Big East recruits at The Opening

July, 6, 2012
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One of the biggest summer recruiting showcases is going on right now in Oregon.

The Opening features nearly all of the top recruits for the class of 2013 at Nike headquarters, as they go through all sorts of training and competition. While none of the 150 prospects there are Big East commits, several undecided players have Big East schools on their lists.

Here are a few to watch:

Vernon Hargreaves III, No. 1 cornerback, Tampa. Favorites: USF, Florida, Miami. Hargreaves plans to visit Oregon, USC and Stanford while he is out West. "I just want a good environment, somewhere I can feel comfortable, I guess," Hargreaves told ESPN Recruiting Nation. "There's not really anything they can do about it as coaches."

Artie Burns, No. 8 cornerback, Miami. Favorites: Florida State, Alabama, Miami, LSU, Louisville. Burns de-committed from Alabama to take a look around at other schools. Note that he attends Miami Northwestern High, home to current Cardinals players Teddy Bridgewater, Michaelee Harris, Eli Rogers and Corvin Lamb.

Ebenezer Ogundeko, No. 9 defensive end, Brooklyn, N.Y. Favorites: Syracuse, Notre Dame, Florida. Ogundeko is one of the best players in New York, and could very well end up with the Orange. This is what another New York prospect, running back Augustus Edwards, had to say about the prospect of both committing to Syracuse. Ogundeko is set to announce his decision July 20.

Isaiah Jones, No. 20 receiver, Milton, Fla. Favorites: Auburn, Florida State, Louisville. Jones has terrific size (6-foot-4, 195 pounds) and speed and would fit in well with a developing Cardinals receiving corps.

Jason Hatcher, No. 24 defensive end, Louisville. Favorites: Louisville, Ohio State, South Carolina, USC, Tennessee. Defensive line is a definite position of need for the Cardinals. They already have a commitment from one of his high school teammates, cornerback Ryan White.

Denver Kirkland, No. 88 offensive tackle, Miami. Favorites: Miami, Florida State, USF. The Bulls have a great track record of developing offensive linemen. He participated in USF's junior day.

Be sure to keep checking ESPN Recruiting Nation for in-depth analysis and coverage of The Opening throughout the weekend.

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