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Six Buckeye Commits At Nike's The Opening 2012: Beat The Clock, 07/05/2012

Get amped up, y'all.

Aww, yeah. Your pulse still isn't artificially elevated? Let's fix that:

Amongst the Buckeye Class of 2013 verbal commitment attendees at the three day affair in Niketown, USA out in Oregon are WR/ATH/freak Jalin Marshall, Shutdown DB Cam Burrows, RB Ezekiel Elliot, CB Eli Woodard, TE Marcus Baugh, and S Jayme Thompson.

They're not alone, however, with Buckeye verbal offers DE Tyquan Lewis, CB Vernon Hargreaves, RB Derrick Green, RB Taquan Mizzell, '14 DL Da'Shawn Hand, '14 S Quin Blanding, LB Alex Anzalone (lol), and others on OSU's radar also attendance.

"So what the hell is The Opening," you're probably asking if you're not a recruitnik. It's roughly as follows:

The Opening presented by Nike Football, is four days of dynamic training, coaching and competition for many of the country's most elite high school football players. Every position and every aspect of the game will be highlighted over the course of the four-day program that runs July 5-8 and is held at Nike World Headquarters in Oregon.

The event will crown winners for the Nike 7ON tournament, Nike Linemen Challenge, and SPARQ Rating National Championship. Designed to give student-athletes the training and knowledge to develop their speed, explosiveness and position skills, The Opening brings together top performers from all of the Nike Football Training Camps and Nike Football SPARQ Combines, combined with other top prospects all battling for the chance to claim ultimate bragging rights.

We've got folks on the ground in person in Oregon and will keep you updated throughout the week. Also, somebody's excited about the Steve Nash trade: Meyer Calls Hall's Injury 'Unfortunate'

Obvious headline is obvious. Meyer fawns over Hall's potential though, and goes into depth as to how much time he spent hypothesizing just how to use the RB/WR/weapon. Here's hoping the recovery happens sooner rather than later.

ESPN High School Football Kickoff schedule - ESPNHS Football - ESPNHS

Future televised game include Cameron Burrows and Trotwood-Madison and perennial state heavyweight Moeller.

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Good luck to Troy (though admittedly his chances may be running out).


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They're really just the worst.

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Bill C's rather fair handed assessment of what 2012 holds in store for the Wolverines.

Spencer Hall putting himself through hell for our amusement: