Date: July 5-10
The Opening is the marquee recruiting camp of the summer. The nation's top 162 players will be summoned to Nike headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon, to compete against one another and themselves.
The players will be put through various physical tests, but that's far from it. Skill-position players will also be competing in seven-on-seven games, quarterbacks will be competing in the Elite 11 finals and offensive and defensive linemen will be facing off in challenging one-on-one drills, among other types of competitions.
Here is a link to a list of recruits who have already been invited, courtesy of Student Sports' Todd Huber.
Student Sports says:
The event will crown winners for the Nike 7ON tournament, Nike Linemen Challenge, and SPARQ Rating National Championship. Designed to give student-athletes the training and knowledge to develop their speed, explosiveness and position skills, The Opening brings together top performers from all of the Nike Football Training Camps and Nike Football SPARQ Combines, combined with other top prospects – all battling for the chance to claim ultimate bragging rights.
Above is a clip from 5-star cornerback Kendall Sheffield receiving his invitation to The Opening. Sheffield said he will be looking to "compete up there with the best of the best athletes."
Edwin Weathersby is the College Football Recruiting Analyst for Bleacher Report. He has worked in scouting/player personnel departments for three professional football teams, including the New York Giants and Cleveland Browns. All recruiting ratings and rankings are from 247Sports' Composite Rankings. Player evaluations are based on review of tape at Scout.com, Rivals and 247Sports.