One Word for Oregon 2013 Recruit Dontre Wilson at the Opening: Wow

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One Word for Oregon 2013 Recruit Dontre Wilson at the Opening: Wow
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Latest Nike sneakers? Check. Nike cap? Check. Even Nike prescription sunglasses? Check.

As a former Nike employee, I know that one doesn't dare show up on the Nike campus wearing, God forbid, a competitor's product. It's just not done.

I'm decked out in Nike and ready to check out The Opening, Nike's invitation only, uber-elite training camp for the country's Top 150 high school football players.

While everyone else was enjoying a long holiday weekend, I spent the better part of it watching 150 17-year-olds run around a field. If you can call the palatial Ronaldo field behind the equally palatial Tiger Woods Center a field.

Since we're talking palatial facilities, it has to be said that The Opening is brilliant marketing by Nike. You have to figure that a large percentage of these kids will one day turn pro.

By the time they leave the state of Oregon Sunday night, where do you suppose their footwear and apparel allegiance might lie?

And, does this event help the Oregon Ducks? Every time I got close to a Ducks' prospect I wanted to say: "The weather is always like this in Oregon (temp in the 80's with a gentle breeze blowing off the Pacific) and every place looks like the Nike campus."

But I demurred because I wasn't sure if a fan lying to a recruit is an NCAA violation.

Let's look at the weekend's action.

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