Opening Preview: Team Apocalypse

Nike has been rolling its camps around the country since early March, building up to their grand finale, The Opening, in Beaverton, Oregon on July 7th at the Nike Headquarters.

The elite-of-the-elite prospects from the Class of 2015 and a handful of 2016 prospects will participate in the Sparq Challenge as well as be divided into teams to participate in the 7-on-7 challenge as well as the linemen challenge.

Among the prospects attending the events are a number of Florida targets as well as three Gator commits.

In the days moving forward, Gator Country will break down each team and give you a preview of who to watch on that team as we prepare for the Opening.

Each team will draft three quarterbacks once they are in Oregon to go along with the players already designated to their team.

On Tuesday we previewed team Alpha Pro and now we will take a look at team Apocalypse.

While Apocalypse doesn’t have a Florida commit on its team, it still has a number of Florida targets playing for them.

At running back two of Florida’s top targets are this team and they are Damien Harris — who is likely to stay close to his Kentucky home — and Jacques Patrick, who has Florida State on top in his recruitment.

Playing receiver for Apocalypse will be in-state receiver Calvin Ridley who is committed to Alabama but Florida has interest in him.

Louisiana cornerback Xavier Lewis will man the backfield for Apocalypse and he’s a Florida target but a longshot at best as he’s likely to commit to LSU while in Oregon.

Participating in the linemen challenge for team Apocalypse will be Florida offensive line target Matthew Burrell who will visit Florida in late July and on the defensive line Florida target Rasheem Green from California.

Here is the complete roster for team Apocalypse

RB: Damien Harris

RB: Jacques Patrick

WR: Calvin Ridley

WR: Equanimeous St. Brown

WR: Desean Holmes

WR: Deddrick Thomas

TE: Jordan Davis

LB: Malik Jefferson

LB: Porter Gustin

LB: Joshua McMillon

CB: Mark Fields

CB: Jaylon Lane

CB: Mook Reynolds

S: Frank Buncom

S: Justin Reid

ATH: Tyler Phillips

ATH: Deondre Farrier

OL: Lester Cotton

OL: Matthew Burrell

OL: Fred Ulu-Perry

DL: Rasheem Green

DL: Daron Payne

DL: Michael Barnett

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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.