BEAVERTON, Ore. –
Incoming De La Salle (Concord, Calif.)
senior linebacker Michael Hutchings
secured his college plans last week, verbally committing to USC.
But it won't prohibit the fleet, 6-foot-2, 215-pound standout from keeping his commitment to
, arguably the nation's most prestigious football camp and showcase.
though his college plans are secured, Hutchings still wants to show
football followers what he can do against many of the country's elite.
Forty-six of MaxPreps' Top 100 recruits from the class of 2013
are schedule to participate in the lavish and unique four-day, second-year event which begins Thursday on the Nike campus.
all, 150 top recruits from 30 different states plus Washington D.C.
will compete in an event that will be televised Friday-Sunday on ESPNU
starting each day at 5 p.m. (PST).
"I just want to compete with
the top guys and see what it takes to play with the best," Hutchings,
the No. 100 overall recruit, said Wednesday. "These aren't just some of
the best guys but they all have a competitive edge. I want to be around
From the MaxPreps Top 100, just 33 of the 46 have already
made college commitments, so essentially, like Hutchings, they have
nothing to prove. From the 150 total, almost 100 have announced their
Still they will partake in three major components that make up most of the event's festivities. They are: SPARQ rating –
longstanding rating created by Nike stands for speed, power, agility
reaction and quickness and is calculated by a 20-yard shuttle, 40-yard
dash, kneeling power ball throw and vertical jump. Elite Lineman Challenge -
A self-explanatory face-off between the beefy boys in the trenches.
ESPNHS has added up 5,598 pounds between all the offensive linemen
scheduled to attend.
Nike 7ON –
A 7-on-7 competition between some extremely talented athletes that
including two of the top four rated players overall in quarterbacks Max Browne
(Skyline, Sammamish, Wash.) – a USC commit – and Texas-bound Tyrone Swoopes
The top-rated running backs scheduled to be on hand are No. 8 Ty Assac
(Joilet Catholic Academy, Ill.) – another USC-bound player – and record-setting Florida-bound Kelvin Taylor
(Glades Day, Belle Glade, Fla.), who will be joined by future teammate Ahmad Fulwood
(Bishop Kenny, Jacksonville, Fla.), the event's top-rated wide receiver.
(28 athletes), not California (24), will have the most representatives
at The Opening, followed closely by Texas (18) and Georgia (12).
USC has the most commits (eight) from any college and the SEC (32) leads all conferences.
great to be around these guys just to see how they interact," said
Hutchings, making his fourth and final camp appearance of the spring and summer. "A lot of us
have been around each other at different stops. There's guys with a lot
of personality and we're all very open. This should be a real good
The 13 from the MaxPreps Top 100 at The Opening who have not committed to college:
* No. 6, athlete Ricky Seals-Jones
, Sealy (Texas)
* No. 11, athlete Derrick Henry
, Yulee (Fla.)
* No. 29, receiver/cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III
, Wharton (Tampa, Fla.)
* No. 30, receiver Laquon Treadwell,
Crete-Monee (Crete, Ill.)
* No. 41, linebacker Matthew Thomas
, Washington (Miami, Fla.)
* No. 42, cornerback Kendall Fuller
, Good Counsel (Olney, Md.)
* No. 43, running back Derrick Green
, Hermitage (Richmond, Va.)
* No. 57, defensive end Elijah Daniel
, Avon (Ind.)
* No. 62, defensive end Torrodney Prevot
, Alief Taylor (Houston, Tex.)
* No. 65, linebacker Isaac Savaiinaea
, Punahou (Honolulu)
* No. 69, cornerback Priest Willis
, Marcos de Niza (Tempe, Ariz.)
* No. 83 defensive lineman Eddie Vanderdoes
, Placer (Auburn, Calif.)
* No. 93, running back Taquan Mizzell
, Bayside (Virginia Beach, Va.)
Those from The Opening who have committed to schools:
- VideoFloridaKelvin Taylor
- VideoCaleb Brantley
- VideoAhmad Fulwood
- VideoKeanu Neal Quinton Powell
- VideoNick Washington
- VideoTre Bell
- VideoIra Denson Sojourn Shelton
- VideoGeorgiaShaquille Wiggins
- VideoTramel Terry
- VideoBrice Ramsey
- VideoReggie Davis
- VideoBrandon Kublanow
- VideoFrank Herron
Miami (Fla.)Travis Johnson
- VideoDavid Dawson
- VideoJourdan Lewis
- VideoMichael McCray
- VideoTaco Charlton
- VideoJake Butt
- VideoMississippiMark Dodson Jr.
- VideoNebraskaChristian Lacouture
- VideoNorthwesternTyler Lancaster Notre Dame
- VideoOhio StateEli Woodard
- VideoCameron Burrows
- VideoJalin Marshall
- VideoJayme Thompson
- VideoEzekiel Elliott
- VideoOregonDontre Wilson
/PhotosSouth CarolinaMatt Rolin
- VideoLarenz Bryant
- VideoDevin Washington
- VideoUSCMax Browne
- VideoChris Hawkins
- VideoDoug Randolph Tennessee
- VideoJacorey Warrick
- VideoA'shawn Robinson
- VideoJake Oliver
- VideoTexas A&M
Deon Hollins Jr.
- VideoVirginia Tech
- VideoWashingtonDarrell Daniels
- VideoWisconsinChikwe Obasih
Vernon Hargreaves Iii
Leon McQuay III
Tori Hunter Jr.
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Steve Montoya and Chris Stonebraker contributed to this report. E-mail Mitch Stephens at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter @MitchMashMax.