The Opening finals are about the most prestigious camp event for any high school prospect. For quarterbacks, earning an invite means performing well at both a regional camp and at the Elite 11 finals. Syracuse quarterback commit Tommy DeVito did just that, and participated in the event in Beaverton (Ore.) over the past several days.
DeVito did not stop there, however. He continued to earn buzz on social media for his performance, and even earned an award. DeVito was named to the all 7-on-7 on team.
At The Opening, the non-linemen finalists are grouped into teams that compete in a 7-on-7 tournament. DeVito was on team LunarBeast, who fell to team HyperCool.
DeVito was the only quarterback named to the all tournament team, making him essentially the second best quarterback in the 7-on-7 portion of the event according to The Opening coaches. Alabama commit Tua Tagovailoa was named tournament MVP.
In addition, one of DeVito's throws was named the number eight play of the week by Hudl. It was a touchdown strike to wide receiver Jeff Thomas.
All of this buzz is only good for the Orange program, who have a high profile quarterback commit who should help attract other offensive talent. With the reputation of Dino Babers' offense aiding his efforts, Syracuse has the potential to land some quality talent in the 2017 class and beyond in addition to players currently committed.
Below are some examples of the social media buzz as a result of Tommy DeVito's performance.