The Opening: Day Three Top Ten Offense

Deon Cain

A look at the top ten performers on offense from Day Three of The Opening...

Blake Barnett - QB - Corona (Calif.) Santiago
The Elite 11 MVP helped lead his team to the Nike 7on and Barnett was a big reason they went unblemished on Thursday. The ascension of Barnett as a quarterback was never more evident than this week and on Thursday, Barnett was at his best.

Ricky Town - QB - Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure
Made the throws he had to make. He even threw the ball away a few times because he did not want to force the ball into coverage. He was as accurate as he has been all week, so he finished strong and helped his team to the finals.

K.J. Hill - WR - North Little Rock (Ark.)
Hill is a clear athletic specimen. He is built a bit like a running back, but moves extremely quick in and out of his breaks to get open often. he has nice hands and the ability to make the big play. It is only two hand touch, but he has the look of a guy who would be tough to bring down in the open field.

Calvin Ridley - WR - Coconut Grove (Fla.) Monarch
The Nike 7on MVP gets tremendous separation, has a second gear that was better than anyone out here and Barnett kept feeding him the ball all week and it helped Apocalypse win the tournament.

Deon Cain - WR - Tampa (Fla.) Tech
Caught two touchdowns in the semifinal. He's a quarterback playing receiver and gets off the ball really fast, he's tough to jam, has great hands and gets downfield.

Tyron Johnson - WR - New Orleans (La.) Warren Easton
Strong wide receiver who was consistent all week. He used his body to shield defenders, he adjusted to the ball well, and he showed he could make plays underneath or down the field.

Richie Petitbon - OL - Washington (D.C.) Gonzaga
The four-star guard was solid again, and he did it by using his strong, thick base and quick hands. Even when he looked beat and off balance, he was able to recover and at least draw the rep. He showed a nice initial punch and sat back in his stance well. He never panicked or got too aggressive.

Darryl Williams - OL - Bessemer (Ala.) City
The unheralded prospect doesn't hold the buzz along the offensive line like others do, but he has held his own all week and may have been at his best on Thursday to close out the competition. He can snap with each hand, shows a solid base and a bit of a mean streak in the process. His stock will continue to rise.

Lester Cotton - OL - Tuscaloosa (Ala.) Central
The Alabama commitment has been in the "Final Five" for each day of the Linemen Challenge and he owned his final three reps against five-star Daron Payne on Thursday. He ran him once, stoned him on another and narrowly lost on the additional attempt. Earlier in the day, his dominant reps promoted him to yell, "This is 'Bama!" after easy wins.

Martez Ivey - OL - Apopka (Fla.)
The OL MVP was outstanding on Thursday, beating Byron Cowart in the Best of portion of the Lineman Challenge two-out-of-three. Ivey, the nation's No. 1 prospect, is long, lean, light on his feet and can mirror quick defensive ends.

Greg Biggins, Brian Dohn, Greg Powers, Scott Kennedy, Jamie Newberg, Allen Trieu, and Chad Simmons contributed to this feature.

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