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.,
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
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
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for live updates from Monday's action.