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Torii Hunter's son a surprise MVP of The Opening

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08:19 AM ET 07.09 | From Thursday of last week through Sunday, "The Opening" offered nearly 150 of the top prep football players in the country a chance to shine, but there could only be one MVP. The conversation in the stands was repeated over and over on Sunday, 'Who's that?' Upon digging through their programs it was almost on cue that spectators' said, 'Ohhh,' when seeing Prosper (Texas) wide receiver Torii Hunter Junior's name. ... [Hunter ended] up making the biggest plays -- long touchdown after long touchdown for the winning squad -- during the 7ON tournament to be named overall MVP. "It's a lot of fun playing against these guys," Hunter said. "It was definitely a big thing to get invited, I wasn't expecting it."

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July 9, 2012  09:21 AM ET

Alabama's commits did very well.

July 9, 2012  09:36 AM ET

Doesn't say where the kid is headed. His offer list is not that impressive - Zona, Moo St, Red Faders, guess Arky is the highest profile school listed.

Thinking some of the bigger names will start in on this kid. For you Horn fans, does MB not have any interest in this kid, or are y'all just flush with WR talent already?

July 9, 2012  09:39 AM ET
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Doesn't say where the kid is headed. His offer list is not that impressive - Zona, Moo St, Red Faders, guess Arky is the highest profile school listed. Thinking some of the bigger names will start in on this kid. For you Horn fans, does MB not have any interest in this kid, or are y'all just flush with WR talent already?

He's had some discipline issues at school I believe.

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July 9, 2012  09:53 AM ET
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A bit more then discipline issues. Arrested along with 5 others for sexual assault.

Oooops. Not good, there, sonny.

July 9, 2012  09:56 AM ET
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Notre Dame.He's a good WR but not elite. Good speed but not great. Good route runner but not great. Basically he can play d1 but he's also a lot like dozens of others out there but they don't have an arrest hanging over their head.

So how the heck does a only-good-speed, only-good-route-runner come loose with the MVP of a big name event like this? Not saying you're wrong, just that it's a little odd, that's all. Guess he could've just had a career day(s) and got lucky.

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July 9, 2012  10:27 AM ET
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So how the heck does a only-good-speed, only-good-route-runner come loose with the MVP of a big name event like this? Not saying you're wrong, just that it's a little odd, that's all. Guess he could've just had a career day(s) and got lucky.

Usually it depends on if the QB and WR develop chemistry quick for success at these 7on7 camps.

July 9, 2012  10:28 AM ET
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Its 7 v 7. It happens plus the DBs were focused on Jacory Warrick. Garrett Gilbert was an all world 7 v 7 guy.

should have read on more...ninja..

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July 10, 2012  07:16 AM ET

Actually that "good but not great" stuff isn't all that uncommon. Steve Largent was never more than "good" in any category. All he did was run good routes, create enough separation, and catch the ball. When you do everything "good" that's often better than somebody who does one thing "great" but can't do other things. There are always exceptions to the "rules."

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