Cue up those Colt McCoy comparisons again.
Texas Longhorns quarterback commit Shane Buechele wasn't firing accurate passes from a moving boat to his childhood best friend and roommate on Monday, but he did show off his precision passing ability during the first day of the Elite 11 Finals by winning the Golden Gun Target Challenge at Nike World Headquarters.
The Arlington Lamar product did so by making throws like this one, in which he hit a target from 50 yards away, and earned praise as one of the top performers from one ESPNU observer, along with Georgia commit Jacob Eason:
Scout has a more extended clip package of throws from Buechele that shows the baseball standout demonstrating his live arm on throws down the seam with his quick, compact motion.
The performance was hardly a surprise for those burnt orange faithful paying attention throughout the recruiting process, as Buechele earned his invitation to the Finals by performing well in the semis roughly a month ago. Now the competition level is even higher and the Longhorns pledge won the top Monday honors by beating out the 247Sports Composite No. 3 overall prospect and No. 1 pro-style quarterback in Easton, along with a contigent of other big names like Florida State commit Malik Henry, the No. 3 pro-style quarterback.
And how about his handles? Known more for inheriting the baseball abilities that helped his father play in the Major Leagues for a decade, Buechele's dribbling skills make him look like the type of athlete who could pick up any sport in a matter of minutes:
Of course, he's also a leader in the 2016 Texas class, so he's puting some work recruiting several top Horns targets.
"I want to say Jean Delance, Devwah Whaley and I'm working on Devin Duvernay," Buechele told 247Sports. "I try to give them their space but I try to hold onto them once and then and see how they're doing."
For the record, that means that the Horns have Buechele and freshman linebacker Malik Jefferson working on Delance, the top in-state offenisve tackle target, and Buechele and freshman safety PJ Locke working on Whaley, the top running back target and former teammate of Locke at Beaumont Central. As for Duvernay, the blazing-fast wide receiver, perhaps seeing Buechele performing so well in Oregon could give the Horns a boost with him.
At the least, Buechele is once again showing why the Horns got the right quarterback in the 2016 class.