NIKE’s The Opening is quickly forming a reputation as being one of the most premier summer events for high school football players. The top players in the nation come together in Beaverton, Oregon to test and compete against each other. Orlando (Fla.) Jones wide receiver Levonte “Kermit” Whitfield attended The Opening and talked about his experience with CaneInsider.com.
“I met a lot of players,” Whitfield said. “It was good all-around. I did good. I ran a 4.37-forty. In tournament play we did good, but we got out.”
There was a discrepancy in the race that pitted LSU commit Jeryl Brazil and Whitfield against each other.
“The first time they showed it on ESPN he false started so I stopped running,” Whitfield said. “The second time we raced I had won. He ran a quicker forty but I beat him in a head-to-head race.”
He did the SPARQ testing and claimed that “the 7-on-7 when we competed against each other” was the best part of the event.
Whitfield, 5’9 and 175-pounds, is set to attend another elite athletic event called Champion Gridiron Kings 7-on-7 in Orlando, Florida. Like The Opening, Gridiron Kings takes top level talent and puts them in a 7-on-7 setting to let them compete.