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The Opening: Top Football Camp Set to Start in Beaverton Today

Today begins a three day high school football camp called "The Opening" at Nike headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon. The Opening brings together 150 of the top high school football players in the country to compete in drills, workouts, and competitions. This year's camp is being billed as arguably the biggest and most high profile of the year. Tony DiFrancisco reported on his twitter feed that the states with the most players at the camp are Florida (28), California (24), Texas (18), Georgia (12), Virginia (8), and Ohio (7).

Among the invitees are three current Oregon commits: RB Dontre Wilson from Texas, and WR Darren Carrington and OL Alex Redmond from California. In addition, a number of Oregon targets for the 2013 class will be on hand, including DL Eddie Vanderdoes from California, CB Vernon Hargreaves from Florida, RB Derrick Green from Georgia, and LB Mike Mitchell and DE Torrodney Prevot from Texas. Linebacker Johnny Ragin from Wilsonville and massive OL Skyler Phillips from Eugene will be two in-state players looking to showcase their ability against some of the nation's best high school football talent.

For those interested in checking out the competition, ESPNU will be broadcasting footage from the camp on July 6th 5:00-6:30 PST; July 7th 5:00-7:00 PST; and July 8th 5:00-7:00 PST. For more information about the camp and a list of invitees, visit the website. For a free in-depth preview of various recruits who will be at the camp visit 247sports.