The Opening West Preview: The Offense

Jul. 7 -- There are 37 players from the West region taking part in this year’s The Opening finals in Beaverton, Oregon. Here’s our breakdown of each of the participants on the offensive side of the ball...

The Quarterbacks:

Jacob Eason- Eason is the No. 2 rated signal caller in the nation and a strong showing this week could push him even higher up the list.

Patrick O'Brien- O’Brien emerged out of nowhere to earn QB MVP honors at The Opening Regional in Los Angles back in March.

K.J. Costello- Costello locked in his spot at the Elite 11 semi-finals last month and should thrive in this 7v7 environment.

The Running Backs:

Najee Harris- Harris is one of two juniors representing the West and is the top back in the region, regardless of class.

Vavae Malepeai- Malepeai has a very nice combination of size, speed, toughness and underrated

Sean McGrew- McGrew is the most explosive back out West and shows great hands out of the backfield as well.

The Wide Receivers:

Dylan Crawford- Crawford is a natural pass catcher with good speed and body control.

Theo Howard- Howard is the fastest receiver out West and no one has more upside.

Tyjon Lindsey- Just a junior, Lindsey explodes in and out of his breaks and is tremendous after the catch.

Javon McKinley- No one was better with the pads on last season than McKinley.

Kalakaua Timoteo- Timoteo wowed onlookers with a WR MVP showing at The Opening regional camp in Oakland.

Tyler Vaughns- Vaughns is a silky smooth pass catcher with great hands and body control.

The Tight Ends:

Devin Asiasi- Asiasi is a traditional tight end with size and very soft hands.

Chase Claypool- Claypool is a big receiver who can run but we love his upside as hybrid TE in college.

The Offensive Linemen:

Michael Eletise- Eletise is the top rated guard out West and earned OL MVP honors at The Opening Regional in L.A over a strong field.

Frederick Mauigoa- Mauigoa is one of the bigger sleepers out West and a strong showing in Beaverton could really launch his recruitment.

Frank Martin- Martin plays right tackle at the H.S level but could easily slide inside and play guard in college.


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