The Opening: Best of the best

The Opening: Event Recap

Alabama commits Blake Barnett and Calvin Ridley were named Elite 11 and event MVP, respectively, at Nike's The Opening. National recruiting director Tom Luginbill interviews the MVPs, and recruiting analyst Craig Haubert breaks down other top performers.

The Opening is in the books and was the final event we will use for analysis prior to prospects' senior seasons. Performances at the event will also affect the final ESPN 300 update before football season begins. With more than 160 prospects in attendance, it would be impossible to address each one, but there are some superlatives from The Opening to hand out.

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