BEAVERTON, Ore. — More than a dozen Florida recruiting targets have traveled to Nike world headquarters for The Opening, an annual combine for the nation’s best high school football prospects.
This weekend, SEC Country will provide live updates, analysis, breaking news and more from The Opening Finals 2017.
Amari Burney, a 4-star safety from Clearwater, Fla., is the lone Gators commit competing in Oregon along with several UF targets, including 5-star quarterback Justin Fields.
The nation’s No. 1 dual-threat passer punched his ticket to The Opening last month and will try to win Elite 11 MVP with his play this weekend. Fields had a two-day visit to Florida in late June.
Some other names to watch are 4-star offensive linemen William Barnes (Apopka, Fla.) and Richard Gouraige (Tampa, Fla.), 4-star tight end Kyle Pitts (Pa.) and 4-star wide receiver Anthony Schwartz (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.).
Barnes and Gouraige are priority recruits for the Gators at a position of need, while Pitts and Schwartz both plan to make their decisions soon.
Schedule for The Opening finals 2017
Saturday, July 1
Florida recruiting updates at The Opening Finals 2017
Check back at 9:30 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