The Opening will be taking place this week in Beaverton, OR, and it is the premier offseason event for college football recruiting. Nike has invited 162 of the nation's top football recruits to compete in various workouts, practices and drills. The Elite 11 QB Finals also will be held in conjunction with The Opening to create a tremendous platform.
Another neat aspect to The Opening is the seven-on-seven competition. Organizers of the event have constructed six teams, the full rosters of which can be seen at StudentSports.com.
A good seven-on-seven team must possesses excellent skill position talent, especially at quarterback, receiver and defensive back. Although each squad at The Opening is loaded with talent, only one champion can be crowned at the conclusion of the event.
An outstanding group of quarterbacks leads one team, while another has the best group of receivers. Several of the nation's best defensive backs will be trying to will their teams to victory, and possessing a great utility player appears to be critical for success.