Clemson commit Brannon Spector finished 2nd at The Opening

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Nike’s The Opening regionals are underway and this past weekend at Buford High in Atlanta, football players from Georgia and a few other states were competing to earn golden tickets to the June 30th-July 3rd finals in Beaverton, Oregon. 

Clemson football 2019 wide receiver commit Brannon Spector, Calhoun High(Ga), was invited to the Atlanta regional for the second consecutive year, and the competition was fierce.

He competed against some of the best football players from the 2019, 2020 and 2021 classes. The state of Georgia has many talented players and three of them, Jadon Haselwood(No. 2), Nolan Smith(No. 5) and Dominick Blaylock(No. 10) are included on the 2019 247Sports Composite top ten list. Each is committed to the Georgia Bulldogs and Haselwood and Blaylock, son of former NBA guard Mookie Blaylock, are the No. 1 and No. 2 rated receivers in the class.

Combine Numbers

This year, Spector’s height and weight were 6-foot-2 and 187 pounds, up from 6’0.5 and 184. Both are great numbers for the projected slot receiver. But the most important number for him was 120.33. That sparq rating, a composite score comprised of the 40-yard dash, 20-yard shuttle run, vertical leap and kneeling power ball toss, placed him second overall at the regional and behind only Smith’s 141.18 and of course, ahead of Blaylock(114.90) and Haselwood(104.04).

Last year, he had a score of 101.97, 4.79 in the 40, a 4.22 sec shuttle run, 37.0 inch vertical and 38.1 ft toss. This year, in those events, his scores were 4.61, 4.27, 38.4 and 43. As a result of his numbers and performance, 247Sports analyst Barton Simmons listed Spector among his standouts and had this to say about him.

“Clemson commit Brannon Spector had some of the best testing numbers among the receivers and he was at his best on the outside and creating separation on the outside.”

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Spector didn’t get a golden ticket to The Opening finals but his performance in the 7-on-7 games and improved sparq rating could catapult him to higher position(247Sports, No. 90) and overall(No. 677) rankings later this Spring.