You kind of get the feeling Jayson Stanley (Fairburn, GA) figured himself worthy of an invitation to “The Opening” this summer, and might be feeling a bit jilted by Nike’s decision to leave his name off their elite list of invitees.
“The Opening” is one of the premiere camp events in the nation—held during the first week of July in Oregon—and showcases the best talent in the country. It is televised nationally on ESPN and is one of the hottest tickets a prospect can receive during the summer.
However, invite or no invite, Stanley has better than 25 offers on the table, and the Creekside High School wide receiver won’t let a change of venue effect his decision timeline too much.
(h/t Michael Carvell)
Stanley would certainly be a welcome addition to a Georgia wide receiving corps which stands to lose some talent at that position after the season; both Justin Scott-Wesley and Malcolm Mitchell could be considered early entry candidates, if either have good seasons, while Christian Conley and Michael Bennett are both seniors.
At 6’2, 205, Stanley strikes an imposing figure on the football field and he’s very adept at using his large frame and big hands to make plays. He’s not a burner, but he’s got some quicks and can definitely win a few footraces. Even more, he’s a physical player who can do some damage in the redzone, while also being a threat over the middle as a slot guy.
He’ll need to tighten up his route running at the next level, but the foundation is there for him to bud into a sure-fire starter at the collegiate level.