2013 Louisville Football target Jason Hatcher (Louisville Trinity High School) received an invitation to Nike’s The Opening 2012. The event is four days of dynamic training, coaching and competition for many of the country’s most elite high school football players. The four-day program runs July 5-8 and is held at Nike World Headquarters in Oregon.
“The Opening presented by Nike Football, is four days of dynamic training, coaching and competition for many of 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 four-day program.”
Hatcher is a 4-Star Weakside Defensive End prospect and is considered one of the Top 10 at his position nationwide for the 2013 class. Louisville sits alongside Ohio State, Tennessee, USC, and South Carolina among others on Hatcher’s list of schools.
“The event will crown winners for the Nike 7ON tournament, Nike Linemen Challenge, and SPARQ Rating National Championship. Designed to give student-athletes the training and knowledge to develop their speed, explosiveness and position skills, The Opening brings together top performers from all of the Nike Football Training Camps and Nike Football SPARQ Combines, combined with other top prospects all battling for the chance to claim ultimate bragging rights.
The Opening was also one of the highest profile high school football events in the nation last year in its debut, drawing media coverage from ESPN.com, ESPNHS.com and every other major recruiting website, as well as being featured with five hours of broadcast on ESPNU.”