Nike’s The Opening participants: Michigan

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29Jun 2018
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Nike’s The Opening participants: Michigan

Jourdan Lewis and Delano Hill were two of Michigan’s ten eventual signees to participate in Nike’s The Opening in 2012

2018
Stephen Herron, Jr., DE – Louisville, KY
Cade McNamara, QB – Reno, NV
D.J. Turner II, CB – Suwanee, GA

2017
Gemon Green, CB – DeSoto, TX
Cameron McGrone, LB – Indianapolis, IN
Myles Sims, CB – Atlanta, GA
Christian Turner, RB – Buford, GA

2016
Jordan Anthony, LB – Bradenton, FL
Jaylen Kelly-Powell, S – Detroit, MI
Oliver Martin, WR – Iowa City, IA
Dylan McCaffrey, QB – Littleton, CO
Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR – Detroit, MI
Joshua Ross, LB – Orchard Lake, MI
Cesar Ruiz, C – Bradenton, FL
O’Maury Samuels, RB – Los Lunas, NM
Drew Singleton, LB – Paramus, NJ
Benjamin St-Juste, CB – Montreal, Canada
Ambry Thomas, CB – Detroit, MI

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28Jun 2017
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Nike’s The Opening 2017 roster

Buford (GA) Buford RB Christian Turner

The Opening Finals will take place from June 28-July 3. A chunk of it will be broadcast on ESPNU. Here’s a link to the full roster (LINK), and below you will find all the players who have been offered by Michigan:

Bryan Addison – WR/S – CA
Jayson Ademilola – DE – NJ (Notre Dame)
Derrik Allen – S – GA (Notre Dame)
Kamryn Babb – WR – MO
Al Blades – CB – FL (Miami)
Amari Burney – S – FL (Florida)
Tyson Campbell – CB – FL
Jackson Carman – OT – OH
Anthony Cook – CB – TX
James Cook – RB – FL (Florida State)
Matt Corral – QB – CA (USC)
Aashari Crosswell – S – CA
Devontae Dobbs – OT – MI*
Curtis Dunlap, Jr. – OG – FL
Emil Ekiyor – OG – IN (Michigan)
John Emery, Jr. – RB – LA
Daniel Faalele – OT – FL
Luke Ford – TE – IL
B.J. Foster – S – TX (Texas)
Palaie Gaoteote – LB – NV (USC)
Kalon Gervin – CB – MI
Jaelen Gill – RB – OH (Ohio State)
Richard Gouraige – OT – FL
Gemon Green – CB – TX (Michigan)
Olaijah Griffin – CB – CA
Houston Griffith – CB – IL
Jalen Hall – WR – CA
Zach Harrison – DE – OH*
K.J. Henry – DE – NC
Brian Hightower – WR – FL
Trey Hill – OG – GA
Talanoa Hufanga – S – OR
Kearis Jackson – WR – GA
D’shawn Jamison – CB – TX
Tank Jenkins – OG – AL
Josh Jobe – CB – CT (Miami)
Tyreke Johnson – S – FL
Brevin Jordan – TE – NV (Miami)
Trevor Lawrence – QB – GA (Clemson)
A.J. Lytton – CB – MD
Will Mallory – TE – FL (Miami)
Cade Mays – OT – TN (Tennessee)
Cameron McGrone – LB – IN
Kyler McMichael – CB – GA (Clemson)
Teradja Mitchell – LB – VA (Florida State)
Elijah Moore – WR – FL
Ovie Oghoufo – LB – MI (Notre Dame)
Owen Pappoe – LB – GA*
Micah Parsons – DE – PA
Ronnie Perkins – DE – MO
T.J. Pledger – RB – FL (Oklahoma)
Jalen Preston – WR – TX
Josh Proctor – S – OK (Ohio State)
Brendan Radley-Hiles – CB – FL (Nebraska)
David Reese – LB – FL
Justyn Ross – WR – AL
Jeremy Ruckert – TE – NJ
Mychale Salahuddin – RB – DC (USC)
Jamaree Salyer – OG – GA
Tyrone Sampson – C – MI (Syracuse)#
Asante Samuel, Jr. – CB – FL
Rick Sandidge – DT – FL
Anthony Schwartz – WR – FL
Ray Scott – LB – CA (USC)
Penei Sewell – OT – CA
Justin Shorter – WR – NJ (Penn State)
Tyler Shough – QB – AZ (North Carolina)
Shayne Simon – S – NJ
Myles Sims – CB – GA (Michigan)
Chris Smith – CB – GA (Georgia)
Tyreke Smith – DE – OH
Amon-Ra St. Brown – WR – CA
Caden Sterns – S – TX (Texas)
Patrick Surtain II – CB – FL
Alontae Taylor – WR – TN (Tennessee)
Isaac Taylor-Stuart – CB – CA
Xavier Thomas – DE – FL (Clemson)
Michael Thompson – DT – MO
Dorian Thompson-Robinson – QB – NV (UCLA)
Solomon Tuliaupupu – LB – CA
Christian Turner – RB – GA (Michigan)
Christian Tutt – CB – GA
Taron Vincent – DT – FL (Ohio State)
Atanza Vongor – S – TX
Brey Walker – OT – OK (Oklahoma)
Rasheed Walker – OT – MD
Xavier Williams – WR – FL (Alabama)
Jaiden Woodbey – S – CA (Ohio State)

*2019 prospect
#Not offered by Michigan

4Jul 2016
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The Opening 2016 roster

Detroit (MI) Cass Tech WR Donovan Peoples-Jones won the SPARQ national championship as an underclassman in 2015

Nike’s The Opening is taking place this coming weekend in Oregon. Lots of Michigan targets and commits are participating. Here’s a look at the Michigan targets to watch during the televised portions and 7-on-7 tournament, along with updates on Twitter and recruiting sites.

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6Jul 2014
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Nike’s The Opening 2014 roster

Alex Malzone will be recruiting for Michigan while in Oregon

The Opening will take place with various events from July 5-11. Here’s a rundown of the various Michigan targets who will be participating. Quarterbacks will be distributed for the 7-on-7 tournaments at the event, so they are not currently assigned to squads.

QUARTERBACKS
Blake Barnett – QB – California (Alabama)
Ryan Brand – QB – Michigan**
Deondre Francois – QB – Florida
Alex Malzone – QB – Michigan (Michigan)
Josh Rosen – QB – California (UCLA)
Jarrett Stidham – QB – Texas (Texas Tech)

ALPHA PRO
George Campbell, Jr. – WR – Florida
Marcus Lewis – CB – Washington, D.C. (Florida)
Osa Masina – LB – Utah
Josh Sweat – DE – Virginia

APOCALYPSE
Matt Burrell, Jr. – OT – Virginia
Rasheem Green – DT – California
Damien Harris – RB – Kentucky
Malik Jefferson – LB – Texas
Jaylon Lane – CB – Texas (Oklahoma State)
Josh McMillon – LB – Tennessee
Jacques Patrick – RB – Florida
Mook Reynolds – CB – North Carolina (Virginia Tech)

FLY RUSH
Chris Clark – TE – Connecticut (Michigan)*
Darrin Kirkland, Jr. – LB – Indiana (Michigan)
DaMarkus Lodge – WR – Texas (Texas A&M)
Drew Richmond – OT – Tennessee
Kendall Sheffield – CB – Texas
Dexter Williams – RB – Florida (Miami)

LAND SHARKS
Justin Hilliard – LB – Ohio
Soso Jamabo – RB – Texas
Tyron Johnson – WR – Louisiana
Keisean Lucier-South – DE – California
Kevin Tolliver II – CB – Florida (LSU)

MACH SPEED
Terry Beckner, Jr. – DE – Illinois
Shaun Crawford – CB – Ohio (Notre Dame)
Minkah Fitzpatrick – CB – New Jersey (Alabama)
Mitch Hyatt – OT – Georgia (Clemson)
Ray-Ray McCloud III – RB – Florida
Auden Tate – WR – Florida
Levonta Taylor – CB – Virginia#
Adonis Thomas – LB – Georgia
Mike Weber – RB – Michigan
Preston Williams – WR – Georgia (Tennessee)

VAPOR CARBON
Jashon Cornell – DE – Minnesota
Rashan Gary – DT – New Jersey#
Juwan Johnson – WR – New Jersey (Penn State)
Christian Kirk – WR – Arizona
Iman Marshall – CB – California
Tim Settle – DT – Virginia
Keenan Walker – OT – Arizona (Arizona)

*Recently chose not to attend
**Does not hold a Michigan offer but is an in-state prospect
#2016 prospect

30Jun 2013
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Nike’s The Opening 2013

Drake Harris

Nike’s The Opening, an invite-only camp for elite recruits, will take place this coming weekend. A lot of media will come out after this weekend, since recruiting analysts and ESPN descend on Oregon for the weekend.

Here’s a list of Michigan offerees who are participating, so you may want to keep an eye out for these guys:

Jamal Adams – S – Texas
Bryson Allen-Williams – OLB – Georgia (South Carolina)
Kyle Berger – OLB – Ohio (Ohio State)
Quin Blanding – S – Virginia (Virginia)
Jeb Blazevich – TE – North Carolina (Georgia)
Dante Booker – LB – Ohio (Ohio State)
Andrew Brown – DT – Virginia
Ian Bunting – TE – Illinois (Michigan)
George Campbell – WR – Florida*
Lorenzo Carter – DE – Georgia
Khairi Clark – DT – Florida (Florida)
Kevin Crosby – TE – South Carolina (South Carolina)
Malachi Dupre – WR – Louisiana
Leonard Fournette – RB – Louisiana
Wesley Green – CB – Georgia (South Carolina)
Da’Shawn Hand – DE – Virginia
Drake Harris – WR – Michigan (Michigan)**
Ja’Von Harrison – ATH – Florida (Virginia Tech)
Joe Henderson – DE – Ohio (Tennessee)
Corey Holmes – WR – Florida
Elijah Hood – RB – North Carolina (Notre Dame)
Jalen Hurd – RB – Tennessee (Tennessee)
Adoree’ Jackson – CB – California
Demetrius Knox – OG – Texas
Tyler Luatua – TE – California
Josh Malone – WR – Tennessee
Mattrell McGraw – S – Louisiana
Shai McKenzie – RB – Pennsylvania
Joe Mixon – RB – California
Nyles Morgan – LB – Illinois
Montae Nicholson – ATH – Pennsylvania
Edward Paris, Jr. – S – Texas (LSU)
Adarius Pickett – CB – California
Damian Prince – OT – Maryland
Cameron Robinson – OT – Louisiana
Artavis Scott – WR – Florida
Brandon Simmons – S – Texas (Stanford)
John Smith – ATH – California
Bentley Spain – OT – North Carolina
Jalen Tabor – CB – Washington, D.C.
Solomon Thomas – DE – Texas
Troy Vincent, Jr. – CB – Maryland
Damon Webb – CB – Michigan (Ohio State)
Andrew Williams – DE – Georgia
Dwight Williams – LB – California
Petera Wilson – LB – Tennessee
Quincy Wilson – S – Florida
Richard Yeargin III – DE – Florida

*2015 prospect
**Drake Harris is not attending the event. He has to take a summer class that overlaps with the event, and the summer class is what will allow him to graduate in December and enroll early at Michigan.

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