You’ve read about The Opening for several days now, but tonight you’ll get a chance to see some of the top prospects on TV.
The finals of the SPARQ Rating National Championship will be televised on ESPNU from 7-9 p.m. central time. The event is being held at the NIKE headquarters in Beaverton, Ore.
The top 10 performers from the preliminary round this morning made the cut, and Alabama commit Minkah Fitzpatrick qualified. SPARQ drills include the 40-yard dash, vertical jump and other measurements of speed, agility and power.
Fitzpatrick’s score of 130.41 is 10th. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.51 seconds and jumped 35.7 inches in the vertical to highlight his accomplishments.
Kirk Merritt, an athlete from Destrehan, La., with an offer and mutual interest in Alabama, finished first with a 147.60.