The Opening began its 20th year of regional events Sunday in Orlando with seven players getting invitations to the final in July at Nike World Headquarters in July.
Six of those seven players are from IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) — two linebackers, two defensive backs and two offensive linemen. The other invitation went to Richard LeCounte from Liberty County, Ga. He is a five-star safety who is committed to Georgia.
Among the IMG players are two Ohio State commits: Isaiah Pryor, ranked as the No. 3 outside linebacker in the Class of 207 by the 247Sports Composite, and Marcus Williamson, ranked as the No. 10 cornerback in the nation and No. 2 player in the state of Florida.
The other four IMG players remain uncommitted. Will Ignont is ranked as the No. 5 inside linebacker in the nation, Cesar Ruiz is ranked as the No. 1 center, and Jordan Anthony is ranked as the No. 1 running back. Robert Hainsey is ranked among the top 30 offensive linemen and was named the event’s Offensive Line MVP.
Kellen Mond, a quarterback at IMG, also was invited to the Elite 11 from the event.
No specific number of players are invited at each regional, although officials intend to extend invites to 166 players total by the time the 14 regionals are completed. The regionals continue next Sunday in the Los Angeles area.
Here are the MVPs at each position from the event: