modern offenses.” — National Scout Cody Bellaire at April Under Armour LA Camp