College Football Recruiting: Rivals100 5-Star Challenge Live Stream and More

Wes ODonnell@wesodonnellFeatured ColumnistJune 20, 2012

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Rivals has done us all a huge favor by inviting 80 of the top players in the 2013 recruiting class to the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge this weekend in Atlanta, Georgia—20 of the top 2104 recruits will be there as well.

This event will easily be one of the biggest gatherings of elite high school talent in the country. Everywhere you turn there will be a blue chip prospect who could one day be a superstar.

Not only have the fine folks at Rivals put this together, but they're also going to broadcast certain segments of the event via live stream.

According to the official Rivals site, this is the schedule of when and where to catch the action (video link will be live at the times listed below):

When: June 22-24, 2012 

Where: Lakewood Stadium, Atlanta 


1 p.m. Friday: Yahoo! Sports Radio with David Nuno from registration

7:30 p.m. Friday: Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge opening ceremonies

3:30 p.m. Saturday: Rivals100 Five Star Challenge one-on-ones

9:30 a.m. Sunday: Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge 7-on-7 tournament and Lineman Challenge


Wondering who will be there? The official site covers that too, and you can check out the full roster of players here.

You won't see recent Clemson commit and the No. 1 overall ranked player in the nation, Robert Nkemdiche, on there, but the nation's No. 2 player, Alabama commit Reuben Foster, will be on hand.

Everyone wants to see how he will look in comparison to Notre Dame's 5-star commit, LB Jaylon Smith as well as the 'Bama-bound LB's one-on-one matchup with Rivals' No. 1 ranked running back, Derrick Green, who has yet to commit.

The nation's No. 1 quarterback, USC commit Max Browne, will be on hand as well as fellow Trojan commits DT Kenny Bigelow, RB Justin Davis, WR Stephen Mitchell, DE Kylie Fitz and CB Chris Hawkins.

Despite scholarship limitations, this representation of elite talent shows exactly how dominant USC still is on the trail and what they're capable of in the future on the gridiron.

Everyone on the event's roster is a big name in the recruiting scene, but other Rivals 5-stars that will be showcased include Texas QB commit Tyrone Swoopes, the aptly named Auburn DE commit Dee Liner, fellow Auburn DE commit Carl Lawson and undecided cornerback Kendall Fuller.

Two other players to keep an eye on (who rank just outside of a Rivals 5-star rating) are the recent Texas decommit, WR Ricky Seals-Jones, and Ohio State CB commit Eli Woodard.

Every player will be out there to compete, and this event will be a lot fun. Be sure to tune in to the exclusive online coverage.

Good luck to Rivals and all of the attending players.