The Opening Preview: Southeast

The Opening 2013 gets going next week in Oregon and the southeast will be very well represented. See who all will be there and what the latest is in their recruitment here...

Many of the top prospects in America will be in Oregon June 30-July 3 for The Opening and almost half of those attending will come from the southeast.

Take a look are who will representing the southeast here:

Kavin Alexander | CB | North Little Rock (Ark.)
The Skinny: A great performance at the Dallas (Texas) Sparq Combine helped land Alexander an invite to The Opening. He has yet to pick up an offer, but he is drawing interest from schools like Arkansas, Georgia Tech, and Ole Miss.

Terrance Alexander | CB | River Ridge (La.) John Curtis Christian
The Skinny: This cornerback has gained good weight over the off-season, he has gotten a little quicker, and he has added many new offers. The first school to offer Alexander was Ole Miss and they are still very much in this race. Arkansas and Stanford are two others he is really evaluating.

Bryson Allen-Williams | OLB | Ellenwood (Ga.) Cedar Grove
The Skinny: Allen-Williams is a versatile athlete who could rush the passer off the edge or play inside or outside linebacker on the next level. He committed to South Carolina over Georgia and numerous other schools in the spring.

Derek Barnett | DE | Brentwood (Tenn.) Brentwood Academy
The Skinny: Barnett is one of those jumbo-athletes who could play defensive end, defensive tackle, tight end, or H-Back on the next level. He is being pursued by many schools, but LSU, Ohio State, Tennessee, and Vanderbilt are four to really keep an eye on.

Dillon Bates |OLB | Ponte Verda (Fla.)
The Skinny: This four-star recruit from the Sunshine State is one of the best football players from Florida. Tennessee and Alabama appear to be battling it out for Bill Bates kid on this one, although he still mentions a ton of teams.

Jeb Blazevich | TE | Charlotte (N.C.) Charlotte Christian
The Skinny: This Tar Heel State tight end took many visits and ended up committing to Georgia over Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame, Ohio State, and Ole Miss back in the spring. He has a strong pass-catcher who plays a lot of wide receiver in high school.

Charles Buchannon | RB | Pleasant Grove (Ala.)
The Skinny: Buchanon is still searching for his first offer, but the rising senior out of Alabama has had strong showings at Alabama State and Southern Miss this summer. He is being recruited to play running back, but he could play other skill positions.

George Campbell | WR | Tarpon, Springs (Fla.) East Lake*
The Skinny: This rising junior is one of the top 2015 prospects in the country regardless of position. Campbell also stars on the other side of the ball at defensive end. He has early offers from Florida, FSU, Ohio State, Michigan, Clemson, Notre Dame and many others.

Lorenzo Carter | DE | Norcross (Ga.)
The Skinny: Was part of a 15-0 state championship team in 2012 where he had 18 sacks. He is a very athletic end who could play outside linebacker in a 3-4 scheme. Alabama and Georgia are the schools all others are chasing.

Nick Chubb | RB | Cedartown (Ga.)
The Skinny: A running back out of Georgia that exploded onto the scene last fall after running for 2,700 plus yards as a junior. He committed to Georgia over Auburn and South Carolina in May.

Khairi Clark | DT | Hollywood (Fla.) Chaminade Madonna
The Skinny: Clark is a five-star prospect and the nation's No. 2 ranked defensive tackle who shocked many and committed to Florida over his childhood favorite – Miami.

Stephen Collier | QB | Leesburg (Ga.) Lee County
The Skinny: The Peach State signal caller camped at Ohio State in June, impressed the Buckeye coaching staff enough to earn an offer, and he committed to Ohio State immediately. He is a quarterback with good size, an above average arm, and he has good enough mobility to escape the rush.

Dalvin Cook | RB | Miami (Fla.) Central
The Skinny: Cook plays in the same backfield as Opening running back Joseph Yearby. This speedster from South Florida initially committed to Clemson. Now he has pledged to the Gators.

Kevin Crosby | MLB | Bamberg (S.C.) Bamberg-Ehrhardt
The Skinny: Crosby is a very versatile athlete and football player out of a strong program in South Carolina. He is committed to South Carolina as a tight end/H-back, but just as good as he is there, he could be as good or better as a linebacker. He has good feet, soft hands, and he is a strong tackler.

Trevor Darling | OT | Miami (Fla.) Central
The Skinny: Darling is one of three Central Rockets headed out to the Opening. This right tackle has really improved over the past 12-18 months and has shown why he's one of the best in the country. Darling is committed to Miami.

Kain Daub | MLB | Jacksonville (Fla.) Sandalwood
The Skinny: The nation's top inside linebacker and five-star recruit first committed to LSU. Now Daub is headed to man the middle of Florida State's defense.

Duke Dawson | S | Cross City (Fla.) Dixie County
The Skinny: Dawson, who has committed to the Gators, has had a great spring. He has the versatility to play cornerback or safety at the next level.

Johnnie Dixon | WR | Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.) Dwyer
The Skinny: Dixon had a brilliant performance at the Miami Nike Football Training Camp this past spring to earn an Opening invite. He has an impressive offer list and remains open with such programs like Florida, Miami, Ohio State, Alabama, West Virginia, Tennessee and many others after him.

Malachi Dupre | WR | River Ridge (La.) John Curtis Christian
The Skinny: Dupre is a smooth wideout with speed, hands, and big-play ability. He may not put up huge numbers due to the system he plays in, but do not let that fool you. LSU was the childhood favorite, so the home-state school is thought to be the leader.

Rashaan Evans | DE | Auburn (Ala.)
The Skinny: Evans is an elite pass rusher off the edge. He has great anticipation, he gets to the quarterback in a hurry, and he is explosive. Auburn University is just down the road from his home and they will be tough to beat in the end, but he recently named Georgia and UCLA as his top two schools.

Leonard Fournette | RB | New Orleans (La.) St. Augustine
The Skinny: Another Alabama-LSU war shaping up here, but Florida State is another school to keep an eye on. LSU has really targeted Fournette for two years and he is not only the top prospect Louisiana, but in the country, so keeping this five-star home is crucial for Les Miles.

Josh Frazier | DT | Springdale (Ark.) Har-Ber
The Skinny: Frazier recently named removed Georgia from his top five and replaced it with Auburn. Alabama, Arkansas, Texas A&M, and USC are the others in that group. Frazier is a plugger in the middle with good size and agility.

Kyle Gibson | S | Seffner (Fla.) Armwood
The Skinny: Gibson is another recruit from the Sunshine State that really had a big spring and showed improvement and maturity. He recently said that Vanderbilt and Louisville were his two favorite schools.

Wesley Green | CB | Lithonia (Ga.) M.L.K.
The Skinny: Green originally planned to commit at The Opening, but he just couldn't wait that long. He visited South Carolina in June and committed to the Gamecocks a week later. Green committed to Carolina over schools like Clemson and Georgia. He is a physical corner who has that swagger you love to see at that position.
Treon Harris | CB | Miami (Fla.) Booker T. Washington
The Skinny: This is a five-star athlete that prefers to play quarterback at the next level but will play corner at The Opening. What he decides position wise will greatly influence his college decision as things stand now.

Corey Holmes | WR | Ft. Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas
The Skinny: This speedy, big play wide receiver from STA has offers from across the country. He loves Notre Dame and Michigan but also wants to see UCLA and possibly some others before his decision.

Jalen Hurd | RB | Hendersonville (Tenn.) Beach
The Skinny: Hurd is the top prospect in the state of Tennessee and he is staying home to play college football. This 6-foot-3, 215 pound running back is a strong commitment to Butch Jones and the Vols.

Bijhon Jackson | DT | El Dorado (Ark.)
The Skinny: A big (6-2/335) interior defensive lineman that is committed to play for the home-state Arkansas Razorbacks. He could refine his body a little, but he really moves better than expected. He fires off the ball well and is more than just a space-eater.

Derwin James | S | Auburndale ( Fla.)*
The Skinny: This rising junior from the 2015 class is one of the top safeties in the state already. James committed to Florida State.

C.J. Hampton | S | Meridian (Miss.)
The Skinny: Schools are not giving up on this Scout 300 safety out of Mississippi. He is still looking at schools like Alabama, Auburn, Stanford, and Tennessee, but he calls himself a strong Ole Miss commitment.

Elijah Hood | RB | Charlotte (N.C.) Charlotte Catholic
The Skinny: This big bruising running back has committed to Notre Dame. He is a strong and punishing runner who could also be a good linebacker in college.

Chris Lammons | CB | Plantation (Fla.)
The Skinny: Lammons is yet another elite cornerback prospect from Plantation High School in south Florida. The Gators look like the team to beat with Tennessee, South Carolina, Alabama and Miami all closely in the fold.

Ermon Lane | WR | Homestead (Fla.)
The Skinny: Lane is the top receiver in Florida with all the tools to be a dominant player at this position. It's shaping up to be a battle of the big three in Florida with Alabama. Go figure.

Josh Malone | WR | Gallatin (Tenn.) Station Camp
The Skinny: This long, lean, and fluid wideout holds over 30 scholarship offers. He is close to narrowing down his list for the first time, but Scout looks at Georgia, Notre Dame, and Tennessee as legit contenders for this Scout 300 receiver.

Trey Marshall | S | Lake City (Fla.) Columbia
The Skinny: This safety from the Florida panhandle will announce his decision at The Opening between FSU, Georgia and Ole Miss. He's from the same school as Laremy Tunsil.

Corey Martinez |OG | Tampa (Fla.) Catholic
The Skinny: Martinez is a versatile offensive lineman prospect that can play anywhere on the front. He could very well decide between the Hurricanes and Seminoles.

Montel McBride | OG | Plant City (Fla.)
The Skinny: McBride was flying a bit under the radar this spring and then Alabama offered him. So has Florida State, Mississippi State, Kentucky, Louisville and many others.

Garrald McDowell | DE | Covington (La.)
The Skinny: McDowell is kind of a ‘tweener' and it is unknown just where he will play on the next level. He may not have ideal size to play end, but he is great off the edge right now. He could play end, defensive tackle, or possibly linebacker on the next level. LSU recently offered and they are a strong contender. Arkansas, Ole Miss, and Tennessee are others involved.

Mattrell McGraw | S | River Ridge (La.) John Curtis Christian
The Skinny: McGraw will enter The Opening with a top eight, but he plans to cut that list in half while in Oregon. Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona State, Florida State, Ohio State, Oregon, UCLA, and USC are his current favorites. McGraw is a safety who could help at nickel back on the next level.

Raekwon McMillan | MLB | Hinesville (Ga.) Liberty County
The Skinny: All signs point to McMillan leaving Georgia for college. Alabama and Ohio State are high on his list and Clemson and Florida are two others to watch. This physical linebacker does not plan to commit any time soon.

Christian Miller | OLB | Columbia (S.C.) Spring Valley
The Skinny: Miller committed to Florida early in the process, but has since backed off that decision. Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and UCLA look to be the major contenders right now with Tennessee in the mix as well.

Anthony Moten | DT | Ft. Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas
The Skinny: This active defensive tackle has already made his verbal commitment to the University of Florida after landing a handful of offers from schools like Miami, FSU, and Ohio State.

Devante Noil | WR | New Orleans (La.) Edna Karr
The Skinny: This elite athlete out of Louisiana plays a lot of quarterback for Edna Karr because he is so dangerous with the ball in his hands. He will move to slot receiver on the next level. LSU is thought to be the team to beat, but Florida, Texas A&M, and USC are in his top group as well. If anyone can defeat the in-state Tigers, it looks to be the Aggies at this time.

Jacob Park | QB | Goose Creek (S.C.) Stratford
The Skinny: Park is a quarterback with great feet and a live arm out of South Carolina. He recently committed to Georgia over Alabama and Virginia Tech.

Chris Register | OLB | Greensboro (N.C.) Dudley
The Skinny: Clemson went on a run early in June and one of their top commitments during that span was Register's. He is a Scout 300 outside linebacker who could also work some at defensive end.

Cameron Robinson | OT | Monroe (La.) West Monroe
The Skinny: This is a good ole fashioned Alabama-LSU battle. Georgia and Texas A&M among many others are vying for official visits this fall, but in the end, this five-star will be part of the Tiger or Crimson Tide family.

JoJo Robinson | WR | Miami (Fla.) Northwestern
The Skinny: This is a very talented prospect from the city of Miami who could play on either side of the ball in Tallahassee as a receiver or cornerback. He has committed to FSU.

Travis Rudolph | WR | West Palm Beach (Fla.) Cardinal Newman
The Skinny: Rudolph was an early commitment to Miami. Now he's opened things back up and recently visited Alabama, Auburn, Georgia and Vanderbilt. Florida is clearly in it and don't sleep on the Hurricanes. He could visit Ohio State and FSU this summer as well.

Artavis Scott | WR | Tarpon Springs (Fla.) East Lake
The Skinny: Scott is an unbelievably talented player from the Sunshine State that's an incredible receiver and an even better cornerback prospect. He could name his school with offers from around the country.

Bentley Spain | OT | Charlotte (N.C.) Providence
The Skinny: Spain is a top offensive tackle that has offers from schools from coast to coast. Look for him to commit to North Carolina, South Carolina, or Stanford at some point in July.

Derrell Scott | RB | Havelock (N.C.)
The Skinny: South Carolina is looked at as the leader for this speedster out of the Tar Heel State. The SEC school has him high on their board and they are in good shape to land his commitment. Florida State and Oregon are others in the mix.

Kentavius Street | DE | Greenville (N.C.) Rose
The Skinny: Street is a very strong and high-energy player on the field. He is very assertive at end and he can play the run and rush the passer. North Carolina State grabbed the lead earlier in 2013 and they have not given that up. Schools like Florida State, Georgia, LSU, and Miami are still involved here.

Roderick Taylor | OG |Jackson (Miss.) Callaway
The Skinny: This mobile interior offensive lineman out of Mississippi will likely choose Alabama or Ole Miss in the end. He has visited Tuscaloosa numerous times, but has been in Oxford more than any other college town. Mississippi State is still pursuing him as well.

Chad Thomas | DE | Miami (Fla.) Booker T. Washington
The Skinny: Thomas is Florida's top defensive end prospect at this time who will likely pick between Miami and FSU. Keep an eye on LSU. Others could creep into the mix but it will likely be an in-state battle.

Racean Thomas | RB | Oxford (Ala.)
The Skinny: This could boil down to an in-state battle between Alabama and Auburn, but Florida State is in there and schools like Florida, LSU, and Oregon are hanging around too. He is one of the more complete backs in the country with size, speed, power, and hands.

De'Andre Thompkins | WR | Swansboro (N.C.)
The Skinny: With the ball in his hands, he is great, and he could also have a high ceiling defending passes at cornerback. He is a solid commitment to Penn State where he plans to play receiver.

Trevion Thompson | WR | Durham (N.C.) Hillside
The Skinny: Clemson has been known to sign top receivers in recent years and they have a shot at one of the best in the country here. Clemson, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Ohio State, and West Virginia are five to keep an eye on. Thompson is a very smooth receiver that glides across the field and he has not released a leader yet.

Ronald Walker | S | Jackson (Miss.) Callaway
The Skinny: Walker is an athlete who could be a big safety on the next level or move down to outside linebacker. He is currently one of three prospects from Callaway High School that is committed to Ole Miss.

Deshaun Watson | QB | Gainesville (Ga.)
The Skinny: Won the state championship in Georgia as a junior, set the state passing records, and was named Player of the Year in his classification. He is a solid commitment to Clemson.

Kendarius Webster | CB | Stockbridge (Fla.)
The Skinny: Florida State is the most recent school to offer Webster and Georgia offered before that. He has a lot of upside at cornerback with his combination or size, speed, and hips. Ole Miss may have the lead right now with FSU and Georgia right there as well.

Sean White | QB | Ft. Lauderdale (Fla.) University School
The Skinny: White has emerged as one of the state's best signal caller after another impressive performance at the Miami NFTC. He plans on visiting a handful of schools in July including Wisconsin and Cincinnati.

Gerald Willis | DE | New Orleans (La.) Edna Karr
The Skinny: This one looks to be coming down to the same schools his brother Landon Collins was down to a couple of years ago – Alabama and LSU. Willis will look at others, but those are the main two right now. He is a versatile lineman who could play inside or outside.

Quincy Wilson | S | Ft. Lauderdale (Fla.) University School
The Skinny: Wilson is a talented defensive back with three dozen plus offers. He has had a busy summer visiting schools like Ohio State and Notre Dame. He will be seeing USC and UCLA before The Opening and camping with Alabama and LSU next month. Yeah, he's open.

Petera Wilson | MLB | Memphis (Tenn.) White Station
The Skinny: Wilson is a four-star out of Tennessee and he claims a long list of scholarship offers. He has some favorites in mind and Arkansas, LSU, Ole Miss, and Tennessee are among those. He is a big linebacker with good size and instincts.

Isaiah Wynn | OG | St. Petersburg (Fla.) Lakewood
The Skinny: Wynn is a mauler up front who had a hot spring, picking up a ton of scholarship offers. If he stays in Florida he picks the Gators. If he leaves the state it could be Vanderbilt or Georgia.

Joseph Yearby | RB | Miami (Fla.) Central
The Skinny: Yearby plays in the same backfield as Opening running back Dalvin Cook. This kid is something special as a player. Yearby first committed to FSU and now he's staying home to play for the 'Canes.

Richard Yeargin III | OLB | Ft. Lauderdale (Fla.) University School
The Skinny: This huge linebacker prospect has visited Notre Dame and Ohio State. He will also see USC and Clemson this summer before narrowing his list down to five schools by mid-August.

* = 2015 prospect.

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