BEAVERTON, Ore. – News and notes from day two of The Opening held on the Nike Facility campus.
Michigan QB commit Shane Morris led a loaded Land Sharks team to the 7-on-7 tournament's No. 1 seed.
Pool Play Finished
The Land Sharks landed the tournament’s top seed, led by Michigan quarterback commit Shane Morris, Alabama tight end pledge O.J. Howard, future Notre Dame linebacker Jaylon Smith and Virginia Tech bound linebacker Holland Fisher.
The No. 2 seed on the six-team bracket is the Field Generals, paced by USC commits Max Browne and Steven Mitchell, Florida State running back pledge Ryan Green and Ohio State bound cornerback Eli Woodard. Washington verbal Darrell Daniels and uncommitted prospects in running back Alvin Kamara and linebacker Alex Anzalone also came up with their share of big plays.
Tournament play is double elimination on Sunday.
There is also plenty of NFL flavor walking around at The Opening. Neil Lomax, Chris Gizzi, Terance Mathis, Donovin Darius, Ray Buchanan, Harold Nash, Bucky Brooks, Hardy Nickerson, Browning Nagle, Troy Smith, LeCharles Bentley, Montrae Holland, Chuck Wiley and Kenard Lang are all coaching teams during the 7-on-7 tournament.
Natrone Means, Ndamukong Suh, Darrelle Revis and Russell Wilson are also working at The Opening.
-Dallas (Texas) Skyline receiver Ra’Shaad Samples announced his pledge to Oklahoma State over Texas A&M and Texas Tech among others.
Alex Anzalone and the Field Generals are the No. 2 seed in the 7-on-7 tournament. He'll also announce his college decision on Sunday.
-Corona (Calif.) Centennial offensive tackle Cameron Hunt gave his verbal to California over Arizona State, Washington and a slew of other opportunities.
Top50 linebacker Alex Anzalone will announce between Florida, Notre Dame and Penn State on Sunday, while receiver Ryan Jenkins will also make his decision with Clemson and Oklahoma State as the finalists. Jenkins’s brother Martin currently plays for the Tigers.
No Longer At Nike
-Alpharetta (Ga.) Milton five-star linebacker Carl Lawson is no longer part of The Opening after being sent home early for unspecified behavioral issues, several sources confirmed with 247Sports.
Lawson would not have been able to compete in pads anyways on Saturday and Sunday because of Georgia state rules.
-Michigan offensive line commit Kyle Bosch departed home from The Opening on Saturday with illness.
-Five-star linebacker Reuben Foster was not present after sustaining a hamstring injury on Friday.
North Carolina commit Ryan Switzer with a fresh haircut for The Opening.
-Touted cornerback Jalen Ramsey will announce on July 16. The players are USC, Vanderbilt and Tennessee among others.
-NBA great David Robinson was floating around the Nike Facility on Saturday to watch his son Corey Robinson, who is committed to Notre Dame.
-Georgia prospects weren’t the only ones not allowed to wear pads on Saturday. Prospects from Alabama, Michigan and Ohio also couldn’t dress in full gear because of their local state rules.
-USC running back commit Ty Isaac was a late arrival, getting in on Saturday and making his presence felt as a pass catcher during 7-on-7 play. Isaac was one of the top running back performers.
-Texas receiver commits Jake Oliver and Jacorey Warrick arrived in Oregon only knowing each other a little bit from the recruiting process. However, after rooming together and playing on the same 7-on-7 team, the two are now considering lodging together when they get to Austin.
247Sports reporter Keith Niebuhr contributed to this report.