If you've followed recruiting over the last few years, you have no doubt heard of The Opening. Held annually at the Nike Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon, it combines the Elite 11 quarterback finals with a 7-on-7 tournament for the top players in the country.
While WSU does not have any current commits headed to The Opening, there are plenty of targets who will be in attendance. Here are a few important links and a list of Cougar targets that are currently uncommitted and will be playing. Keep in mind that the ESPN channels will be covering the event on Thursday and Friday.
- Full roster of attending players
- The Opening Q & A (including TV schedule)
- A rundown of the players at The Opening and where they are leaning (spoiler alert: WSU is only mentioned as leading for Frederick Mauigoa)
- SB Nation will be tweeting updates from @SBNRecruiting
Here are the recruits by Opening Team. Ratings and offer lists via 247sports.com.
Darnell Salomon (☆☆☆☆ WR - Miami, FL) - Other notable offers: Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Clemson, Florida State
La'Mar Winston, Jr. (☆☆☆☆ LB - Portland, OR) - Other notable offers: Oregon, Stanford, UCLA, Washington
Brandon Burton (☆☆☆☆ DB - Gardena, CA) - Other notable offers: Florida State, Alabama, Arizona State, Ohio State, Oregon
Tyler Vaughns (☆☆☆☆ WR - La Puente, CA) - Other notable offers: USC, UCLA, Washington, Notre Dame, Oklahoma
Javon McKinley (☆☆☆☆ WR - Corona, CA) - Other notable offers: Notre Dame, Oregon, USC, Nebraska, Ohio State
Michael Eletise (☆☆☆☆ OL - Honolulu, HI) - Other notable offers: Michigan, UCLA, Washington, USC
Frederick Mauigoa (☆☆☆ OL - Pago Pago, AS) - Other notable offers: Oregon State, BYU
Caleb Kelly (☆☆☆☆☆ LB - Fresno, CA) - Other notable offers: Oklahoma, Alabama, Michigan, Notre Dame, Oregon
David Long, Jr. (☆☆☆☆ DB - Los Angeles, CA) - Other notable offers: Stanford, Washington, Michigan, Notre Dame
Deontay Anderson (☆☆☆☆ DB - Alvin, TX) - Other notable offers: Texas A&M, Ole Miss, Alabama, LSU
Camilo Eifler (☆☆☆☆ LB - Oakland, CA) - Other notable offers: Washington, Cal, UCLA
Lamar Jackson (☆☆☆☆ DB - Elk Grove, CA) - Other notable offers: Michigan, Notre Dame, UCLA, USC
C.J. Pollard (☆☆☆☆ DB - Gardena, CA) - Other notable offers: USC, Arizona State, Michigan, Notre Dame, Oregon
Jackie Jones (☆☆☆☆ ATH - Long Beach, CA) - Other notable offers: USC, UCLA, Michigan, Oklahoma
Devin Asiasi (☆☆☆☆ TE - Concord, CA) - Other notable offers: USC, Alabama, Oregon, Arizona State
Oluwole Betiku (☆☆☆☆☆ DL - Gardena, CA) - Other notable offers: USC, UCLA, Maryland, Penn State
Boss Tagaloa (☆☆☆☆ DL - Concord, CA) - Other notable offers: UCLA, Alabama, Arizona, Cal
Brandon Jones (☆☆☆☆☆ DB - Nacogdoches, TX) - Other notable offers: Texas A&M, Alabama, Baylor, Georgia, LSU
As mentioned earlier, one key name to check out is Frederick Mauigoa. Right now, 247's Crystal Ball says WSU is in the lead for the offensive lineman from American Samoa, even though it is very early in his recruiting process.