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Gwinnett's top players to participate in The Opening

File Photo - Norcross' Alvin Kamara (6) runs the ball during a game last season.

File Photo - Norcross' Alvin Kamara (6) runs the ball during a game last season.

A trio of Gwinnett's top football players will get to see how they stack up against the nation's best this week.

Central Gwinnett's Trey Johnson, Norcross' Alvin Kamara, and Brookwood's Kyrin Priester will participate in Nike's The Opening. It's a four-day camp that includes dynamic training, coaching and competition for many of the nation's elite high school football players.

Johnson, an Auburn commit, is the No. 2 ranked inside linebacker in the country by ESPN and Kamara is the No. 5 running back. Priester, who moved from Orlando, Fla. to Snellville this spring, is the No. 21 rated receiver in the nation.

"I didn't think they would let me go," Priester said. "I knew I was one of the top receivers, but I didn't think they would let me go."

The invite-only event will feature 150 of the nation's top college prospects and will take place Thursday through Sunday at Nike World Headquarters in Oregon. Every position and aspect of the game will be highlighted during the four-day program.

At last year's inaugural event NFL stars such as Jerry Rice, Larry Fitzgerald and Ndamukong Suh coached participants in a variety of drills and competitions.

Buford grad Dillon Lee, who signed with Alabama, participated in the event last year. The linebacker finished eighth in the SPARQ rating national championship, which tested players in the 40-yard dash, vertical jump, 20-yard shuttle and throwing the power ball.

Other Georgia players invited to the event include: Milton's Carl Lawson, Sandy Creek's Shaq Wiggins, Camden County's Brice Ramsey, Newnan's Trey Matthews, Kell's Brendan Langley, Lassiter's Ryan Jenkins, Walton's Brandon Kublanow, Lovejoy's Arshad Jackson and Tri-Cities Shamire Devine.