The Opening: Out-Of-Region Anticipation

Martez Ivey

Scout's National Recruiting Analysts preview which players from outside their region they look forward to seeing at The Opening this week in Beaverton...

The Scout.com national recruiting analysts will be in Beaverton, Oregon, all week for The Opening at the Nike Headquarters.

Leading up to The Opening, a gathering of 160 of the top prospects from all across the country, they are focusing on some of the key things to watch in the summer's biggest event.


Which prospect from outside of your region are you most excited to see?

Scott Kennedy
Director of Scouting

Receiver K.J. Hill out of Arkansas is a phenom of an athlete on video. He excels on either side of the ball and in basketball terms plays above the rim. He's got great hops and could be used as a receiver or a defensive back, or both.

Chad Simmons
National Recruiting Analyst, Southeast

I have heard a lot about Chesapeake (Va.) Oscar F. Smith defensive end Josh Sweat and his film is impressive, so he is one I really want to see live. His speed off the ball stands out and he is a prospect I am eager to see compete.

Jamie Newberg
National Recruiting Analyst, Florida

The one player I am most anxious to see outside of the state of Florida is Mesquite (Texas) Poteet outside linebacker Malik Jefferson. He looks fantastic on film – big, fast and very athletic. Is he the top prospect in the country? Could be. Like I said, I absolutely loved him on film.

Brian Dohn
National Recruiting Analyst, East

I want to see Martez Ivey, thenation's No. 1 recruit, out of Apopka (Fla.) High dominate the way Cameron Robinson did a year ago at the offensive tackle position. I expect great feet,a really good arm length, patience, aggression and power. And I expected to bestunned if he loses a rep.

Allen Trieu
National Recruiting Analyst, Midwest

I'm a quarterbacks type of guy, so I'm very excited to see Josh Rosen to see how he stacks up and if he firmly establishes that he is the number one guy.

Greg Powers
National Recruiting Analyst, Midlands

This is the toughest question for me to answer, because honestly as we have debated the No. 1 player in the country a lot of films have stood out, but this will be the first time I have had the chance to see many of them in person for the first time. I definitely want to see the No. 1 player in the country Martez Ivey against top-tier defensive linemen. But I think the player who intrigues me the most is the No. 1 rated wide receiver Preston Williams. His package of size and playmaking ability at the position could have him in the debate for top 5 spot. He is currently No. 12 on the list of the nationally rated recruits.

Greg Biggins
National Recruiting Analyst, West

Apopka (Fla.) offensive lineman Martez Ivey is our top rated player in the country and looks great on film. It will be fun to see the athletic tackle up close and personal to see if he can measure up to the hype.

Brandon Huffman
National Recruiting Analyst, West

For me, Martez Ivey from Apopka (Fla.) was my pick a year ago for the top overall prospect in the country in this class, since I'm always a big fan of elite, athletic offensive tackles.  He's the one guy I want to see more than anyone since he'll be padded up and so will the defensive linemen he'll go up against.  I thought Cameron Robinson was terrific a year ago and every bit the top offensive tackle he was ranked, and I'm looking to see Ivey prove the same thing.

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