Alpha Pro had a talent-laden roster at The Opening. Here are five thoughts on the prospects that competed for that team, plus a look at every player on that roster in the photo feature.
Five stock up- Wide receiver Ermon Lane (Homestead, Fla.), quarterback Will Grier (Davidson, N.C./Davidson Day), athlete Curtis Samuel (Brooklyn, N.Y./Erasmus Hall), linebacker Dante Booker (Akron, Ohio/St. Vincent St. Marys), linebacker Joey Alfieri (Portland, Ore./Jesuit).
Legit question- Five-star quarterback Keller Chryst (Palo Alto, Calif.) is 6-foot-4, 237 pounds, has an accurate, strong arm and is an excellent athlete. But the Stanford commit did not shine as he should during the Elite 11 competition. What happened on the big stage that caused him to not live up to his billing?
Marshall is an excellent 2015 cornerback- Class of 2015 corner Iman Marshall (Long Beach, Calif./Poly) is a player they’ve been talking about in Los Angeles for some time and we see why. He’s a bigger, boundary-type cornerback with elite coverage skills. There’s no question nearly every school in the country will want him next cycle as long as he continues to develop.
Smith looks good at receiver- Five-star athlete John Smith (Long Beach, Calif./Poly) is a load at wide out at 6-foot-1, 206 pounds, but performed well at the position. We still believe safety is his best spot long-term, but he shined enough at wide out to make it not out of the question that he can play there in college.
Campbell is a great fit for OSU- It’s tough to project exactly where Ohio State commit Parris Campbell (Akron, Ohio/St. Vincent St. Marys) will play for the Buckeyes (we have him projected as a wide receiver currently), but he’s an outstanding athlete and his versatility is exactly what Urban Meyer and company have built a stellar career out of making use of. If you look at the Buckeyes three classes under Meyer counting the current one, it is littered with players like Campbell.
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