ESPN national recruiting director Tom Luginbill gave his thoughts on the talent at Nike's "The Opening", an invite-only five-day camp featuring 100 of the nation's top football players at Nike headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon. Over the five days of training, coaching and competition, champions were crowned in the Nike 7ON tournament, Nike Linemen Challenge, and SPARQ Rating National Championship.
Among the standouts in the 7-on-7's was Catholic Memorial's own Armani Reeves, playing for "Team Alpha Talon". The 2010 ESPNBoston MIAA All-State selection is expected to choose from nearly 15 Division 1 FBS scholarship offers before the start of the Knights' season.
CBs Armani Reeves and Terry Richardson -- Reeves is the bigger of the two, but let's just say that Team Alpha Talon gave up very few deep balls on the perimeter. These two locked down their opponents, and Reeves really impressed on the big stage with pass breakups, picks and technique to be in the right place at the right time. Richardson may be lean in stature, but he plays big and likes to mix it up.