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Eli Holstein, Louisiana 4-star quarterback and record-setting athlete, commits to Alabama Crimson Tide

Eli Holstein is an All-American Bowl selection and set the Nike SPARQ testing record for quarterbacks

It's been big month for Zachary High School (Louisiana) quarterback Eli Holstein.

At the Elite 11 Las Vegas regional in early May, the 6-foot-4, 222-pound signal-caller set a new all-time Nike SPARQ testing record for the quarterback position, shattering the old mark of 124 with a 133.56

Holstein ran a 4.64 40-yard dash, posted a 38.3-inch vertical leap, sprinted to a 4.19 20-yard shuttle and tossed the power ball for a mark of 45.5 - all of which are considered solid-to-elite numbers. 

That performance was an immediate attention grabber, and set fire to his already-blazing hot recruitment.

On Tuesday, Holstein put an end to the process, announcing his commitment to Alabama over offers from Florida, LSU, Texas A&M and more than 20 others:

The Louisiana product, who de-committed from Texas A&M in March, is rated the nation's No. 54 overall prospect and No. 8 quarterback, and has accepted invites to the All-American Bowl and Elite 11 Finals.

Both of those events could dramatically boost his stock, particularly since he just recently set a new standard for high school quarterback testing metrics. 

As a junior, Holstein threw for 3,264 yards and 29 touchdowns with six interceptions, adding 515 yards and 14 scores on the ground. 

Here's what 247Sports had to say about Holstein as a prospect:

"Solidly built with the requisite height/size for the position. Good tester with proven athleticism in a combine setting. Effective in the short-to-intermediate passing game thanks to plus velocity. Typically accurate and consistent to those levels. Not a true dual-threat QB but a functionally athletic runner when necessary. More of a pocket/pro-style QB by nature who shows occasional improvisational ability when required. Ball placement is a strength and shows in games and 7-on-7 competition. Can push the ball downfield but sometimes needs to load up to do so. Field athleticism does not always reflect testing data. Brings the ball a bit low at times. May not have the high-end upside of some other quarterbacks in his class, but seems to be a particularly high-floor QB prospect with the potential for a safer long-term trajectory. High-major QB prospect who will arrive in college ready to compete from a physical standpoint." 

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