The Opening: Day One Primer
Tony Brown
Tony Brown
National Recruiting Analyst
Posted Jul 1, 2013


Scout takes a look at what's on tap on Day One of The Opening in Beaverton, Oregon...

Scout.com's complete coverage of The Opening 2013 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 160 participants will do SPARQ Testing at the Bo Jackson Field, with the top 10 scores from the preliminaries moving on to the evening.

Following the SPARQ Testing, the Nike Football Training Camp, which the 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 Tuesday and Wednesday in the Lineman Challenge.  Skill players will work out in their positional units.

At 5 p.m., the SPARQ National Championship will be back on Ronaldo Field, with the 10 finalists battling it out for the 2013 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, Mike Mitchell won the SPARQ National Championship.

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



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