UCLA Recruits at "The Opening"

Over the four days of "The Opening," the Nike football event that featured 150 recruits, many UCLA prospects stood out, among them UCLA-committed cornerback Raymond Ford...

Thanks to the incredible success of the Nike 7ON Championship the past few years, Nike kicked it up a notch with the first-ever "The Opening presented by NIKE Football."

Nearly 150 of the top prospects in the 2012 class converged on the Nike Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon, for a five-day summer football event.

Last Wednesday all 150 invitees participated in the SPARQ National Championships. On Thursday there was a Nike Football Training Camp, much like the camps held around the country during the spring. On Friday, the skill position players participated in the 7ON Tournament,while the Linemen had a competition of their own. On Saturday the Nike 7ON Champions final and the Linemen Championships took place. Scout.com was in Beaverton in full force to cover it all.

Some of the UCLA propects that are included in the following stories are:

Raymond Ford, CB (UCLA Commitment)
Davonte' Neal, RB
Richard Smith, WR
Ellis McCarthy, DL
DeForest Buckner, DE
Kyle Murphy, OL
Aziz Shittu, DL
Luke Kaumatule, DE
Jordan Simmons, OL

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