He was directly coached by Alex Brink, a 10,000-yard passer at Washington State, and Craig Nall, a seven-year NFL veteran who backed up the likes of Aaron Rodgers and Brett Favre. He also got some time with analyst Yogi Roth and chess pro Seth Makowsky.

The Elite 11 is a 20-year-old quarterback competition that brings some of the best junior signal callers in the country together, while The Opening is a national camp for players of all positions.

Doty said the focus was on mindset and improving his thinking as much as it was about throwing footballs.

“A lot of it is mentality,” Doty said. “Just controlling the way that you think and the way you do things out there on the field and in life. That was really a main focus for this week.

“I definitely think that’s going to take my game a long way.”

His game was already in pretty good shape last season, as he made a big jump as a passer between his sophomore and junior seasons. He went from a part-time quarterback and part-time receiver to an undisputed starter, and he put up big numbers at the helm.

Doty connected on 71.6 percent of his passes for 3,037 yards, 36 touchdowns and six interceptions. He also ran for 701 yards and seven scores at six yards per carry.

With him running the show, Myrtle Beach went 12-1, securing a state championship with a comeback win against Greer.

The 6-foot-1, 197-pound passer has run a 4.56-second 40-yard dash and is currently the No. 84 player in the country in the 247Sports Composite rankings. But he was around plenty of other highly rated players last week, and he thought that also helped him.

“I definitely think it lifted my game to another level,” Doty said. “Just being around those guys … that have been highly recruited — obviously highly touted quarterbacks and athletes. I really just think it took everybody’s game to the next level. We were all pushing each other and pulling for each other as well.”