Opening Preview: Team LandSharks

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, Ore. – 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 two days will continue to preview each one of the teams and talk about Florida’s targets and commitments on each roster.

With two days left, the next team that is going to take a look at is team #Landsharks, a team with several Gator targets on their team as well as one Florida commitment.

Here are the targets:

Oxford (Al.) High running back Racean (Roc) Thomas

West Palm Beach (Fla.) Cardinal Newman receiver Travis Rudolph

New Orleans (La.) Edna Karr defensive lineman Gerald Willis III

Brooklyn (N.Y.) Abraham Lincoln defensive tackle Thomas Holley

Crete (Ill.) Monee linebacker Nyles Morgan

Plantation (Fla.) High cornerback Chris Lammons

Those six Gator targets will hear about Florida from UF running back commitment, Miami (Fla.) Central running back Dalvin Cook.

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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.