The Opening: What you need to know

With six commitments among the 152-player contingent, Notre Dame has a strong presence at this weekend's The Opening camp in Beaverton, Ore.

Jaylon Smith, Colin McGovern, Devin Butler, James Onwualu, Steve Elmer and Corey Robinson are there representing the Irish, whose six commitments at the camp trail just USC (8), Florida (7), Georgia (7) and Michigan (7). Can they close the gap this weekend?

ESPN 150 outside linebacker Alex Anzalone (Wyomissing, Pa./Wyomissing) is expected to announce his college destination Saturday or Sunday, with Notre Dame, Florida and Penn State believed to be the finalists.

Anzalone was one of several top prospects who stopped by ESPN.com Thursday to chat. A transcript can be found here.

As for everything else you need to know about this weekend, thanks to our team at RecruitingNation ...