Chad Simmons

The Opening Atlanta: Top WR's

While only two receivers earned an invite to The Opening, there was plenty of talent on display from the receiver group. Here are some of the top performers from The Opening Atlanta

Nico Collins, Clay-Chalkville (AL):

Collins was terrific throughout the day, and was one of two receivers to get invited to The Opening.  Collins has great size at 5-foot-5 195 pounds, and used that to his advantage as he was able to high point the ball with ease over defenders.  He showed good athleticism and body control.  He looks the part physically with his long arms, and easily operated himself among the best in attendance.  Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Florida, Floridaate, Clemson, among others have offered the top receiver in Alabama.

Amari Rogers, Knoxville Catholic (TN):

At first look I thought Rogers was a running back with his 5-foot-10 185-pound frame, but Rodgers was able consistently get open all day against tough very good defensive backs, and he made it look easy.  Rodgers showed good hands, good burst, and good body control.  This Clemson commit was also invited to The Opening.

Trey Blount, Pace Academy (GA):

Blount came out to prove he was one of the best in the country, and while he wasn't selected to be invited to The Opening, the opportunity is still there.  Blount got open on a consistent basis, and proved on several occasions that he is a threat downfield. He was the recipient of a bad pass here and there, but overall the 6-foot-2 196-pound Blount had a very good day.

Zack Dobson, Fulton (TN):

One guy who caught everyone eye today was Dobson.  He doesn't stand out physically with his 5-foot-9 175-pound frame, but Dobson showed he was one of the most athletic receivers in attendance.  He constantly found ways to catch the ball whether he beat his defender or had to make a tough grab with a guy on his back.  He caught a couple of nice jump balls in the endzone, and was unstoppable to corral when he caught the ball underneath.  Very impressive day for the Tennessee native.

Malik Route, Lovejoy (GA):

Route is a guy that impressed last week at the MVP camp, and continued with a strong performance on Sunday.  One of the smaller overall players in attendance, Route continued to make tough catches and make guys miss.  His 5-foot-6 155-pound frame won't scare anyone, but Route is extremely tough to tame when he has the ball in his hands.  He's very quick, and he raised quite a few eyebrows in attendance after multiple nice catch and runs.  

Jeremiah Holloman, Newton (GA):

Last week's MVP award winner at the MVP Camp, Holloman showed why multiple SEC schools came after his early last week with another strong performance.  Holloman claims to be 6-foot-2 190-pounds, but he looks much bigger.  He's a smooth runner, and has the ability to make a quick cut and get open.  Holloman also showed good body control when leaping for jump balls in the endzone.  It was a good day overall  for one of the hottest recruits in the country.


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