The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are busting their butts to assemble a top 10 recruiting class for the 2018 cycle, and a big part of that possible success will be in Oregon for The Opening.
What Is The Opening?
Unless you have been living under a rock for the past few years (or just don’t follow college football recruiting) The Opening is a “campetition” that oversees the best recruits in the country. The Elite 11, Individual testing, Lineman Challenge, and 7 on 7 championship. Nike Football organizes and administers the event. Nike has evaluated over 4000 athletes at 13 regional events all over the country. Worthy prospects were given invitations to the Finals in Beaverton, Oregon.
The even begins today with the arrival, and will continue through Monday, July 3.
Representing Notre Dame
Although college coaches are forbidden to attend these type of recruiting camps, Notre Dame is well represented this year with 5 commitments that received invitations.
Notre Dame Commits At The Opening
|SAFETY||Derrik Allen||4 Star|
|DT||Ja'Mion Franklin||3 Star|
|LB||Ovie Oghoufo||3 Star|
|TE||George Takacs||4 Star|
|DT||Jayson Ademilola||4 Star|
Top Irish Prospects
While there are a very large number of recruits at The Opening that hold a scholarship offer from Notre Dame, there are a handful of them that are serious prospects with a chance of ending up in South Bend.
Notre Dame Prospects At The Opening
|WR||Amon-Ra St. Brown||5 Star|
|ROVER||Shayne Simon||4 Star|
|OL||Jamaree Salyer||5 Star|
|WR||Kevin Austin||4 Star|
|CB||Houston Griffith||4 Star|
|LB||Jack Lamb||4 Star|
|LB||Cam McGrone||4 Star|
|DT||PJ Mustipher||4 Star|
|OL||Emil Ekiyor||4 Star|
Schedule of Events
The Opening consists of:
- Elite 11
- Nike+ Football Ratings Championship
- Final Five Lineman Challenge
- 7 on 7 Championship
Here is a rundown of the events:
The Opening Schedule
|Wednesday||ARRIVAL||All day long|
|Thursday||QB, WR, TE PRACTICE||10 AM - NOON|
|Friday||QB, WR, TE PRACTICE||10 AM - NOON|
|Saturday||NIKE FOOTBALL TRAINING CAMP||7 PM - 10:30 PM|
|Sunday||LINEMAN WORKOUT, 7-VS-7 POOL PLAY, 7-VS-7 FIRST ROUND||10 AM - 1 PM 11 AM - 5:30 PM 7 PM - 8:10 PM|
|Monday||LINEMAN DRILLS, 7-VS-7 TOURNAMENT, LINEMAN FINALS, 7-VS-7 CHAMPIONSHIP, AWARDS CEREMONY||10 AM - 1 PM 11 AM - 5:30 PM 12:35 PM - 1 PM 4 PM - 5 PM 5:30 PM - 7 PM|