The Opening out in Beavertown, Oregon, will begin next week. 162 of the nation's best 2015 prospects will be in attendance, including 27 Floridians. Here's the group of wide receivers that will participate from the Sunshine State.
No. 127 in Scout 300, No. 13 WR
Considering Texas, FSU, Auburn, Miami and others
Burt is a big and very talented wide receiver prospect from one of the powers in the Sunshine State that has produced so many elite prospects over the years. So when their coach Yusuf Shakir tells you that Burt could emerge as the best of the bunch that should tell you something, especially with Antonio Cromartie and Pat Watkins are former alum. His recent top four schools are Auburn, FSU, Texas and Miami. The Tigers could be the team to beat at this point.
Tampa Bay Tech
No. 111 in Scout 300, No. 11 WR
Committed to Clemson
Cain is an elite athlete with good size and length. Cain's primarily played quarterback and has only played wide receiver during the off-season. Cain's just a natural. He never fights the ball and catches everything with his hands away from his body. Cain possesses terrific hand-eye coordination and is good in the air, showing body control. Cain possesses very good speed. The best two words to describe his game at receiver is smooth and effortless. Tiger fans in Clemson are going to love him.
Tarpon Springs East Lake
No. 25 in Scout 300, No. 3 WR
Considering Florida, Clemson, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, Maryland, Ohio State and others
Campbell was committed to Michigan but opened things back up this spring. This kid is a super athlete and a recruit that could play on either side of the ball. He's terrific playing safety as well as defensive end. There are not too many prospects that can say that. He struggles with consistency in catching the football. When he does, Campbell is so tough to deal with because of his outstanding size and speed. He's a legit 4.4 [forty] guy. He was one of two juniors that participated at The Opening last summer.
No. 185 in Scout 300, No. 24 WR
Committed to West Virginia
Durante's skill set projects well to the next level as this is a highly competitive prospect that is a top play-maker, especially in the big game. He is tough to handle one on one and rarely drops a football. More explosive than a blazer he can easily create separation and finish a play. Durante needs to get stronger in the weight room, but he is a prospect that can help from day one. He can fit into a number of offenses and looks like a great fit at West Virginia.
Orlando Lake Nona
No. 95 WR
Considering USC, Miami, Florida, South Florida, Boston College and UCF.
Farrior was committed to the Gators until earlier this month. Now he's back on the recruiting market. Farrior put in a super NFTC in Orlando this spring. Farrier was named MVP at his position and he was solid from start to finish. There may not be anything flashy about his game, but he was a good route-runner, he flashed quickness out of his breaks, and he played with a lot of confidence. Farrier said earlier this week that the Trojans are showing him the most interest. He has not visited or camped anywhere this summer up to this point.
No. 150 in Scout 300, No. 17 WR
Considering teams like Florida State, Ohio State, Clemson, Alabama, Auburn, Miami and others.
Phillips is an elite wide receiver talent who has strong hands, runs good routes and is physical for the position. He originally committed to the Gators before backing off that pledge. Many of the major college football programs are now on the prowl for this Miami Central standout. He camped at FSU at the Seminoles could very well be the team to beat. He also visited Auburn back in the Spring.
Coconut Creek Monarch
No. 59 in Scout 300, No. 7 WR
Committed to Alabama
This kid is a special talent and so explosive. He could come out of The Opening as the top wide receiver from Florida, perhaps the region and maybe even the country. Ridley has committed to Alabama but recently visited Ohio State, along with teammate and fellow Crimson Tide pledge, Shawn Burgess-Becker
. The team to watch out for here is the University of Miami. For now, he's headed to play for Nick Saban and Alabama and could be their next star from south Florida. Ridley is also a very good defensive back.
No. 41 WR
Considering Florida State, Georgia, Michigan, Miami, Clemson, Missouri, South Carolina, Ohio State, Maryland, and Florida.
Tate is a big and long wide receiver from the Tampa Bay area. He had a nice spring and summer playing for Team Tampa opposite George Campbell. Tate has a top ten of the teams above. Tate hopes to make a commitment before August practice starts. But it only sounds like a reservation because he plans on visiting FSU and Michigan for official trips this fall. Some schools like the Gators are recruiting Tate as a tight end. He recently made an unofficial visit to Maryland.
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A handful of wide receivers from the state of Florida will be participating at The Opening.
Here's a look at The Opening wide receivers from the state of Florida.