UM @ The Opening: Day 3

Several Hurricane prospects are competing at The Opening this weekend in Oregon and Scout is there for all the action.

There were several standout performances on Day Three of the action in Beaverton, Oregon and three Hurricane prospects in particular jumped out.

Travis Johnson continued his excellent performance by coming up with several nice catches. At 6-foot-3 and 235 pounds, the Hurricane tight end commitment has impressed the Scout staff all week in Oregon and will be getting a nice bump in the rankings following his performance.

"First, he will move to tight end where he projects on the next level and he will immediately become top 20 at that position," said Scout's Chad Simmons. "Johnson is tough to cover in this type of setting. He wants to play receiver, but is more of a tight end/H-back. He has sure hands, he just gets open, and he quickly became a go-to guy for the quarterbacks at The Opening. He is not flashy and nothing may blow you away, but he is as consistent as they come."

Scout named its top ten defensive performers on Day Three and two key Hurricane prospects made the list -- linebacker Matthew Thomas and defensive back Artie Burns.

"Thomas had three interceptions in the first game Sunday and he went on to lead his team (Super Bad) to the 7on title. He looks so natural at linebacker and he showed great range and ball skills," Simmons said of the Booker T. Washington standout.

"Burns was one of the top cover corners on day three. He broke up numerous passes, he mixed it up with receivers in coverage, and he showed good speed when he closed on the receiver/ball."


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