The Opening Rosters: Team Superbad


Below is the roster for Team Superbad, led by offensive coordinator Dennis Gile and defensive coordinator Harold Nash Jr.

Check out how all 6 teams are stacking up here.

QBDavid Blough (@David_Blough10), 6-0.5, 185
Carrollton (Texas) Creekview

Blough became the fifth invitee to the Elite 11 and 69th to The Opening when New Orleans Saints QB and fellow Texas native Drew Brees announced the selection via Twitter on May 6. The senior-to-be was All-District 10-4A last season after throwing for 1,777 yards and 17 TDs with only three picks. An outstanding student with a 3.9 GPA and 1130 SAT, he shined throughout the Elite 11 Regional in Chicago. Blough decided to follow in Brees' college football footsteps when he committed to Purdue in June.
QBDavid Cornwell (@DavidCornwell5), 6-5, 235
Norman (Okla.) North

Cornwell was the first quarterback invited to the 2013 Elite 11 after a strong performance at the Dallas NFTC and Dallas Elite 11. Ranked as the No. 1 pro-style QB and No. 20 national prospect by, he passed for over 2,700 yards with 27 TDs last season and ran for nearly 800 more with six rushing scores. Cornwell became the highest-rated QB recruited by Coach Saban at Alabama when he committed to the Tide in June.
QBStephen Collier (@Stephen5Collier), 6-3, 205
Leesburg (Ga.) Lee County

Collier is ranked as the No. 18 dual-threat QB by 247 Sports after passing for 22 TDs last season while rushing for 11 more scores. He is an outstanding student-athlete with a 4.2 GPA and 1680 SAT and committed to Ohio State in June over offers from Boston College, Cincinnati, Louisiana Tech, Marshall and Wake Forest.
RBLeonard Fournette (@_fournette), 6-1, 225
New Orleans (La.) St. Augustine

Fournette is rated as the No. 1 player in the Class of 2014 by ESPN. A big back, Fournette ran for 2,136 yards and 31 touchdowns on 196 carries and added 313 yards and three touchdowns on 15 receptions. The 2012 AP Class 4A All-State and Maxpreps Junior All-American selection has offers from LSU, Alabama, Notre Dame, Florida, and Texas A&M among others.
RBShai McKenzie (@ShaiMcKenzie_), 5-11, 210
Washington, Pa.

McKenzie put up huge numbers in 2012, rushing for over 2,700 yards with 42 touchdowns on the ground. A Class AA All-State selection, he has run a 10.68 in the 100 meters and is rated by as the No. 115 recruit in the nation. McKenzie has nearly 30 offers covering the nation including Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Duke, Florida State, Georgia, Michigan, Michigan State, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Penn State, Pitt, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
WRChristian Kirk (@ChristianDavon2), 5-10, 187 (Class of '15)
Scottsdale (Ariz.) Saguaro

Kirk is rated as the No. 67 prospect in the country for 2015 by 247 Sports and the No. 4 wide out. He had an big sophomore season catching balls from Elite 11 Finalist Luke Rubenzer, going for over 1,000 yards receiving and 12 TD's. Kirk has early offers from UCLA, Cal, Arizona, ASU, Wisconsin, and Oklahoma State among others.
WRJoshua Malone, 6-2, 190
Gallatin (Tenn.) Station Camp

Malone is ranked as the No. 3 receiver and No. 38 overall recruit by He has two dozen early college offers including Baylor, Clemson, Florida, Miami, Michigan, Nebraska, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oregon State, Tennessee and Washington.
WRJohnnie Dixon (@unogohard1), 5-10.5, 195
Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.) Dwyer

Dixon was an All-State Class 7A honoree after catching 39 passes for 711 yards and eight scores as a junior. His college offers include home state favorites of Miami, Florida State and Florida and he's rated as the No. 4 receiver by ESPN and No. 43 overall.
WRDevante "Speedy" Noil (@SpeedyNoil), 5-10.5, 175
New Orleans (La.) Edna Karr

Noil put up a strong 120.54 SPARQ Rating at the New Orleans Nike Football SPARQ Combine which included a 4.45 in the 40 and a 41.7 inch vertical. On the field last season, he led Karr to a 4A state title accounting for 47 total TDs. ESPN's No. 8 prospect in the country has an offer list that includes Alabama, Florida, Florida State, LSU, Miami, Mississippi State, Ohio State, Ole Miss, TCU and Texas.
Kevin Crosby, 6-0.5, 240
Bamberg (S.C.) Bamberg-Ehrhardt

Crosby played both sides of the ball, but was practically unstoppable on offense as he caught 31 passes for 910 yards and 11 TDs. He was offered by Alabama, Clemson, Florida and North Carolina before committing to South Carolina. Crosby is listed by ESPN as the No. 2 tight end in his class and the No. 83 recruit overall.
OLDemetrius Knox (@Ummm_Mr_Knox), 6-3.5, 290
Ft Worth (Texas) All Saints Episcopal

Knox is rated as a the No. 1 offensive guard and No. 87 overall prospect in the country by and was a MaxPreps Junior All-American in 2012. He was one of the offensive standouts at the Dallas NFTC and has more than two dozen offers from all over the nation including Alabama, Arizona, Arizona State, Baylor, Georgia Tech, Houston, Michigan, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, TCU, Tennessee, Texas, Texas Tech and UCLA.
OLTrevor Darling, 6-4.5, 328
Miami (Fla.) Central

Darling was a Class 6A All-State pick after he helped pave the way to a state championship for the Rockets. The four-star linemen is joining the two guys he opens holes for, Joseph Yearby and Dalvin Cook, at The Opening. Darling ended his recruitment early when he committed to the hometown Miami Hurricanes back in his sophomore year.
OLJ.C. Hassenauer (@JCHassenauer), 6-2.5, 290
Woodbury (Minn.) East Ridge

Hassenauer was the Memphis NFTC Offensive Line MVP and had a second strong showing at the Columbus Nike Camp that earned him his invite to The Opening. A virtual unknown coming into the Spring, Hassenauer impressed throughout a camp season that was capped by a scholarship and commitment to Alabama.
DLLorenzo Carter (@LCarter_25), 6-5, 230
Norcross, Ga.

Carter posted the top SPARQ Rating for a defensive lineman this year at the Nike events. Ranked as the No. 3 player in the country by 247 Sports, Carter has offers from over 30 universities including his early leaders of Georgia Tech, Florida, Georgia, Texas and Ohio State. As a junior he was a MaxPreps All-American and a 6A All-State honoree after recording 136 tackles with 18 sacks.
DLBijhon Jackson (@BijhonJ), 6-1.5, 325
El Dorado, Ark.

Bijhon is listed as the No. 7 defensive tackle in the country by 247 Sports and No. 62 player overall after making 52 tackles with four sacks as a junior. He earned Class 6A South All-State recognition and choose to stay home when he picked Arkansas over Alabama, Arkansas State and Ole Miss. Jackson also impressed at the Memphis NFTC where he ran a 5.2 in the 40 despite weighing in at close to 325 pounds.
DLDerek Barnett (@dbarnett25), 6-2.5, 270
Brentwood (Tenn.) Brentwood Academy

Barnett was the Tennessee's "Mr. Football" after recording 52 tackles (14 for losses) and six sacks as a junior. He is also a standout tight end for Brentwood Academy. The No. 298 prospect in the ESPN 300 has offers from Ohio State, Florida State, LSU, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Tennessee and Vanderbilt among others.
DLMarcus Griffin (TheRealMG96) 6-2, 300
Bellevue, Wash.

Griffin was the discovery of the Eugene (Ore.) NFTC where he earned Defensive Line MVP honors. Several scouts felt he was the top attendee of the camp at any position. Griffin had 45 tackles and 13 sacks as a junior and has committed to Washington State over offers from Arizona, Colorado, Colorado State, Idaho and Nevada.
LBClifton Garrett (@CG340), 6-2, 215
Plainfield, Ill.

Garrett is ranked as the No. 1 outside linebacker in the country by 247 Sports and the No. 22 overall prospect. All the major recruiting services rate him as the top prospect in Illinois after he compiled 107 tackles including 11 for loss in 2012. He has nearly three dozen offers including Alabama, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, LSU, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Texas A&M, UCLA, USC, Virginia and Wisconsin.
LBChristian Miller, 6-3.5, 215
Columbia (S.C.) Spring Valley

Miller, whose father, Corey, had a 10 year career in the NFL with the Giants and Vikings, was a force on the field as a junior collecting 121 tackles and 14 sacks. Rated as the No. 76 player nationally by ESPN, his college offers include Boise State, Clemson, Florida, Georgia Tech, Houston, Mississippi State, North Carolina, Texas Tech and Virginia Tech.
LBShaun Hamilton (@_sdh7), 5-11, 240
Montgomery (Ala.) Carver

Hamilton was a Class 6A All-State pick last season and is ranked as the No. 98 overall player in the Class of 2014 by ESPN. Hamilton committed to Alabama after a big junior season that included 101 tackles (26 TFL), 4 sacks and 2 forced fumbles.
CBJalen Tabor (Twitter), 6-1, 190
Washington (D.C.) Friendship Collegiate

Tabor was a MaxPreps Jr. All-American and Washington Post All-Metro honoree after not allowing a single completion all year. ESPN has him listed as the No. 4 cornerback and No. 16 overall prospect and he has offers from Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida State, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Virginia Tech and several others.
CBJaleel Wadood (@OGLeel_2), 5-10, 165
Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco

Wadood is listed as the No. 16 safety and No. 234 overall prospect by 247 Sports and was a Junior All-State selection as a junior when he recorded 50 tackles and an interception and added six touchdowns on offense. He made the L.A. NFTC All-Camp team and has pulled in offers from USC, UCLA, ASU, Arizona Boise State, Colorado, Nebraska, Oregon State and Vandebilt.
CBKyle Gibson (@K_Gibson_G), 5-11.5, 170
Seffner (Fla.) Armwood

Gibson had 65 tackles, four INTs, four forced fumbles and three sacks as an athletic, aggressive strong safety. College offers include Notre Dame, Tennessee, Mississippi State, Michigan State, Louisville and Florida as well as several other in-state programs. He's rated as the No. 9 safety by ESPN and the No. 161 prospect nationally.
CBM.J. Stewart (@PhillyBoy_Marv), 5-11, 190
Arlington (Va.) Yorktown

Stewart was a Class AAA All-State pick because of his prolific stats on both sides of the ball: at running back he rushed for 1,842 yards with 28 TDs and also had 323 yards receiving and four more scores. As a defensive back Steward recorded 52 tackles and 10 INTs. In addition, he also had three punt returns for scores. He has offers from several favorites including Duke, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia and Virginia Tech.
SAFRonald Walker (@RonaldWalkerD1), 6-1, 185
Jackson (Miss.) Callaway

Walker committed to Ole Miss in December so he may not have gotten the publicity of some recruits, but the safety/outside linebacker prospect showed why he's SEC bound during his junior year when he recorded 80 tackles, including 12 for loss, four sacks and four forced fumbles. At the Memphis Nike Football Training Camp he ran a 4.67 in the 40 and recorded a 34.7 vertical.
SAFDerwin James Jr. (@derwinjames6), 6-2, 200 (Class of '15)
Auburndale, Fla.

James will be a junior this season and impressed at the Orlando NFTC where he ran a 4.66 in the 40, recorded a 35.1 and dominated the one-on-one drills to earn All-Camp Team honors. Comes in at No. 36 overall in 247 Sports' 2015 Rankings. A Class 5A Honorable Mention All-State player, he has already committed to Florida State.
ATHTreon Harris (@t5_harris), 5-10.5, 185
Miami (Fla.) B.T. Washington

Harris was a Class 4A All-State pick after leading Washington to a Class 4A state title. The No. 87 prospect in the country according to, Harris passed for 2,576 yards and 33 TDs with only seven INTs while rushing for another 751 yards and 15 scores. Invited after the Miami NFSC where he had a 92.61 SPARQ Rating, his college offers include Arizona, Boston College, Central Florida, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Marshall, Ole Miss and South Florida.



Updated: June 21, 2013

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