We're double dipping today as Bryan Fischer from CBS Sports' Eye on Recruiting Blogjoins us to help fill out your recruiting knowledge. Last week it was Laura McKeeman dropping by to talk about the IMG Academy Madden 7 on 7 Tournament and now Bryan is here to fill us in on the latest big event in high school recruiting; Nike's The Opening. However, before we get into all of Bryan's findings form up in Beaverton, Oregon we start out by talking about one of his recent articles, The Good and The Bad of an All-Star Event.
The chat kicks off with Fischer discussing what stood out the most to him and surprisingly with all the talent there he takes the time to talk up the big boys on both sides of the ball. As a fan of the fat boys hearing about the talent level in the trenches to kick things off was a welcome change to the "skill players are the greatest" we so often encounter. A lot of linemen to watch and while the Ohio and Pennsylvania bigs were not able to don the pads we did get a solid look at some explosive power drills and how the elite stacked up against the elite.
Talk then turns to the glamour spot; quarterback as two non-BCScommits headline Bryan Fischer's list of top performers in Tanner Magnum (BYU) and Tyler Matthews (TCU). A close third was Clemson commit Chad Kelly who can, apparently spin it with the best of them. Jonathan Grey at the running back position also wowed folks a guy looking to help Mack Brown out in the future.
Of course we get to the defensive side of the ball as well and the Keith Brown (Miami) legend continues to grow as he had yet another solid showing against elite competition. The biggest surprise on this side of the ball was the bumper crop of athleticism; most notably 3 linebackers in the top 10 of the combine results. Brown was #7 while Dillon Lee (Bama) and David Perkins (ND) were eighth and ninth respectively.
All in all it was a great experience and plenty of schools were represented as recruits from across the nation got to take it all in!
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