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North Carolina 4-star QB commit Bryce Baker earns Elite 11 Finals invite

Collin-headshotby:Collin Ginnan04/28/24


Kernersville (N.C.) East Forsyth’s Bryce Baker is a top-20 quarterback in the 2025 recruiting class and is set to bring some firepower to the in-state North Carolina Tar Heels. He was the first prospect to commit to UNC’s 2025 class and following a productive junior season, the On300 passer continues to impress.

On Sunday, Baker earned an invitation to the Elite 11 Finals this summer in Los Angeles. That comes following a standout performance at the Elite 11 regional competition in the Atlanta area.


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.

He becomes the ninth invitee to this year’s event, joining 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 and Florida State pledge Tramell Jones.

Bryce Baker Recruit Profile

Baker is the nation’s No. 258 overall prospect, No. 20 quarterback and No. 6 recruit from North Carolina in the 2025 cycle according to the On3 Industry Ranking — a weighted average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies.

On3 ranks Baker as the No. 192 overall recruit and No. 17 passer in the 2025 On300. On3 Director of Scouting and Rankings Charles Power wrote this about him in February:

“Baker made strides as a passer as a junior, turning in a productive season after a transfer. Baker doubles as a good high school basketball player and shows playmaking ability outside of structure.”