The Opening: Team Fly Rush

The Opening begins next Monday on the Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Ore., following the conclusion of the Elite 11 Finals. In preparation for the big event, eDuck is a taking a look at each of the team rosters and looking at how Oregon fits into the picture. Today: Team Fly Rush.

Bryce Love, RB, Wake Forest-Rolesville (Wake Forest), NC
Byron Cowart, DL, Armwood (Seffner), FL
Calvin Brewton, S, Central (Miami), FL
Chris Clark, TE, Avon Old Farms (Avon), CT
Chuma Edoga, OL, McEachern (Powder Springs), GA
Dallas Warmack, OL, Mays (Atlanta), GA
DaMarkus Lodge, WR, Cedar Hill, TX
Darrin Kirkland, LB, Lawrence Central (Indianapolis), IN
Dexter Williams, RB, West Orange (Winter Garden), FL
Drew Richmond, OL, Memphis University School (Memphis), TN
Jonathan Ledbetter, DL, Tucker, GA
Josh Smith, LB, Oakland (Murfreesboro), TN
Kendall Sheffield, CB, Fort Bend Marshall (Missouri City), TX
Kendrell McFadden, S, Miramar, FL
Kris Boyd, CB, Gilmer, TX
Lawrence Cager, WR, Calvert Hall (Baltimore), MD
Neville Gallimore, DL, Canada Prep (St. Catherines), ONT
Roquan Smith, LB, Macon County (Montezuma), GA
Stephen Johnson, CB, San Leandro, CA
Terry Godwin, ATH, Callaway (Hogansville), GA
Tommy Hatton, OL, St. Joseph Regional (Metuchan), NJ
Trent Irwin, WR, Hart (Newhall), CA
Tyrek Cole, CB, Miramar, FL
Van Jefferson, WR, Ravenwood (Brentwood), TN

Oregon targets: Cowart, Sheffield, Gallimore, Johnson


Cowart — A nasty, physical defensive end prospect at 6-foot-4, 260-pounds, Cowart will be an asset to any team at the next level with his style of play. He has a strong burst off the line and looks like a heat seeking missile going after the ball carrier on film.

Cowart recently told's Amy Campbell that Oregon is his favorite at this point in the recruiting process despite a long held assumption that nearby Florida was the team to beat. With the Ducks likely needing to pull a couple of big prospects on the defensive line in 2015, Cowart would be a coup. He does intend to take an official visit to Oregon in the future.

The trick to landing Cowart could revolve around whether or not Oregon offers top defensive end CeCe Jefferson, who wants to be a package deal with Cowart and visa versa. But with a decision not expected until January, who knows if that will still be the case in six months.

Sheffield — A two-sport athlete with sub 4.4 second 40-yard speed, Sheffield is the type of prospect any college would drool over. Sheffield runs track, but on the football field he has good size for a cornerback at 6-foot, 175-pounds and is an absolute threat on special teams in the return game.

One of his more impressive attributes that stands out on film is his closing speed, which allows him to thwart any plans opposing receivers had for what they thought was an easy score.

Landing as one of the top two prospects at his position, Sheffield had interest in Oregon early on in the process and holds an offer from the Ducks. It is unknown whether or not he plans to visit Eugene at this time, but he doesn't plan on committing until January.

Gallimore — Initially an under the radar prospect from Canada, Gallimore burst onto the scene during the spring landing multiple big offers. Following the Columbus NFTC, he was elevated into the Scout 100 and is currently a Top 10 prospect at his position. On film, the 6-foot-3, 300-pounder he's certainly strong and a good pursuer. He has good speed and athleticism for a prospect at his size and shows flashes of being able to be a dominant player on the line.

Oregon, Notre Dame, Florida, Florida State, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Penn State and Wisconsin are a few of the several big schools that want Gallimore and the big man seems to be taking his time with the process and evaluating his options. It's unknown whether Gallimore plans to visit Oregon in the near future, but one thing that is certain is that the Ducks are in need of a big defensive tackle prospect in 2015 and Gallimore certainly fits the bill.

Johnson — Johnson will have plenty of eyes on him at The Opening and not just because he is a talented two-way prospect. The four-star athlete will announce his college choice at the event on July 8, and has leaders in Oregon, UCLA, Arizona State, Cal and Washington.

Playing primarily at quarterback last season, Johnson displays terrific footwork and athleticism on film without looking like he's expending too much effort. At 5-foot-11, 190-pounds he also packs excellent speed. At The Opening we'll get a real sense of how he stacks up with other elite DB's, but he's currently a Top 30 prospect at his position.

Johnson told's Greg Biggins last week that even though he hasn't visited either Oregon or UCLA, if he chooses either program it would based on his relationship with the coaching staff. New quarterback commit Travis Waller also told Biggins that he was trying to recruit Johnson to UO after he committed on Tuesday.

If he lands at Oregon, Johnson would be the third defensive back to commit within a month along with Jihree Stewart and the newly committed James "P.J." Locke.

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