While Sunday evening is normally reserved for the 11W Community Interview — and rest assured it will return next week — this weekend we'll spend a little time closing out The Opening, Nike's premiere recruiting camp. The event took place last week in the pacific northwest and it showcased a number of the nation's best recruits, including nine of Ohio State's current 14 commitments and a number of key Buckeye targets. Eleven Warriors has reached out to these players in order to get their opinions on what The Opening was all about and how their experience will translate to further successes on their high school and college football fields.
"It was the best football experience ever," Fort Worth offensive lineman Demetrius Knox told Eleven Warriors. "The best part for me was just getting to talk with all of the recruits again. But it was incredible to sit down and eat dinner with NFL players on a yacht and after practices and going to the top secret parts of Nike's headquarters. One guy said he had been working there for three years and still hasn't got to see what we saw. We had as much food as we wanted, got to play NCAA 14 and were given over $1000 worth of Nike gear. What more could you want?"
Of course, there was also a lot of football related perks, a common theme among the players who were in attendance.