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West Orange Times & Observer Wednesday, Jul. 2, 2014 5 years ago

West Orange's Dexter Williams to participate in elite camp

by: Steven Ryzewski Senior Sports Editor


It’s arguably the highest profile football camp in the nation and West Orange High School will be represented.

Dexter Williams, a rising senior running back that transferred over to West Orange from Olympia, will be training and competing against the nation’s elite football prospects in Oregon when he participates in “The Opening” from July 5-10.

The Opening is in its fourth edition and is an event put together by Nike and held at the company’s World Headquarters in Beaverton, Ore. The camp features 162 of the top prospects in the country participating in linemen, 7-on-7 and SPARQ testing competitions.

Williams earned an invite to the exclusive camp by posting a SPARQ Rating score of 131.37 at the Orlando Nike Football Training Camp on March 15 at Austin Tindall Park. It was a significant improvement from the score of 117.03 he had posted in a previous combine and catapulted his name into the discussion of the nation’s best athletes.

The standout running back is the only athlete to represent the coverage area for The West Orange Times at the event, though Deondre Francois, a former Olympia quarterback that has since transferred to IMG Academy in Bradenton, will also be participating in the event.

Other players from throughout Central Florida include Jacques Patrick (RB, Timber Creek), Deondre Farrier (WR, Lake Nona) and Martez Ivey (OL, Apopka).

Williams, who is committed to the University of Miami, is currently ranked No. 79 in ESPN’s Class of 2015 Top 300 Recruiting Database.

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