BEAVERTON, Ore. — After a couple days of testing and players showcases, the 7-on-7 portion of The Opening Finals begins Sunday.
SEC Country will be on hand providing live updates, analysis, breaking news and more from Nike world headquarters.
Here is what we learned on Friday with the Florida’s top targets:
- The recruiting process for 5-star QB Justin Fields will likely carry into the fall. The nation’s No. 1 dual-threat passer wants to take official visits because he still isn’t ready to decide on a school. Fields performed well Saturday, showing off his accuracy and connecting with receivers constantly during 1-on-1s.
Justin Fields dropping some dimes. pic.twitter.com/XJtxwc5YKZ
— Andrew Ivins (@Andrew_Ivins) July 2, 2017
- Another standout Saturday was Matt Coral. He won the long ball competition with a 77-yard pass, beating fellow 5-star quarterback Trevor Lawrence. Despite that arm strength, Coral put some nice touch on his throws. He will visit Florida this month along with Alabama and Georgia.
— Zach Abolverdi (@ZachAbolverdi) July 2, 2017
- Patrick Surtain Jr., the nation’s No. 1 cornerback, is technically sound in coverage and dominated during the cat-and-mouse competition, not losing a single rep. Surtain told SEC Country he wants to visit Florida this summer and may attend Friday Night Lights on July 21.
Again, Surtain 5-0 pic.twitter.com/yXua21jr65
— Sam Spiegelman (@samspiegs) July 2, 2017
- Micah Parsons, the nation’s No. 1 weakside defensive end, showed his athletcism Saturday, working out at linebacker and impressing during 1-on-1s. The 5-star defender plans to make a trip to Florida and has a relationship with Gators running back commit Iverson Clement. Parsons said the Gators are a serious contender.
- UF wide receiver target Anthony Schwartz ran the 40-yard dash in 4.27 seconds on Saturday, proving once again that he’s the fastest recruit in the country. The Gators lead for Schwartz and his decision could come in August or September.
— Jake Reuse (@ReuseRecruiting) July 2, 2017
Schedule for The Opening Finals 2017
Sunday, July 2
1:00-4:00 p.m. ET: Linemen Challenge Workout
4:00-4:15 p.m. ET: Linemen interview session
2:00-8:30 p.m. ET: Nike 7-on-7 pool play
10:00-11:10 p.m. ET: 1st round of Nike 7-on-7 championship tournament
Florida recruiting updates at The Opening Finals 2017
Check back at 1 p.m. ET for live updates and analysis on Florida recruits at The Opening Finals.
The Opening Finals 2017 full rosters
Players in bold are serious Florida targets.
Team Hyper Strong
QB: Quincy Patterson, Jack Tuttle
RB: James Cook, Jamal Elliot
WR: Tommy Bush, Isaiah Crocker, Elijah Moore, Anthony Schwartz, Xavier Williams
TE: Kyle Pitts
LB: Amari Gainer, Cameron McGrone, Ovie Oghoufo, Channing Tindall
DB: Derrik Allen, Tyson Campbell, Jevon Holland, AJ Lytton, Asante Samuel Jr., Steve Stephens, Patrick Surtain Jr.
OL: Daniel Faalele, Richard Gouraige, Rasheed Walker
DL: Jayson Ademilola, Robert Cooper, Ja’Mion Franklin, PJ Mustipher
QB: Tanner McKee, Tyler Shough
RB: Devon Lawrence, TJ Pledger, Mychale Salahuddin
WR: Chase Cota, Joshua Moore, Gunner Romney, Jalen Preston, Devon Williams
TE: Chigoziem Okonkwo
LB: Brandon Kaho, Micah Parsons, Merlin Robertson
DB: Chase Williams, Corione Harris, Tyreke Johnson, Bookie Radley-Hiles, Bryan Addison, Amari Burney, Talanoa Hufanga
OL: William Craig, Brey Walker, Reuben Unije
DL: Jowon Briggs, Dante Stills, Michael Thompson, Rick Sandidge
Team Mach Speed
QB: Cammon Cooper, Justin Fields
RB: John Emery, Ricky Slade
WR: Kamryn Babb, Solomon Enis, Justin Shorter, Josh Vann, L’Christian Smith, Alontae Taylor
TE: Luke Ford
LB: Micah Baskerville, Jack Lamb, K’Vaughn Pope
DB: BJ Foster, Kelvin Joseph, Leon O’Neal, Chris Smith, Caden Sterns, Isaac Taylor-Stuart, Christian Tutt
OL: William Barnes, Penei Sewell, Sam Taimani
DL: Zachary Harrison, Nelson Jenkins III, Ron Tatum
Team Vapor Speed
QB: Devin Leary, Justin Rogers
RB: Jaelen Gill, Ricky Person Jr.
WR: Ja’Marr Chase, Brennan Eagles, Terrace Marshall Jr., Marquis Spiker, Al’Vonte Woodard
TE: George Takacs
LB: Teradja Mitchell, David Reese, Solomon Tuliaupupu
DB: Sevyn Banks, Anthony Cook, Jalen Green, D’Shawn Jamison, Josh Proctor, Atanza Vongor, Jaiden Woodbey
OL: Jackson Carman, Justin Dedich, Devontae Dobbs, Tyrone Sampson Jr.
DL: Taron Vincent, Brenton Cox, Andrew Chatfield
Team Savage Pro
QB: Trevor Lawrence, Jarren Williams
RB: Camron Davis, Lorenzo Lingard
WR: Kevin Austin, Brian Hightower, Mark Pope, Justyn Ross
TE: Will Mallory, Brevin Jordan
LB: Xavier Peters, JJ Peterson, Payton Wilson
DB: Al Blades Jr., Kenneth Dicks III, Kalon Gervin, Jaycee Horn, Joshua Jobe, Kyler McMichael, Shayne Simon
OL: Tank Jenkins, Curtis Dunlap Jr., Delone Scaife
DL: Azeez Ojulari, Ronnie Perkins, Nesta Silvera, Xavier Thomas
Team Alpha Menace
QB: Matt Corral, Dorian Thompson-Robinson
RB: Harold Joiner III, Christian Turner
WR: Jordyn Adams, Jalen Hall, Kearis Jackson, Rondale Moore, Amon-Ra St. Brown
TE: Jeremy Ruckert
LB: Palaie Gaoteote, Owen Pappoe, Raymond Scott
DB: Gemon Green, Olaijah Griffin, Houston Griffith, Myles Sims, Stephan Blaylock, Aashari Crosswell, Christian Morgan
OL: Jamaree Salyer, Trey Hill, Jovaughn Gwyn, Emil Ekiyor
DL: KJ Henry, Cameron Latu, Tyreke Smith, Nolan Smith