The Opening: Day 2 highlights

July, 6, 2012
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Many of the nation's top prospects are camping at The Opening in Beaverton, Ore this weekend. Here are the Day 2 stories from ESPN's Recruiting Nation:

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Tom Hauck/ESPNHSTight end Josh McNeil at the Nike Football Training Camp in Charlotte , N.C.
Damon Sayles: Tight end Josh McNeil is a game changer
Josh McNeil’s decision to give up basketball and try football has turned out to be a pretty gone one as he’s gone from unknown prospect to one of the nation’s most coveted tight ends. He was expected to announce his decision at The Opening, but pushed his announcement date back. Now he says he will eventually choose between Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Miami and Washington State.

Corey Long: Day 2 notebook Insider
News and notes from The Opening, including why Georgia QB commit Brice Ramsey can’t pass the ball enough and updates on safety Priest Willis, athlete Alvin Bailey and linebacker Matthew Thomas.

Video: Are Girls a Factor in Recruiting?
As the top recruits across the county assemble in Beaverton, Ore., RecruitingNation asked them how much of a factor are the girls when it comes to picking a school.

Video: The players the players want to see
RecruitingNation asked the participants which players they are looking forward to seeing out on the field.

Mason Kelley: Two of a kind
Alabama commit Cooper Bateman and USC commit Max Browne can't shake each other. But the QBs, who battled at camps all summer and whose teams will meet in the fall, wouldn't have it any other way.

Mitch Sherman: It’s all in the wrist
Shane Morris wears his emotions on his sleeve, or more specifically his wrists. And those bracelets speak volumes about the Michigan QB commit

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