The Opening finals are about a month away. Some of the top talent in the nation will congregate in Beaverton, Oregon to show what they can do. The final Opening regional is Saturday in Seattle, so this list is subject to change, but here are the Stanford targets who got "Open":
Colby Parkinson TE, Westlake Village, CA COMMIT
The Stanford tight end commit has been rock solid with the Cardinal since giving his verbal. He has been recruiting other top prospects and won't even tweet out when other schools offer him. Brandon Huffman said he is the top tight end prospect in a deep position group in the West.
Wyatt Davis OG Bellflower, CA
The guard out of Bellflower, CA is considered one of the top interior linemen in the country. His grandfather is former defensive end and hall of famer Willie Davis and his older brother played at Cal. Some teams in the mix for this people-mover are UCLA, USC, Stanford, Ohio State, Michigan, Notre Dame, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Oklahoma, Oregon and Washington. Davis will have a busy summer visiting schools and told Scout national recruiting analyst Greg Biggins he could cut his list to five at The Opening.
Darnay Holmes CB Calabasas, CA
The five-star cornerback will have committed by the time The Opening finals roll around. He is planning on announcing his commitment on his birthday June 23rd. Stanford, UCLA, Ohio State, Nebraska, Washington, Alabama and Arizona are all vying for the 11th-ranked recruit in the 2017 class. According to Greg Biggins, "He has explosive speed, very quick feet and can turn and run with anyone. He's also a physical corner who loves to play in press and has an edge to him". Stanford commit Colby Parkinson told Brandon Huffman he is trying to convince Holmes to head to The Farm.
Elijah Molden CB West Linn, OR
The four-star cornerback has family ties to Oregon - his dad, Alex, played for the Ducks in the early 90s - but has spoken highly of the Cardinal and says Coach Akina is a father figure to his players. He is a very cerebral player who constantly studies the game. Biggins evaluates Molden as "Ha very instinctual player who does a great job diagnosing a route and then having the ability to break on the ball and make a play". Stanford tight end commit Tucker Fisk has tried to sway Molden, Fisk's kindergarten classmate, toward the Cardinal.
Anthony Hines ILB Plano, TX
Hines holds almost triple-digit offers and has narrrowed his list to about 15. The top inside linebacker in the country named Stanford as the first place he needs to visit when asked about getting to campuses this summer. Some other visits Hines said he would like to make are UCLA, USC, Cal, Florida, and Florida State. Ohio State, Texas, Alabama, Texas A&M and Baylor are just a few of the other programs vying for Hines. The five-star recruit also does plan on being an early enrollee wherever he ends up.
Walker Little OT Bellaire, TX
The 6-foot-7, 301-pound offensive tackle dominated at Houston regional of The Opening. Along with Stanford, Little is offered by Alabama, Baylor, Ole Miss, Texas A&M and Texas, who was his first offer, are trying to get this offensive anchor.
Salvon Ahmed ATH Kirkland, WA
Ahmed just visited Stanford and Cal last weekend when he was in town for Oakland regional of The Opening. According to Scout reports, Ahmed spent time with David Shaw, running backs coach Lance Taylor and Christian McCaffrey while on his visit. Ahmed has kept things open and may widdle things down to a top five this summer.
Trey Smith OT Jackson, TN
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The 6-foot-6, 300-pound offensive tackle is described as “the whole package” by national analyst Chad Simmons. In addition to the Cardinal, Alabama, Auburn, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Notre Dame, Ole Miss and many, many others are hoping to add the five-star recruit.
Jamyest Williams ATH Lawrenceville, GA
The 2017 athlete told Chad Simmons he will give a silent commitment over the summer and then make his announcement midseason. The four-star recruit out of Loganville, GA has been linked to Clemson, Florida State, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee. He does mention Ohio State and UCLA as schools of interest as well.
Jaylen Kelly-Powell S Detroit, MI
Kelly-Powell is a smart, physical safety and it seems Michigan, Notre Dame, Michigan State and Wisconsin are some of the schools that are in constant contact with him. Out west, Stanford, Oregon and UCLA are some of the programs who have offered him.
Jeffrey Okudah S Grand Praire, TX
The top safety in the country has a myriad of offers. There are plenty of top teams after the five-star recruit out of So. Grand Prairie High School, but it looks like the Ohio State Buckeyes are the frontrunners for him. Scout's Greg Powers gives the following for Okudah: "He can tackle well in space and tracks down faster backs with relative ease. Good coverage abilities as well as he spent a lot of time at cornerback and has the ability to play one-on-one coverage against some of the top receivers in the nation."
The Opening Finals run from July 5-10 in Beaverton, OR. The Elite 11 will take place June 3-5 in Los Angeles and features Stanford commit Davis Mills.