West Springfield (Springfield, VA) quarterback and UVa commitment Peter Lalich has had a terrific off-season, earning top scholarship offers as well as earning first-team all-combine honors at the Army All-American junior combine in January. His most recent achievement – being selected to the Elite 11 Quarterback Competition – certainly ranks up there among his list of achievements.
“I had just finished my workout in California. They told me I made it and I was real excited,” Lalich said.
The Elite 11 Quarterback Competition, which invites the top 11 quarterback prospects in the country as determined by Student Sports, will be held in Southern California the from July 24th-27th. Hampton star Tyrod Taylor and Byrnes (Duncan, S.C.) standout Willy Korn are among the players already selected. Former Virginia quarterback Matt Schaub is among the previous teachers at the camp.
“I think it’s going to be the most fun I’ve had playing in my life,” Lalich said. “I’m going to get to work with the best guys and hang with the best players. I don’t know how much more I can learn physically, but I’m going to learn how to compete. I’m going to learn more mentally, I think. It’s going to be fun.”
In addition to preparing for the Elite 11 event as well as his senior season, the 6-5, 230-pound Lalich continues to try and help the UVa staff bring in as much talent as possible in the 2007 class. He is impressed with what Al Groh and company have done so far.
”I think Virginia’s doing a real good job,” Lalich said. “There are just a few more spots we need to fill.”
Lalich does what he can, but he does not try and push a decision on anyone.
“I try to keep in contact. I don’t try to force anything on anyone. I just talk about what a great place Virginia is and that I’d like to play with the best players,” Lalich said. “I tell them I’m going to work hard to win as many ACC and National Championships as I can.”
Lalich is rated a 4-star prospect by Rivals.com and Scout.com and is rated the #2 overall prospect in the state by TheSabre.com.