Nike Football The Opening Regional in Oakland: Offensive Preview

A look at the top offensive prospects expected at the The Opening Regional in Oakland on Sunday...


The Headliner

Brevin White, Lancaster (Calif.) Paraclete

The four-star is one of the top passers in the region and has a number of offers, including from Arizona State, where his brother Brady plays, Boise StateOregon State and Washington State.  White is trying to keep the family tradition of making the Elite 11 Finals, Brady made it in 2014, and he'll be a headliner this weekend.

Sleeper To Watch:

Spencer Petras, Kentfield (Calif.) Marin Catholic

Petras has a number of offers, including from CaliforniaLouisville and Oregon State, so he's quickly shedding his sleeper status this spring, but he still hasn't garnered the attention some of his peers in the West have.  Marin Catholic has had two Elite 11 Finalists in the last five years, including Jared Goff, the No. 1 pick in the 2016 NFL draft and Petras is the latest quarterback from Marin Catholic, he's just emerged a little later than his predecessors.  But a big showing in Oakland could really catapult him up the quarterback charts.

Underclassman To Watch: 

Dylan Morris, Graham (Wash.) Kapowsin (2019)

The four-star has looked great all spring after an up and down sophomore season, earning MVP honors at May Madness in Seattle and a spot in the Northwest Nine.  Morris, who has offers from WashingtonWashington State and Oregon State as well as Nebraska, is trying to cement himself as the top underclass quarterback in the Northwest and this weekend will be a good chance for him to do so.

Others To Watch: 

J.T. Shrout, Newhall (Calif.) Hart 

Michael Johnson Jr., Eugene (Calif.) Sheldon (2019)

Jamarye Joiner, Vail (Ariz.) Cienega

Casey Thompson, Southmoore (Okla.)

Cale Millen, Snoqualmie (Wash.) Mount Si (2019) 

Hamish McClure, Encino (Calif.) Crespi

Warren Bryan, La Verne (Calif.) Damien

Jay Butterfield, Brentwood (Calif.) Liberty (2020)

Trent Tompkins, Fresno (Calif.) Central (2019)

Clayton Tune, Carrollton (Texas) Hebron

Jake Dukart, Lake Oswego (Ore.)

Sol-Jay Maiava, Kahuku (Hawai) (2020)

Zachary Wilson, Draper (Utah) Corner Canyon

Ben Wooldridge, Pleasanton (Calif.) Foothill

Simon Burkett, Meridian (Wash.)

Jaden Casey, Oceanside (Calif.) El Camino


The Headliner:

Chris Brown, Oceanside (Calif.) El Camino

The West's No. 1 running back in the 2018 class worked out as a running back in Los Angeles and looked good and he's back in Oakland looking to make one final case to punch a spot in The Opening Finals.  Brown is focusing on schools like UCLAUtahCalifornia and hometown San Diego State.

Sleeper to Watch:

Dusty Frampton, Stockton (Calif.) St. Mary's

A year ago, Frampton was one of the surprises at The Opening Oakland, earning a spot on our all-underclass team.  He had the second best SPARQ score on the day, and highest for an underclassmen, with a 122.88, including a 4.59 40.  Now he's hoping to follow up with another big day that could finally get him more on the map for his first offer.

Underclassman to Watch:

Austin Jones, Oakland (Calif.) Bishop O'Dowd (2019)

One of the top underclass playmakers in the West, regardless of positions, Jones has a half-dozen offers, including Pac-12 offers from OregonOregon StateUCLAUtah and Washington, where his high school coach, Napoleon Kaufman, was a star back in the 1990's.

Others to Watch: 

Malone Mataele, Santa Margarita (Calif.)

Kendall Milton, Clovis (Calif.) Buchanan (2020)

Richard Newton, Palmdale (Calif.)

Kirby Bennett, Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman

Chad Magyar, Santa Margarita (Calif.)

Tyler Santos, Alberta (Canada) Wisewood

Isiah Kendrick, San Mateo (Calif.) Serra

Zakhayas Lee, Portland (Ore) Central Catholic (2019)


The Headliner:

Isaah Crocker, Sacramento (Calif.) Inderkum

The top receiver in Northern California, Crocker has offers from all over and a top eight that includes CaliforniaNebraskaNotre DameOregonOregon StateUCLAUSC and Utah and would like to make it two years in a row an Inderkum prospect made it to Beaverton after his teammate, Josh Falo did a year ago. 

Sleeper to Watch:

Patrick Nunn, San Mateo (Calif.) Serra

Nunn is one of our favorite big receivers in this class, but he's only picked up one Pac-12 offer so far, from Washington State.  But we think that will change by the end of the eval period and despite being overshadowed a bit on his own 7v7 team, he's a bigtime player and our pick for the sleeper to emerge this weekend.

Underclassman to Watch:

Joe Ngata, Folsom (Calif.) (2019)

Despite having one of the most high-powered offenses in the country, Folsom's receivers never get the respect they deserve.  That's changing with Ngata, who already has offers from UCLAUSCUtahWashington and Washington State.  Utah has his former head coach, Troy Taylor, as their OC and his brother Ariel signed with the Huskies in February.  He'll be a national recruit when it's all said and done.

Others to Watch:

Kobe Smith, Gardena (Calif.) Serra

Manuel Allen, Corona (Calif.)

Andre Hunt, Lancaster (Calif.) Paraclete

Nikko Remigio, Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei

Solomon Enis, Phoenix (Ariz.) North Canyon

Isaiah Johnson, Modesto (Calif.) Downey

Kahlef Hailassie, Elk Grove (Calif.) Cosumnes Oaks

Nash Fouch, Woodinville (Wash.)

A'jae Boyd, Pittsburg (Calif.)

Kenden Robinson, Alameda (Calif.)

Jarick Caldwell, Chandler (Ariz.)

Cole Turner, Clackamas (Ore.)

Darien Chase, Vancouver (Wash.) Mountain View (2019)

Teyjohn Harrington, Fresno (Calif.) Edison

Rob Funkhouser, Danville (Calif.) San Ramon Valley

Qawi Ntsasa, West Linn (Ore.)

Charles Ross, Culver City (Calif.)

Michael Noil, Portland (Ore.) Madison

Gunner Romney, Chandler (Ariz.)

Mekhi Metcalf, Seattle (Wash.) Garfield

Jalen Cropper, Sanger (Calif.) (2019)

Josh Delgado, Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco (2019)

Willie Harts, Pittsburg (Calif.) (2019)


The Headliner:

Spencer Webb, Sacramento (Calif.) Christian Brothers

The Oregon commit has been excellent every time we've seen him this spring on the 7v7 circuit and showed he's every bit the Pac-12 recruit that he became.  He's a good route runner with soft hands and is a tough matchup physically.  

Sleeper to Watch:

Keishon Dawkins, West Linn (Ore.)

Dawkins has one offer, from Nevada, but as more schools see him this spring and then this fall, we expect him to have a number of offers to choose from.  He's a big target, gets off his defender and does a good job getting open for his quarterback.  

Underclassman to Watch:

Isaiah Foskey, Concord (Calif.) De La Salle (2019)

A four-star on Scout on our initial 2020 Watch List last summer, Foskey took over for Army All-American Devin Asiasi and kept that tight end position locked down for the Spartans.  He's a very good athlete who's gotten bigger, even since last fall, and has a chance to be a bigtime national prospect by his senior year, already boasting offers from ArizonaMiamiMichiganUCLA and Utah.

Others to Watch: 

McCallan Castles, South Lake Tahoe (Calif.) 

Tuni Fifita, Milpitas (Calif.)

Jason Lloyd, Carlmont (Calif.)

Ben Keeter, Bellevue (Wash.)

Jackson Heath, Blue Valley (Mo.) Northwest


The Headliner:

Penei Sewell, St. George (Utah) Desert Hills

The top offensive tackle prospect out West, Sewell first jumped on the map last spring when he was all-underclass at The Opening Los Angeles and now he's trying to make a case to be invited to The Opening Finals.  The four-star, No. 9 tackle nationally has a who's who of offers, including from most of the Pac-12 and a number of SEC schools. 

Sleeper to Watch:

Travis Spreen, Portland (Ore.) Jesuit

One of the top centers in the country in this class, Spreen's offers come mostly from the Ivy League and the service academies, but there is no doubt he can play at the Mountain West or the Pac-12 and we think it's just a matter of time before he starts pulling in those offers.  He's nasty as a run blocker and good in pass protection while also being the anchor of the offensive line.

Underclassman to Watch:

Enokk Vimahi, Kahuku (Hawaii)

Vimahi is closing in on double-digit offers already, including notable offers from NebraskaOregonSyracuse and USC.  He's an athletic tackle with a frame to add more weight and can play inside or outside.  He was a pick to the all-underclass team at this spring's Under Armour Camp in Southern California and would like to duplicate that at The Opening.

Others to Watch: 

Blake McDonald, Danville (Calif.) San Ramon Valley

Jacob Isaia, Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman

Will Craig, Granite Bay (Calif.)

Brandon Mello, Concord (Calif.) Clayton Valley

Marco Brewer, Corvallis (Ore.)

Hunter Lotulelei, Salt Lake City (Utah) Highland

Alama Uluave, Honolulu (Hawaii) Punahou

Syr Riley, Pacific Palisades (Calif.)

Ryan Roh, Pomona (Calif.) Diamond Ranch

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