Scout Previews Offensive Standouts Expected to Compete at The Opening Washington, D.C., Regional Camp

A look at the top offensive prospects expected to compete in The Opening Washington, D.C., on Sunday at Centreville High.


Quarterbacks committed to ACC schools are the headliners for the event, led by four-star Devin Leary of Erial (N.J.) Timber Creek. The NC State commit is the No. 19 quarterback in the 2018 class, but he is not alone when it comes to talented signal callers at the event.

Virginia Tech commit DeJuan Ellis of Owings Mills (Md.) Mc Donogh will also compete and is joined by Washington (D.C.) St. John's Kevin Doyle, whose offer list includes SyracusePittsburghPurdue and Michigan State.

The class of 2019 is also represented in Midlothian (Va.) Manchester's Brendon Clark, who is being aggressively pursued by Duke and Wake Forest, as well as recent Maryland offeree Zamar Wise of Newark (N.J.) Barringer.

Running Backs

This group is loaded, and the No. 1 running back in the East and Penn State commit Ricky Slade of Woodbridge (Va.) Hylton leads the way. Ronnie Walker, who is the region's No. 2 running back and from Hopewell (Va.), High, will also be in attendance. Walker will visit Duke, Indiana, Michigan State and Northwestern in the next few months.

The group also features Washington (D.C.) Woodson's Mychale Salahuddin, whose offer list includes North CarolinaOklahoma, Maryland, Nebraska and USC

Three of the top underclassman in the region are slated to be on hand. One is class of 2019 Stafford (Va.) North Stafford running back Devyn Ford, who holds offers from coast to coast. He visited Georgia, Penn State and Virginia Tech in the past few weeks. Class of 2020 Chester (Va.) Thomas Dale standout Chris Tyree, who recently added offers from North Carolina and Florida State, and Laurel (Md.) St. Vincent Pallotti's Blake Corum, who holds Maryland, Rutgers, North Carolina and South Carolina offers, are slated to attend.


Potomac (Md.) Oxon Hill's Daniel George, a four-star who is being recruited heavily by Penn State, Virginia Tech, Maryland and North Carolina, is one of the top receivers scheduled to attend.

Four-star Lorton (Va.) South County's Dillon Spalding has North Carolina, Virginia Tech and Tennessee pushing hard for him and South Riding (Va.) Freedom's Robert Mayo, whose offers includes Maryland, NC State and Wake Forest, and Alexandria (Va.) Hayfield's Brian Cobbs, whose offers include NC State, Virginia, Wake Forest and West Virginia, are scheduled to attend. Philadelphia St. Joseph's standout Darryle Simmons has a top six of Maryland, Tennessee, Penn State, North Carolina, Virginia Tech and West Virginia.

Class of 2019 Upper Marlboro (Md.) Wise's Isaiah Hazel, whose offer list includes Maryland, Rutgers, Kentucky and Syracuse, will test himself against top competition. Also, four-star DeMarcco Hellams of Hyattsville (Md.) DeMatha is listed as a receiver but Penn State is recruiting him to play defensive back. Clemson, Maryland, Michigan, Tennessee and Virginia Tech are among the schools heavily involved with Hellams.

Tight Ends

T.J. Banks can play tight end or defensive end, and the North Versailles (Pa.) East Allegheny prospect is set to play on offense. His offer list includes Maryland, Syracuse, Pittsburgh, Temple and West Virginia.

Offensive Linemen

It is a loaded group led by Scout 100 Stafford (Va.) North Stafford offensive tackle Nana Asiedu will compete a day after he visits Penn State, which leads for the East's No. 1 offensive tackle.

Another high-level offensive tackle set to attend is Waldord (Md.) North Point's Rasheed Walker, who holds a top six of Ohio State, Penn State, North Carolina, Maryland, Rutgers and Virginia Tech. Four-star Devonte Gordon of Washington (Md.) Maret holds a Virginia offer, and Washington (D.C.) Gonzaga's Aidan Rafferty, whose offer list includes Syracuse, Louisville, NC State, Pittsburgh, Arizona, Virginia Tech and VIrginia, will be in attendance.

Plymouth (Pa.) Wyoming Valley West's Chris Bleich decommitted from Penn State earlier in the week. He made recent visits to Nebraska and Rutgers, and he has strong Virginia Tech interest.

DeMatha's Evan Gregory, who holds offers from Maryland, West Virginia, Syracuse, Rutgers and Virginia, and 

Another top player is Dumfries (Va.) Potomac's Jesus Gibbs, whose offer list is nearing 20 and includes Indiana, NC State, Syracuse, Virginia and Wake Forest. Memphis (Tenn.) Harding Academy offensive guard Will Lawrence is another prospect to watch. He is in contact with Baylor, Michigan, TCU and Vanderbilt the most lately.

Henry Chibueze, the top offensive guard in Virginia, will compete at his home school. He has offers from North Carolina and East Carolina.

Scout's Michael Clark contributed to this report

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