Deuce Knight highlights Notre Dame football's future at Elite 11 finals

Notre Dame's Deuce Knight excels at Elite 11 Finals, ranking 4th and highlighting why top programs like Ole Miss continue to pursue him.
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The Notre Dame football team was given another lesson on just why there’s some concern about losing star quarterback commit Deuce Knight. While the Irish are still holding on, there is very little doubt why other schools, especially Ole Miss are still coming for him.

Knight is currency quite busy repping the Fighting Irish at the Elite 11 finals camp where, in a surprise to no one, he’s been quite impressive. The camp is just a few days old, but the 4-star prospect has managed to set himself apart from other players taking part.

According to On3, Knight is right at the top of the list for Elite 11 performers. It stands to reason he’s only going to get better as the week continues.

Notre Dame football commit dominating the competition at Elite 11 camp

20 of the top quarterbacks in the 2025 class are in Los Angeles this week for the Elite 11 Finals, and the prestigious event officially kicked off on Tuesday night. After one day, On3 has Knight ranked as the 4th best participant in the event.

He’s ranked behind only Texas A&M commit Husan Longstreet, Ohio State’s Tavien St. Clair, and Alabama’s Keelon Russell. He’s ranked ahead of quite a few other quarterbacks committed to Power 4 programs and the event’s only uncommitted prospect in Jaron Keawe Sagapolutele.

“On a field alongside the majority of the top quarterbacks in the cycle, Deuce Knight’s physical talent popped,” wrote On3 director of scouting and rankings Charles Power. “He showed one of the strongest arms on hand. Knight was able to generate velocity without strain. The ball came out of his hand cleanly with zip.”

Knight was also said to look as confident as he has in a long time in one of these camp settings. Perhaps that’s because it seems like he’s recommitted to the Notre Dame football team, even if he hasn’t had to do that officially. Over the last few weeks, he’s shown a lot of love to the Irish and made sure to refer to the program as “we.”