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4-star UNC commit Drake Maye named to Elite 11 QB Finals

A little less than two weeks from now, the 2020 Elite 11 Finals are set to get underway in Nashville (June 29-July 1). The top quarterback in the 2021 class with gather for three days of drills and instruction.

This 20-person class of quarterbacks includes just one ACC commit, currently: Drake Maye. Back in March, Maye flipped his commitment from Alabama to UNC.

(Aaron McLaughlin, a 4-star NC State commit, announced on Twitter that he will be unable to attend the event.)

The 6-foot-5, 210-pound Maye rates as the No. 2 pro-style quarterback in the 2021 class, according to 247 Sports. Maye is the son of former North Carolina quarterback Mark Maye (1984-87) and the younger brother Luke Maye, an All-ACC basketball player at UNC (2015-19). The younger Maye is a solid basketball player as well.

North Carolina’s historically good 2021 class is loaded at wide receiver and defensive line; however, Maye is arguably the group’s most important piece. If he lives up to his billing, North Carolina will eventually have the option to hand Maye the keys to the car, from Sam Howell — who will overlap with Maye for at least one season in Chapel Hill. (Back in 2018, Howell was also an Elite 11 finalist.)

During the 2019 season, Maye threw for 3,512 yards and 50 touchdowns, with just two interceptions. As the starting quarterback at Myers Park, Maye has led the Mustangs to a record of 25-3. He eclipsed the 3,000-yard passing mark as a sophomore in 2018, too. In 2019, Myers Parks made it to the North Carolina 4AA state quarterfinals.

 

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