The Opening 2014 MVP’s


by Jeff Fisher

Corona Santiago (California) QB Blake Barnett‘s Elite 11 performance helped wide receiver Calvin Ridley of Monarch High School in Florida garner the overall MVP of The Opening 2014 at Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon.  Barnett and Ridley, who have both given their verbal commitments to Alabama, played for Team Apocalypse that won the 7-on-7 tournament.

Offensive tackle Martez Ivey, who is uncommitted, from Apopka High School in Florida was the MVP for offensive linemen, while defensive tackle Kahill McKenzie of Clayton Valley in California was the defensive line MVP.

About the Author

Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.