Matt Corral compared to NFL’s highest paid player

The Florida Gators recruiting class received some national attention on Tuesday night when quarterback commit Matt Corral (6-2, 196, Long Beach, CA. Long Beach Poly) was featured during the NFL Network’s series of the Elite 11.

Corral, who was one of 24 quarterbacks invited to the Elite 11 semifinal camp in California this summer, also made the finals and competed in the Opening in July this past summer.

The NFL Network’s series just started on Tuesday and Corral was featured several times during the camp going through drills during practice number one.

Several of the camp’s coaches weighed in on Corral’s performance during the first day of the camp including one coach comparing him to the NFL’s highest paid player.

He might have the strongest arm we’ve had in this camp since Matthew Stafford,” said Elite 11 president Brian Stumpf.

Former Super Bowl champion quarterback Trent Dilfer also had strong praise for Corral during the camp as Dilfer serves as the head guy for the camp.

“You watch the tape and I thought Brett Farve-type playmake,” Dilfer said of Corral. “Incredible special awareness. His ability to have people close to him and kind of wiggle out of stuff. It’s splash reel after splash reel watching his tape.”

Quarterback guru George Whitfield has worked with NFL quarterbacks like Andrew Luck and Jameis Winston and he pointed out one thing that Corral can work on.

“Right now he throws the ball one tempo, and that is heat,” Whitfield said of Corral. “The challenge is going to be to get him to throw different type of passes. Custom service. Not everybody ordered their plate with hot sauce.”

Corral has praised the Elite 11 coaches for helping him improve and that has shown this season on the field.

Through two games Corral is 43-69 (62%) for 633 yards passing and has thrown four touchdowns to just one interception while leading his team to a 2-0 record.

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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for Rivals.com, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.