Opening Preview: Team Apocalypse

The Nike Opening is an event that features the nation’s top 162 elite prospects participating in linemen, 7-on-7 and SPARQ testing competitions.

This year the event will start on Monday, July 1st and run through Wednesday, July 3rd in Beaverton, OR. – home to Nike’s headquarters.

The 162 players are divided into six teams that will participate in the 7 on 7 tournament as well as the lineman challenges.

Over the next five days will preview each one of the teams and talk about Florida’s targets and commitments on each roster.

With five days left, the next team that is going to take a look at is team #Apocalypse, a team stacked with several Gators targets on their team, including one commitment.

Here are the targets:

Oakley (Ca.) Freedom running back Joe Mixon

Imperial (Ca.) High running back Royce Freeman

Mount Pleasant (Tx.) High receiver KD Cannon

Tarpon Springs (Fla.) East Lake receiver Artavis Scott

Woodbridge (Va.) Senior defensive end Da’Shawn Hand

Hinesville (Ga.) Liberty County linebacker Raekwon McMillan

Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) University cornerback Quincy Wilson

Those six guys will get to hear the Florida recruiting pitch from Gator defensive tackle commitment Anthony Moten.

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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.