The Opening 2013 – Coverage Hub

NFTC Washington DCThe Opening is here and we’ll not only cover it, we’ll post all the media coverage around the event.  Check back frequently to see all the latest news and media coverage provided across the web.

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July 4 & Post-Event
Power Ranking Top 25 College Football Recruits Post Nike’s the Opening (Bleacher Report)
The Opening 2013: SEC Targets Turning Heads at Nike Camp (Bleacher Report)
The Opening 2013: Recruits Who Are Standing Out Early at Nike Camp (Bleacher Report)
The Opening 2013: 10 Breakout Stars from Beaverton (Bleacher Report)
Nike’s The Opening camp features nation’s elite recruits (
C.J. Hampton shines at Nike’s The Opening (Meridian Star)
The Opening puts battles in focus (ESPN) $$$
The best of The Opening (ESPN) $$$
The Opening stock watch (ESPN) $$$
RN Top 10: Best of The Opening (ESPN) $$$
Lessons Learned: Best of The Opening (ESPN) $$$
On The Trail: Day 3 Opening Commitments (ESPN) $$$
Cook Makes the most of his opportunity (ESPN) $$$
The Opening Dream Team (247sports)
Miami Recruiting Buzz: The Opening (247sports)
Seminole Wrap: FSU at the Opening (247sports) $$$
Tiger Wrap: LSU at the Opening (247sports) $$$
Opening Photo Gallery: West Coast (247sports)
The Opening: Cameron Robinson Video (247sports) $$$
Video: Elijah Hood at The Opening (247sports) $$$
Oregon notes from the Opening (247sports) $$$
Video: M.J. Stewart at The Opening (247sports) $$$
Bunting Reflects On The Opening (247sports) $$$
The Opening: How OU targets fared (247sports) $$$
Video: Bently Spain at The Opening (247sports) $$$
Opening Analysis (247sports) $$$
The Opening: Top 5 Defensive Surprises (
The Opening: Top Five Offensive Line (
The Opening: White earns MVP ( $$$
The Opening: West Offensive Review ( $$$
The Opening: 7-on-7 slideshow (
The Opening: Simmons’ Day Three Notes ( $$$
The Opening: D-line vs. O-line slideshow (
The Opening: East Region (
The Opening: Day 3 Offensive Line Recap ( $$$
The Opening: Day 3 Defensive Line Recap ( $$$
The Opening: OL/DL Best on Best (
The Opening Review: Field Generals (
Closing Out the Opening (
A glimpse at college football’s future from The Opening (USA Today)
Mailbag: Weighing in on the Elite 11 and The Opening (CBS Sports)

Wednesday, July 3, 2014
Positioned for Success (ESPN)
Lessons Learned: The Opening, Day 2 (ESPN) $$$
RN Top 10: The Opening, Day 2 (ESPN) $$$
Who’s up, who’s down at The Opening (ESPN) $$$
Huskies stay hot with four-star commit (ESPN) $$$
Texas misses out on ESPN 300 DB Springs (ESPN) $$$
Wadood decides to head for Cal (ESPN) $$$
Arizona grabs third CB commit in Hale (ESPN) $$$
Artavis Scott adds to Clemson offense (ESPN)
Good news for SEC teams at Opening (ESPN)
Alabama commit make strong impression on Tuesday at The Opening (
Penn State recruiting target Thomas Holley delivers standout performance at The Opening (Penn Live)
The Opening: Day Three Primer (
The Opening: UGA prospects (
The Opening: Andrew Ford Update ( $$$
The Opening: Chris Lammons Update ( $$$
The Opening: Justin Brent Update (
The Opening: Bryson Allen-Williams Update ( $$$
The Opening: Malachi Dupre Update ( $$$
The Opening: Kyle Gibson Update (
The Opening: Chris Register Update ( $$$
The Opening: Travis Rudolph Update ( $$$
The Opening: Tanner Farmer Update ( $$$
Tuesday at The Opening: Roundtable (
Big-Time Recruits Still Need Events Like The Opening and Elite 11 (Bleacher Report)

Tuesday, July 2, 2014
The Opening: Competition starts (247 Sports)
The Opening: Tuesday’s top DLs (247 Sports)
The Opening: Tuesday’s top DLs (247 Sports)
The Opening OL/DL one-on-ones (247 Sports)
Dilfer: Monday at The Opening (
BOL Recruiting Nuggets: The Opening (247 Sports)
The Opening: Offensive line top 10 (247 Sports)
The Opening: Top D-Line (
The Opening: Top Ten Defense ( $$$
The Opening: Day 2 OL Recap ( $$$
The Opening: Top 10 Offense (
The Opening: Surprise, Surprise ( $$$
The Opening: Newberg’s Notes Day Two ( $$$
The Opening: Biggins Recruiting Notebook ( $$$
The Opening: Midlands Notes-Day 2 ( $$$
Dylan Sumner-Gardner talks The Opening, Texas A&M commitment (SB Nation)
TV Williams talks The Opening, upcoming decision (SB Nation)
Speedy Noil talks SPARQ win, his recruitment (SB Nation)
Demtrius Knox talks The Opening, his new leader (SB Nation)
DT Thomas Holley discusses The Opening (SB Nation)
Adoree’ Jackson talks The Opening, recruiting (SB Nation)
Full Nike SPARQ combine results from The Opening (SB Nation) 
Run and play – not the game thing (ESPN) 
The Opening 2013: top 10 40-yard Dash Times from the Sparq National Championship (Bleacher Report)
MitchMash: the Opening athletes take hard look at character (MaxPreps) 
LB Adams talks The Opening, BCS offer (ESPN) $$$
Viane Talamaivao shining at Opening (ESPN) $$$
The latest from Adarius Pickett at The Opening (ESPN)
USC defensive targets shine on Day 1 at The Opening (ESPN)
The Opening: Monday Recap (ESPN) 
The Opening: Speedy Noil Interview (ESPN)
Chubb gives Dawgs a SPARQ at Opening (ESPN) $$$
Trey Marshall ready for speedy decision (ESPN) $$$ 
USC on minds of many at Opening (ESPN) $$$

Monday, July 1, 2013
No. 1 ATH Speedy Noil wins SPARQ title (ESPN)
Noil takes home SPARQ championship (247 Sports)
The Opening: Day One Primer (
The Opening: Midlands Gallery-Day 1 (
The Opening: Huffman’s Notes ( $$$
The Opening: Powers Recruiting Notes-Day 1 ( $$$
The Opening: Simmons’ Notes ( $$$
The Opening: Newberg’s Notes-Day 1 ( $$$
The Opening: Day 1 standouts (247 Sports)
The Opening: SPARQ Nationals (247 Sports)
The Opening: Monday Spotlight
Lessons Learned: SPARQ championships (ESPN) $$$
SPARQ testing more than just drills (ESPN) $$$
PSU commits impress at The Opening (ESPN) $$$
The Opening: Ohio St Day One Recap (247 Sports) $$$
The Opening: Alabama Notebook (247 Sports) $$$
The Opening 2013: Power Ranking Every 7-on-7 Team (Bleacher Report)
Nike The Opening 2013: Live Stream, Schedule, Roster and TV Info (
Nike Presents THE Opening Showcasing Top High School Talent, Beg. Today (
Nike Football The Opening *photo gallery* (
The Opening 2013: Top national recruiting event begins tonight; how to follow (
Learning from the best (ESPN)
Surprises emerge among top QBs at Elite 11 (ESPN)
Elite 11 Comparisons: 2013 vs. 2014 (

Sunday, June 30, 2013
The Opening 2013 TV/streaming schedule: Watch 2014’s best recruits compete (SB Nation)
The Opening: Out-of-Region Anticipation (
The Opening: Top Regional Storylines (
The Opening: Sleepers to Watch (
The Opening: Top Skill Prospects
The Opening: Guys In the Trenches
On the Trail: The Opening recruiting updates (ESPN) $$$
Blanding arrives at The Opening (247 Sports) $$$
UT commit, targets at The Opening (247 Sports) $$$
“The Opening”: Notre Dame (247 Sports) $$$

Saturday, June 29 2013
Elite 11 Finals: Quarterbacks compete at The Opening 2013 (SB Nation)
Andrew Brown commits to Virginia (ESPN)
Day before The Opening, Cannon working (ESPN) $$$
Final Texas visit wows Arrion Springs (ESPN) $$$
CJ Reavis Heads to “The Opening” (VTScoop) $$$
Talamaivao ready for The Opening (BamaOnline) $$$
Insider Notes: Opening commitments (247 Sports) $$$

Friday, June 28, 2013
The Opening – Primer (247 Sports)
The Opening 2013 Roster: Football recruits gather at Nike headquarters (SB Nation)
The Opening 2013: Top football recruits in Oregon for year’s biggest event (SB Nation)
Elite 11 Finals: Quarterbacks compete at The Opening 2013 (SB Nation)
The Opening 2013: 10 Sleeper Recruits to Watch in Beaverton (Bleacher Report)
#AskLoogs talks Opening, Elite 11 (ESPN) $$$
The Opening: Ohio State storylines (ESPN) $$$
Video: Big 12 Official Visit – The Opening Preview (ESPN)
Video: B1G Official Visit – OSU at The Opening (ESPN)
Matchups to Watch at The Opening (ESPN) $$$
The Opening: Five Questions in South ( $$$

Thursday, June 27, 2013
Elite 11: White Earned His Spot (247 Sports)
The Opening: Midlands What to Expect (
Underdog Elite 11 Finals quarterbacks out to prove they belong (SB Nation)
ESPN Radio: the Verbal Commitment (ESPN)
What to watch at The Opening (ESPN) $$$
The Opening: On The Trail (ESPN) $$$
What You Need to Know About 2013 Roster of Nike’s “The Opening” (Bleacher Report)
Elite 11 Finals roster: Quarterbacks compete at The Opening 2013 (
10 College football Recruits to Watch at 2013 Nike event “The Opening” (Bleacher Report)
Elite 11 Finals roster: QBs compete at the Opening 2013 (SB Nation)
The Opening: Florida Storylines (ESPN) $$$

Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Commits take place at ‘The Opening’ (247 Sports)
The Opening Returns for Third Year (
It’s Alabama or LSU for nation’s No. 1 OT (ESPN) $$$
Is Quick the next Sooner from California? (ESPN) $$$
Marshall’s Opening is about competing (ESPN) $$$
WR Williams ready to prove he belongs (ESPN) $$$

Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Elite 11 2013 Roster (
2013 Roster for The Opening (247 Sports)
The Opening: Notre Dame (247 Sports) $$$
Top prospects gear up for Opening (ESPN)
Rosters: The Opening (ESPN)
The Opening Preview: Midlands – Part 1 ( $$$

Monday, June 24, 2013
The Opening preview: 7-on-7 Rosters (ESPN)
Nation’s No. 2 center talks KU pledge (ESPN) $$$
ESPN 300 OG Lobendahn the ideal recruit (ESPN) $$$
Brown cuts list, sets decision date (247 Sports) $$$







Updated: June 25, 2013