The Opening Rosters: Team Apocalypse


Below is the roster for Team Apocalypse, led by offensive coordinator Adam Tafralis and defensive coordinator Donovin Darius.

Check out how all 6 teams are stacking up here.

QBJacob Park (@JacobPark10), 6-4, 205
Goose Creek (S.C.) Stratford

Park is rated by 247 Sports as the No. 5 pro-style quarterback and No. 72 prospect in the country. Named to the D.C. All-NFTC Team, he also shined at the D.C. Elite 11 Regional. As a junior he passed for 2,239 yards and 24 TDs while rushing for over 700 yards and seven scores. Park committed to Georgia over offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, Louisville, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Notre Dame, Tennessee and Virginia Tech among others.
QBKyle Allen (@kyleallen_10), 6-3, 195
Scottsdale (Ariz.) Desert Mountain

Allen is rated as the No. 1 quarterback and No. 21 overall prospect in the 2014 class by He passed for 3,119 yards and 36 TDs as a junior with only seven interceptions. He earned his Golden Ticket after dominating the Chicago Elite 11 Regional and was offered by over 20 schools before committing to Texas A&M in June.
QBBrad Kaaya (@TrinidadBrad), 6-4, 220
West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade

Kaaya is rated by as the No. 12 pro-style quarterback and No. 200 overall prospect in the nation. One of the standouts at the San Francisco Elite 11, he passed for 1,875 yards with 12 TDs and only two INTs on the field as a junior and has committed to Miami (Fla.).
RBJoe Mixon (@MixonItUp28), 6-1, 210
Oakley (Calif.) Freedom

Mixon is rated as the No. 37 overall prospect in the 2014 class by 247 Sports. He rushed for 1,443 yards as a junior with 20 rushing TDs and also had six receiving scores. Mixon has 20 offers including Arizona State, California, Clemson, Georgia, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, TCU, Tennessee, Texas, UCLA, USC and Washington.
RBRoyce Freeman, 5-11.5, 220
Imperial, Calif.

Freeman is as prolific of a rusher as you'll find in the nation, running for 2,482 yards and 34 total TDs as a junior after running for 2,075 yards and 35 scores his sophomore season. He's rated as the No. 7 running back nationally by and the No. 71 prospect overall. Freeman showcased his athleticism with a 110.58 SPARQ Rating at the Los Angeles NFTC and has 20 offers including almost all the Pac12 as well as Florida, Florida State, Nebraska, Tennessee, Vanderbilt and Wisconsin.
WRMichiah Quick (@ItsQuicker), 5-11, 175
Fresno (Calif.) Central

Quick can play several positions including receiver and corner and is rated by as the No. 13 player in the country. As a receiver last season he had 37 catches for 592 yards and eight TDs. His offers include Alabama, Arizona, Boise State, Cal, Houston, Nevada, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oregon State, San Jose State, Tulane, UCLA, USC and Washington.
WRK.D. Cannon (@IAmKDCannon), 5-11.5, 160
Mount Pleasant, Texas

Cannon was a Class 4A All-State selection after catching 104 passes for 1,592 yards and 26 TDs in 2012. He's rated as the No. 38 player in the country by and has offers from Baylor, Clemson, Florida State, Miami (Fla.), Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech and West Virginia.
WRArtavis Scott (@ArtavisScott7), 5-10.5, 180
Tarpon Springs (Fla.) East Lake

Scott was a Class 8A All-State pick as a junior and a MaxPreps Sophomore All-American two years ago. Ranked as the No. 11 receiver in the nation by and the No. 81 overall prospect, he has college offers from Florida, Florida State, South Florida, Ohio State, Michigan and North Carolina State.
WRTrevion Thompson (@the_future_1), 6-2, 180
Durham (N.C.) Hillside

Thompson is rated the No. 8 receiver in his class by and the No. 29 ranked recruit in his class. He made the Charlotte NFTC All-Camp Team and on the field as a junior caught 42 passes for 875 yards and five touchdowns. He has close to 20 offers including Alabama, Cal, Clemson, Georgia Tech, Miami (Fla.), Minnesota, North Carolina State, Notre Dame, Oregon, Ohio State, South Carolina, Syracuse, Vanderbilt and West Virginia.
TEJeb Blazevich (@JebBlazevich), 6-4.5, 230
Charlotte (N.C.) Christian

The No. 94 prospect in the ESPN 300, Blazevich was a 3A All-State pick in 2012 when he caught 30 passes for 379 yards and five scores. He comes from a family of football talent: his grandfather, Ed Tate Parker, played at Ole Miss and his father, Jim Blazevich, played at Northwestern. The latest in the line of athletes was offered by 20 schools before choosing Georgia over other programs such as Ohio State, Ole Miss, Notre Dame and Alabama.
OLViane Talamaivao (@VianeTalamaivao), 6-2, 315
Corona (Calif.) Centennial

Despite fracturing his foot last October and missing the rest of his junior season, Talamaivao is ranked as the No. 7 guard by ESPN and the No. 123 rated recruit in the class and was invited to The Opening after a strong performance at the L.A. NFTC. After receiving offers from programs like USC, UCLA, Wisconsin, Miami, Arizona, Washington and Washington State, Talamaivao committed to Alabama in May.
OLQuenton Nelson (@BigQ56), 6-4.5, 300
Red Bank (N.J.) Catholic

Nelson is one of the most heavily recruited linemen in the country and had over 30 offers including Boston College, Ohio State, Penn State and Rutgers before he committed to Notre Dame. He's rated as the No. 3 offensive tackle and the No. 16 overall recruit by and was a Newark Star-Ledger 2nd team All-State selection and MSG Varsity All-Metro selection.
OLTanner Farmer (@tank1309), 6-3.5, 305
Highland, Ill.

Farmer showcased his athletic abilities with a 96.96 SPARQ Rating at the Chicago Nike Football Training Camp where he ran a 4.8 shuttle, threw the power ball 41 feet and jumped 29.7 inches in the vertical. An outstanding wrestler, he went 39-0 last season and won the state heavyweight championship at the Illinois Class 2 level. Farmer is committed to Nebraska.
DLDa'Shawn Hand (@TheHand54), 6-4, 265
Woodbridge, Va.

Hand is a returner to The Opening and is rated as the No. 1 prospect in the country by 247 Sports. As a junior he totaled 16 sacks and 78 tackles to earn 1st team Washington Post All-Metro honors. Hand has nearly 40 offers and lists Alabama, Florida, and Michigan as programs he favors.
DLAinuu Taua (@ainuutaua35), 5-11.5, 295
Lompoc, Calif.

Taua, a Jr. All-State selection and No. 105 rated prospect in the nation by, led the Braves to a 12-1 mark last season as he recorded seven sacks and plugged the middle. He won Defensive Lineman MVP honors at the L.A. NFTC and has offers from Arizona, Cal, UCLA, Utah, Washington, Vanderbilt and Ole Miss.
DLAnthony Moten (@anthony_moten95), 6-4, 280
Ft. Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas

Moten was named All-Broward County as his 30 tackles, including nine for loss, and four sacks helped lead Aquinas to the state 7A title. He showed his strength with the top power ball throw (42 feet) at the Miami Nike Football SPARQ Combine and is recognized by ESPN as the No. 10 defensive tackle and No. 152 prospect in the country. Moten committed to Florida over a double digit offer list that included Florida State, Miami, Notre Dame and Ohio State.
DLJoe Henderson (@Talent_52), 6-3, 220
Cleveland (Ohio) Shaker Heights

Henderson has recorded 29 sacks over the last two seasons and was the Defensive Line MVP at the Columbus NFTC. The Ohio native has committed to Tennessee over offers from Arkansas, Cincinnati, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisville, Michigan State, Ole Miss, Pitt, West Virginia and Wisconsin. He is listed as the No. 14 weakside defensive end by
LBRaekwon McMillan (@Kwon_daTrurth), 6-1.5, 250
Hinesville (Ga.) Liberty Co.

McMillan gathered about every award possible last season, including MaxPreps Junior All-American, AP All-State and Defensive Player of the Year honors. ESPN lists him as the No. 1 inside linebacker and No. 13 overall prospect. His college offers include Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Georgia Tech, North Carolina State, Ohio State, Ole Miss, Stanford and Texas.
LBD.J. Calhoun (@DJ_Calhoun), 5-11.5, 200
El Cerrito, Calif.

Calhoun is rated as the No. 7 outside linebacker and No, 141 overall player in the 2014 class by He recorded 170 tackles with four fumble recoveries and also had nine touchdowns on offense to earn Defensive MVP honors in the TCAL-Rock Division. He has close to 20 offers including Arizona, Arizona State, Boise State, Cal, Colorado, Miami (Fla.), Nebraska, Oregon State, Utah, Washington, UCLA and USC.
LBRashaan Evans (@616evans4), 6-2, 215
Auburn, Ala.

Evans was a Class 6A All-State pick last season as he collected 32 tackles (16 for loss) and five sacks. He has offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, Georgia Tech, LSU, Nebraska, North Carolina, TCU and Washington and is ranked as the No. 9 outside linebacker and No. 163 recruit overall by
CBQuincy Wilson (@DC_WILSON954), 6-1, 200
Ft Lauderdale (Fla.) University School

Wilson was a 2nd Team All-Broward County 5A pick as a junior after making 40 tackles and recording one INT. He is rated the No. 11 safety and No. 197 overall prospect in the 2014 class by ESPN and has close to 40 offers including Arizona, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, LSU, Maryland, Michigan State, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Ole Miss, Rutgers, South Carolina, Stanford, Tennessee, Texas A&M, West Virginia, UCLA and USC.
CBTerrence Alexander (@Terrence_9), 5-9.5, 175
River Ridge (La.) John Curtis

Alexander showcased his athletic ability at the Memphis NFTC when he ran a 4.45 in the 40, jumped 35.8 inches in the vertical and recorded a 105.54 SPARQ Rating. As a junior he had four INTs and 17 pass break ups. He has over 20 offers including Arizona, Arkansas, ASU, Cincinnati, Georgia Tech, Houston, Indiana, Kansas State, Louisiana Tech, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Northwestern, Ole Miss, Stanford, Tennessee, Tulane, Vanderbilt and Washington State.
CBJohn Plattenburg (@ITS_PLATTnum), 5-10, 175
Corona (Calif.) Centennial

Plattenburg was the Defensive Back MVP at the Oakland NFTC and earned All-Camp honors. As a junior he made 71 tackles with five interceptions and is rated as the No. 27 corner in the country by Plattenburg has 15 offers including favorites like Arizona, Arizona State, Baylor and Washington.
CBKavin Alexander (@kavinnManee), 5-8.5, 180
North Little Rock, Ark.

Alexander has been on the national radar since he recorded the highest SPARQ Rating at the 2012 Dallas NFTC with a 129.24. At this year's camp he opened eyes with a 148.17 rating, the second highest ever recorded. He has the ability to play corner or safety and had two INTs as a junior with 43 tackles and a blocked punt. Alexander currently has no offers, but expect that to change soon. His early favorites include Arkansas, where his cousin Darren McFadden played, as well as Alabama, Georgia Tech, LSU and Oklahoma State.
SAFJohn Bonney (@JBonney_4), 6-0, 185
Houston (Texas) Lamar

Bonney is rated by as the No. 174 prospect in the country and has 30 offers including Auburn, Baylor, Cal, Cincinnati, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Houston, Kentucky, Louisville, LSU, Michigan State, Nebraska, North Carolina State, Northwestern, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Stanford, TCU, Texas, UCLA and Virginia.
SAFC.J. Hampton (@_Hamp4dEM), 6-0.5, 195
Meridian, Miss.

Hampton was a Class 6A All-State pick as a junior after making 48 tackles and picking off three passes. Carrying a 3.7 GPA, he has offers from Stanford and Mississippi State but committed early to Ole Miss. He is ranted by 247 Sports as the No. 4 safety and No. 50 prospect in the country.
ATHBudda Baker (@buddabaker32), 5-9, 175
Bellevue, Wash.

Baker is rated by 247 Sports as the No. 64 overall prospect in the Class of 2014 and was a Swiss army knife for Bellevue last season. Considered by most as the top recruit in Washington, he earned Class 3A All-State honors after recording 81 tackles and picking off six passes (returning two for TDs). On offense he averaged 16 yards per carry and 26 yards per catch with a total of 19 scores. He's been offered by all of the Pac 12 except Stanford as well as Boise State and Notre Dame with Oregon, UCLA and Washington being early favorites.


Updated: June 18, 2013

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