UPDATE (8:30 P.M.): Super Bowl-winning quarterback and current ESPN NFL analyst Trent Dilfer knows good quarterbacking. He sees what Barrett's doing as good quarterbacking.
Ohio State QB JT Barrett just threw a pass to the goal line so nice that it made Elite 11 coach Trent Dilfer scream from midfield.
— Tyler Donohue (@TDsTake) July 6, 2015
J.T. Barrett's known as a quick healer. So much that Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer was pleasantly surprised the quarterback got as many reps as he did during spring drills.
"J.T. is doing good, he’s doing more,” Meyer said in March. “I thought he would be much more limited but he’s getting every mini-field and 7-on-7 rep."
Monday, the guy who shattered a flock of Ohio State and Big Ten records on his way a fifth place finish in the Heisman Trophy voting, showed another step in his progression back from a fractured right ankle at Nike's Elite 11 quarterback camp in Beaverton, Ore., kicking off The Opening. (Get details on the Elite 11 and more over here.)
JT Barrett out here at Elite 11 without any brace or wrap, moving smoothly and looking his normal self. He's ready to roll.
— Paul Myerberg (@PaulMyerberg) July 6, 2015
In case you need a refresher on what Ohio State lost when Barrett had his ankle snapped in the team's 42-28 victory against Michigan in November, here's video of the redshirt sophomore working with campers:
Barrett wasn't the only Big Ten gunslinger in attendance Monday, as Penn State's Christian Hackenberg took a stab at instructing the nation's top quarterback recruits along with other notable college names.
Malik Zaire, JT Barrett, Christian Hackenberg, Dashaun Watson and Josh Dobbs a few of the QB counsellors at Elite11 pic.twitter.com/AtCnWQJdit
— Tom VanHaaren (@TomVH) July 6, 2015
Last week, Meyer said Barrett is 95 percent recovered from his injury and with fall camp less than a month away, don't expect him to let Miller or Cardale Jones take Ohio State's starting job without a fight.