What: The Opening is a 4 day training camp hosted by Nike Football. Through film evaluation or in person evaluation at one of Nike’s satellite camps (Nike Football Training Camp or Nike Football SPARQ), the top 162 players in the nation are invited. Recruits attending the event receive top-level coaching from former professionals and private instructors. The event has been around for 4 years now.
Where: The event takes place at the Nike headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon.
When: The Opening will take place Monday, July 7th through Thursday July, 10th. During the event, certain portions will be televised.
Who: The Aggies have the 2nd highest amount of committed recruits attending The Opening with 7. Only Alabama has more in attendance with 10. But while this is a banner year for A&M in recruiting, there are a number of other A&M prospects that are attending as well. Also, Johnny stopped by to check and see how Kyler Murray was doing.
Kyler is currently participating in the Elite 11 camp, and he is showcasing his talents as the top QB in the nation. Check out a few of his clips below.
Aggie Commits Attending
QB Kyler Murray (5-star recruit)
WR DaMarkus Lodge (5-star recruit)
WR Kemah Siverand (4-star recruit)
TE Jordan Davis (4-star recruit)
DT Daylon Mack (5-star recruit)
S Larry Prior (4-star recruit)
S Justin Dunning (4-star recruit)
Aggie Prospects Attending
RB Kirk Merritt (4-star recruit)
WR Tyron Johnson (5-star recruit)
WR Christian Kirk (4-star recruit)
LB Malik Jefferson (5-star recruit)
LB Arthur McGinnis (4-star recruit)
CB Kendall Sheffield (5-star recruit)
CB Kris Boyd (4-star recruit)
CB Holton Hill (4-star recruit)
CB Deontay Anderson (5-star recruit)*
*Deontay Anderson was one of three 2016 recruits invited to this year’s opening. The other 159 players invited are from the 2015 recruiting class.