The Opening 2013 takes place beginning on Monday in Beaverton, Ore., and there will be plenty of recruits from the state of Florida showcasing their talents on the West Coast. Some have made commitments to college already, while others are still going through the recruiting process.
In either case, the players will be trying to improve their standing in the eyes of college scouts. Below is a list of the Florida products who will be participating in the event, including some scouting info for each.
QB Sean White (@SeanWhite_12), 6-1, 200
Ft. Lauderdale (Fla.) University Christian
The 6'1, 200-pound White is one of the more underrated quarterbacks in the country. A consensus three-star, he has been steadily adding BCS offers, showing more arm strength than many thought he had, and staying accurate and consistent. White won Quarterback MVP honors at the Miami NFTC for the second year in a row. A Class 3A All-State pick last year while playing at Chaminade, he passed for 3,430 yards with 40 TDs and only six interceptions while rushing for six more scores. Also a standout at the Atlanta and Columbus Elite 11 Regionals, he has offers from a dozen schools including Boston College, Cincinnati, Hawaii, Houston, Syracuse, Wake Forest and West Virginia.
RB Dalvin Cook, 5-11, 187
Miami (Fla.) Central
Cook was Class 6A All-State as a junior when he ran for 1,452 yards and 21 TDs. Cook has committed to Florida over offers from Florida State, LSU, Miami, Clemson and USC.
WR George Campbell (@GeorgeCampbell0), 6-3.5, 185
(Class of '15) Tarpon Springs (Fla.) East Lake
Campbell is a two-way threat, catching 30 passes for 770 yards and nine offensive scores while recording 56 tackles on defense as a sophomore. He showed his size and athletic ability at the Orlando NFTC where he ran a 4.48 in the 40, a 4.22 shuttle, a 37.1 inch vertical and a 34 foot power ball throw to earn a 106.86 SPARQ Rating. He already has 15 offers from national programs like Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Michigan, Notre Dame and Ohio State.
WR Johnnie Dixon (@unogohard1), 5-10.5, 195
Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.) Dwyer
Dixon was an All-State Class 7A honoree after catching 39 passes for 711 yards and eight scores as a junior. His college offers include home state favorites of Miami, Florida State and Florida.
WR Corey Holmes (@coreyholmes4), 6-2, 175,
Ft. Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas
He was dubbed by former NFL All-Pro receiver Cris Carter as the "next big thing" at tradition rich St. Thomas Aquinas High School. Holmes had 28 receptions for 511 yards and five TDs last season and fields more than two dozen offers including ones from early leaders Miami (Fla.), Michigan, Notre Dame and Oklahoma.
WR Ermon Lane, 6-2, 185
He was a Class 6A All-State pick in 2012 when he caught 801 passes for eight scores and also accounted for four interceptions on defense. He has over 20 offers including Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Miami (Fla.), Ole Miss, Nebraska, Ohio State and USC.
WR JoJo Robinson, 5-11, 178
Miami (Fla.) Northwestern
The speedburner started off the NFTC tour by running a 4.41 40 at the Miami Nike Combine. He came back out to the Miami NFTC in March and tore it up. Has the speed to get behind any defense and showed off good hands in Miami. He committed to Florida State over offers from LSU, Miami, USC and UCLA among others.
WR Travis Rudolph (@TravisRudolph5), 6-0.5, 185
West Palm Beach (Fla.) Cardinal Newman
He had 833 total yards on offense and scored 17 touchdowns despite missing three games with an injury. A Class 3A 2nd Team All-State pick, he has offers from Auburn, FIU, Florida, Florida Atlantic, Florida State, Louisville, Marshall, Miami (Fla.), Oregon, Tennessee, Wake Forest and West Virginia.
WR Artavis Scott (@ArtavisScott7), 5-10.5, 180
Tarpon Springs (Fla.) East Lake
Scott was a Class 8A All-State pick as a junior and a MaxPreps Sophomore All-American two years ago. He has college offers from Florida, Florida State, South Florida, Ohio State, Michigan and North Carolina State.
OL Trevor Darling, 6-4.5, 328
Miami (Fla.) Central
Darling was a Class 6A All-State pick after he helped pave the way to a state championship for the Rockets. The four-star linemen is joining the two guys he opens holes for, Joseph Yearby and Dalvin Cook, at The Opening. Darling ended his recruitment early when he committed to the hometown Miami Hurricanes back in his sophomore year.
OL Corey Martinez (@CJMartinez77), 6-4, 300
Tampa (Fla.) Catholic
Martinez was a Class 3A All-State honoree as a junior. He comes from athletic DNA as his father, Ronnie, was a pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies. Martinez has two dozen offers including Alabama, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Miami (Fla.), Ole Miss, Notre Dame, Tennessee and West Virginia.
OL Montel McBride (@blindside6955), 6-3.5, 330
Plant City, Fla.
McBride was the Offensive Lineman MVP at the Orlando NFTC and impressed coaches with his football IQ and fundamentals in the one-on-one drills. His stock has greatly increased this spring culminating in offers from Alabama, Auburn, Central Florida, Florida State, Kentucky, Louisville, Mississippi State and South Florida.
OL Isaiah Wynn (@iwynn77), 6-2.5, 270
St. Petersburg (Fla.) Lakewood
Wynn was Class 5A All-State last season. He has 15 early offers ranging from Florida State, South Florida and Central Florida at home to schools like Arkansas, Ole Miss, Missouri, Kentucky and Vanderbilt in the SEC.
LB Dillon Bates (@dillonbates), 6-3, 215
Ponte Vedra, Fla.
Bates comes from a football family as his father, Bill Bates, played for the Dallas Cowboys and two older brothers are currently at Wake Forest and Northwestern. He will be a three year starter and was a Class 5A All-State pick last year after recording 104 tackles. Bates was invited after a 109.05 SPARQ Rating at the Atlanta NFSC. His college offers include Florida, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Miami, Notre Dame, Ohio St, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas A&M, and Vanderbilt.
LB Kain Daub (@DaubKain), 6-3.5, 238
Jacksonville (Fla.) Sandalwood
Daub was a Class 8A All-State pick after recording 74 tackles, seven sacks and five forced fumbles as a junior. He committed to Florida State over offers from Alabama, Miami, Florida, LSU, Ohio State, South Carolina, USC and UCLA.
LB Richard Yeargin III (@ryearginIII), 6-3, 220
Ft. Lauderdale (Fla.) University School
The tall defender was All-Broward Co. last year when he made 45 tackles (20 for loss) and 13 sacks. He has an offer list that includes Boston College, Florida, Purdue, Rutgers, South Florida, Tennessee, UCLA, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
DB Duke Dawson (@NoFLYZoNeDawson), 5-11, 197
Cross City (Fla.) Dixie Co.
Dawson had 43 tackles and two INTs last season. He committed to Florida over offers from Florida State, Tennessee and Wisconsin.
DB Kyle Gibson (@K_Gibson_G)
5-11.5, 170, Seffner (Fla.) Armwood
Gibson had 65 tackles, four INTs, four forced fumbles and three sacks as an athletic, aggressive strong safety. College offers include Notre Dame, Tennessee, Mississippi State, Michigan State, Louisville and Florida as well as several other in-state programs.
DB Treon Harris (@t5_harris), 5-10.5, 185
Miami (Fla.) B.T. Washington
Harris was a Class 4A All-State pick after leading Washington to a Class 4A state title. Harris passed for 2,576 yards and 33 TDs with only seven INTs while rushing for another 751 yards and 15 scores. Invited after the Miami NFSC where he had a 92.61 SPARQ Rating, his college offers include Arizona, Boston College, Central Florida, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Marshall, Ole Miss and South Florida.
DB Derwin James Jr. (@derwinjames6), 6-2, 200
(Class of '15), Auburndale, Fla.
James will be a junior this season and impressed at the Orlando NFTC where he ran a 4.66 in the 40, recorded a 35.1 and dominated the one-on-one drills to earn All-Camp Team honors. A Class 5A Honorable Mention All-State player, he has already committed to Florida State.
DB Chris Lammons (@CL1_Era), 5-9.5, 170
Lammons was All-Broward County last year playing mostly at cornerback. Quick and explosive, he has a 35 inch vertical and has received offers from instate powers Florida, Florida State and Miami as well as Alabama and Ohio State.
DB Trey Marshall (@Marshall_Era21), 5-11, 195
Lake City (Fla.) Columbia
Marshall earned Class 6A All-State honors at strong safety where he had 60 tackles, six pass breakups, three INTs and three forced fumbles. He has offers from a dozen programs including Arkansas, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Louisville, Miami, Ole Miss, South Florida, Tennessee, Vanderbilt and West Virginia.
DB Quincy Wilson (@DC_WILSON954), 6-1, 200
Ft Lauderdale (Fla.) University School
Wilson was a 2nd Team All-Broward County 5A pick as a junior after making 40 tackles and recording one INT. He has close to 40 offers including Arizona, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, LSU, Maryland, Michigan State, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Ole Miss, Rutgers, South Carolina, Stanford, Tennessee, Texas A&M, West Virginia, UCLA and USC.
DL Khairi Clark (@KhairiClark), 6-1.5, 320
Hollywood (Fla.) Chaminade-Madonna
He had 26 tackles for loss and nine sacks as a junior to earn All-Broward County honors. The lineman committed to Florida in June over 30 other offers.
DL Anthony Moten (@anthony_moten95), 6-4, 280
Ft. Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas
Moten was named All-Broward County as his 30 tackles, including nine for loss, and four sacks helped lead Aquinas to the state 7A title. He showed his strength with the top power ball throw (42 feet) at the Miami Nike Football SPARQ Combine. Moten committed to Florida over a double digit offer list that included Florida State, Miami, Notre Dame and Ohio State.
DE Chad Thomas (@F5_Chad), 6-5, 235
Miami (Fla.) B.T. Washington
Thomas was an All-Class 4A pick last season when he recorded 57 tackles and six sacks. Rated as one of Dade County's top 10 prospects, he has college offers from Florida State, LSU, Marshall, Miami, Ole Miss and Texas A&M.