Watch 2014 WR Ermon Lane (Homestead, FL) at The Opening hosted at Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon. Ermon Lane was a force to be reckoned with at wide receiver and blazed a 4.52 forty in Nike SPARQ testing.
Vincent Jackson Jr. is one of the most highly-touted recruits in the class of 2014. Jackson hails from Jesuit High School (Tampa, FL) and sits on roughly 40 official scholarship offers from some of the top college football programs across the country.
CLA spoke with Vincent today and he gave us some insight on what the recruiting landscape looks like at the moment.
"I really wanna play early. I'm not worried about how good a team has been in the past. I don't wanna sit for 2 or 3 years," Jackson told CLA.
The 18 quarterbacks competing for the top prize at the Elite 11 finally got the opportunity to display their abilities in competitive play as 7ON pool play at The Opening kicked off Tuesday afternoon.
Heading into the day, Purdue commit David Blough ranked first in the Elite 11 standings and was placed on Team Superbad along with quarterbacks Stephen Collier and David Cornwell. Joining the signal callers on Superbad are SPARQ champion Speedy Noil, speedster Johnnie Dixon, Jalen Tabor, recent Cal commit Jaleel Wadood and many more D1 bound ballers.
Day Two of The Opening at Nike headquarters in Beaverton began with the Lineman Challenge featuring the best offensive and defensive lineman in the country. The game of football is usually won in the trenches and this year's crop of linemen are loaded with talent.
The most impressive performer on either side of the ball was St. John Bosco (CA) offensive lineman Damien Mama. The big man beasted in 1on1 drills against quality competition.
ESPN's recruiting guru Tom Luginbill put it best, "He was as advertised. In a drill rigged for the defense to win, he was still dominant."
The 2013 installment of The Opening kicked off Monday morning at Nike headquarters in Beaverton with the best high school football players in the country competing in SPARQ preliminary testing at Bo Jackson Field.
The athletes overcame hot and humid weather conditions and performed several tasks throughout the morning that included the 40-yard dash, power ball toss, 20-yard shuttle and the vertical jump.
The 2013 B2G Elite Camp at UCLA provided the ideal setting for any aspiring college level athlete. Student-athletes participating in this year's camp walked down the to field for the morning session after having breakfast in the dining hall close to the dorms they'll be housed in for the remainder of the weekend. Campers get to experience firsthand what it's like to be a student-athlete in a college environment, and that's invaluable.
Check out this list of top performers from the two best teams at this weekend's IMG 7v7 National Championship in Bradenton, Florida. CLA Sports was on-hand to see the action up-close as some of the top athletes from across the country gathered to compete for the coveted championship ring.
The two teams featured in finals were Team Tampa and South Florida Express. Both teams were stacked and provided a show for everyone in attendance as they faced off twice in the final round on Sunday. See the top recruits who balled out below.
Watch this highlight clip from the 2013 IMG 7v7 National Championship in Bradenton, Florida. Top 2014, 2015 & 2016 recruits competed for the coveted IMG Championship rings & Team Tampa came out on top.
Day one at the IMG 7v7 National Championship gave CLA our first glimpse at what the competition is like down in Florida. Going undefeated in the first day of action, South Florida Express looked cruised through their bracket. The Express' stingy defense only gave up 9 points over the first two games and 2014 quarterback Sean White was on target throughout the day.
Here's a quick breakdown of a few teams competing at this weekend's IMG 7v7 National Championship in Bradenton, Florida. The South Florida Express & South Florida Blur are two of many top teams taking part in this annual tournament.
Check out a few players from the S. Florida Express and S. Florida Blur below. Both teams have several top national recruits with offers from schools such as Alabama, USC, Florida, Notre Dame, Florida State, Miami (FL), LSU, Arkansas, UCLA and more. CLA looks forward to bringing you coverage from down South all weekend long.