Welcome to The Opening Finals 2018.
For the first time ever, this recruiting bonanza will not be held at the palatial Nike estate in Beaverton, Ore. Instead, this go ’round is deep in the heart of Texas at the practice home of the Dallas Cowboys: The Star in Frisco.
What exactly is The Opening? Here’s the description from its own website.
The Opening Finals, presented by Nike Football, is three days of dynamic training, coaching and competition for 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 three-day program. The Opening Finals is undoubtedly the most high profile high school football event in the nation.
It’s absolutely a world-class event for the approximately 160 players fortunate enough to earn a selection for the event.
The Opening Finals 2018 Schedule of Events
- SATURDAY, JUNE 30
- 10:00am-12:00pm • QB/WR/TE Morning Practice (The Star – Indoor Field)
- 12:00pm-12:15pm • Interview Session (The Star – Indoor Field)
- 8:30pm-9:15pm • Opening Ceremony at Tostitos Plaza
- SUNDAY, JULY 1
- 3:00pm-6:30pm • Nike Football The Opening Finals – Training Camp at The Star
- 6:30pm-6:45pm • Interview Session after Training Camp
- 7:00pm-9:00pm • Media Information Desk Open at The Star
- 8:00pm-9:30pm • Nike Football The Opening Finals – Showcase at The Star
- MONDAY, JULY 2
- 10:00am-1:00pm • Nike Football The Opening Finals – 7on7 Jamboree at The Star
- 1:30pm-4:30pm • Nike Football The Opening Finals-Linemen Session #1 at Baylor SPC
- 6:00pm-9:00pm • Nike Football The Opening Finals-7on7 Championship Tourney (1st two rounds)
- TUESDAY, JULY 3
- 8:30am-11:30am • Nike Football The Opening Finals-Linemen Session #2 at The Star
- 8:30am-12:00pm • Nike Football The Opening Finals-7on7 Championship Tourney
- 12:05pm-12:30pm • Nike Football The Opening Finals-Final 5 (Lineman 1 on 1 Finals) at The Star
- 1:00pm-2:00 pm • Nike Football The Opening Finals – 7on7 Championship Game
- 2:00pm-2:15pm • Nike Football The Opening Finals – Awards Ceremony