The Opening: Day One Primer
Altee Tenpenny
Altee Tenpenny
Posted Jul 6, 2012

Scout takes a look at what's on tap on Day One of The Opening in Beaverton, Oregon...'s complete coverage of The Opening 2012 presented by NIKE
BEAVERTON, ORE.- The Opening kicks off today at the Nike World Headquarters, with a full day of action on the slate.

At 9 a.m., all 150 participants will do SPARQ Testing at the Bo Jackson Field, with the top 10 scores from the preliminaries moving on to the evening.

At 2 p.m., the Nike Football Training Camp, which all participants did during the spring to earn their invitation, will take place on the Ronaldo Field.  Players will be broken up into positional units, just like at an NFTC.  Linemen will work, without pads, before going in full pads on Saturday and Sunday in the Lineman Challenge.  Skill players will audition for the draft for the Nike 7ON, which is held on Friday evening, and teams for the Nike 7ON will be revealed on Friday night.

At 5 p.m., the SPARQ National Championship will be back on Ronaldo Field, with the 10 finalists battling it out for the 2012 SPARQ National Championships.

If last year is an indicator, the SPARQ National Champion should like their chances in the Nike 7ON (assuming its a skill player).  Last year, Landon Collins won the SPARQ then helped his team win the Nike 7ON, en route to earning The Opening MVP honors.

The recruiting analysts will be on the scene in Beaverton, and you can follow them on Twitter for live updates from Friday's action.

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