Nike's The Opening: Leonard Fournette, Cameron Robinson highlight Louisiana group

Wescott Eberts

The nation's best running back and offensive lineman will be at Nike's The Opening.

Louisiana has a nice contingent at Nike's The Opening this weekend, with eight players from the Bayou State headed to Beaverton, Ore. to show off their skills. It's a list that includes the players generally considered to be the best running back and offensive lineman in the country in Leonard Fournette and Cameron Robinson -- with some considering Fournette the best prospect at any position in the nation.

The group includes a trio of players from River Ridge John Curtis, and a pair from New Orleans Edna Karr. Here's the full list of players involved.

RB Leonard Fournette (@_fournette), 6-1, 225
New Orleans (La.) St. Augustine
A big back, Fournette ran for 2,136 yards and 31 touchdowns on 196 carries and added 313 yards and three touchdowns on 15 receptions. The 2012 AP Class 4A All-State and Maxpreps Junior All-American selection has offers from LSU, Alabama, Notre Dame, Florida, and Texas A&M among others.

WR Malachi Dupre (@MalachiDupre), 6-2.5, 190
River Ridge (La.) John Curtis

Dupre was Class 2A All-State in 2012 as he caught 36 passes for 816 yards and 15 TDs for the state champs despite playing in a run-oriented option offense. He has 35 offers including Alabama, Arizona, Auburn, Cincinnati, Clemson, Colorado, Florida State, Kansas State, LSU, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Southern Miss, Tulane, UCLA and Vanderbilt among others.

WR Devante "Speedy" Noil (@SpeedyNoil), 5-10.5, 175
New Orleans (La.) Edna Karr
Noil put up a strong 120.54 SPARQ Rating at the New Orleans Nike Football SPARQ Combine which included a 4.45 in the 40 and a 41.7 inch vertical. On the field last season, he led Karr to a 4A state title accounting for 47 total TDs. He has an offer list that includes Alabama, Florida, Florida State, LSU, Miami, Mississippi State, Ohio State, Ole Miss, TCU and Texas.

DB Terrence Alexander (@Terrence_9), 5-9.5, 175
River Ridge (La.) John Curtis
Alexander showcased his athletic ability at the Memphis NFTC when he ran a 4.45 in the 40, jumped 35.8 inches in the vertical and recorded a 105.54 SPARQ Rating. As a junior he had four INTs and 17 pass break ups. He has over 20 offers including Arizona, Arkansas, ASU, Cincinnati, Georgia Tech, Houston, Indiana, Kansas State, Louisiana Tech, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Northwestern, Ole Miss, Stanford, Tennessee, Tulane, Vanderbilt and Washington State.

DB Mattrell McGraw (@MattrellMcGraw), 5-10, 175
River Ridge (La.) John Curtis
McGraw made the Memphis NFTC All-Camp Team after impressing coaches with coverage skills. He totaled 65 tackles and four interceptions as a junior and few in the country have seen such as meteoric recruiting rise this spring as McGraw, who now has over three dozen offers including favorites such as Alabama, Arizona State, Arkansas, Florida State, Ohio State, Oregon, UCLA and USC.

OL Cameron Robinson (@crobinson_68), 6-6, 320
West Monroe (La.)
Robinson is rated as the No. 1 offensive tackle in the country by all four recruiting services. A projected left tackle, he is coming off a season where he earned AP Class 5A All-State and All-District honors on top of being named to the Maxpreps.com Junior All-American squad. Robinson has fielded offers from virtually every program in the country, but it looks to be a two-man race between Alabama and his home-state LSU Tigers.

DE Gerald Willis (@geee90), 6-3, 260
New Orleans (La.) Edna Karr
Willis, the brother of The Opening 2011 MVP and Alabama defensive back Landon Collins, he dominated at the Atlanta NFTC and lists his early leaders as LSU, Florida, Texas A&M, USC and Alabama.

DL Garrald McDowell (@G_McDowell42), 6-1, 245
Covington, La.
McDowell was Class 5A All-State after finishing with 68 solo tackles, 29 assisted tackles, 10 1/2 sacks, 18 tackles for loss, 14 quarterback hurries and a fumble recovery. He has double digit college offers including four early favorites: Alabama, Arkansas, Kansas State and Ole Miss.

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