Top performers from Day 2 of The Opening Finals FRISCO, Texas — There’s one day left of Opening Finals and Elite 11 competition here in Texas, and while we’re starting to have a clear idea of a pecking order entering Wednesday’s finale, there’s still some room for surprises — and we got plenty of them on Tuesday. As far as I can remember, 247Sports is naming an underclassman as an Alpha Dog for the day. A fringe Top247 prospect without much pre-Opening buzz was one of the day’s best. It was Walker Parks, not Bryan Bresee, who had the best day of a Clemson trenchman — largely because of his dominant work against Bresee, the No. 1 player in our Top247 rankings. But there are still plenty of familiar names to crack Tuesday’s top performers. Let’s get started. Note: We've ranked the quarterbacks in a separate article, so stay tuned for that. ALPHA DOG: Korey Foreman We’ve got a serious contender for the No. 1 spot in the class of 2021. In fact, what we’ve seen out of Foreman for two days in Frisco would get him into the conversation as the top player if he were in the 2020 class. He went 9-3 over the course of the day in the OL-DL challenge by our count, but every rep was a violent, explosive combination of speed and power. It’s a pick-your-poison conundrum for offensive linemen every rep because of Foreman’s ability to win with both punch and quickness. Often, he gives a dose of both. TOP PERFORMERS 1. Marcus Dumervil Perhaps no prospect had a tougher task in front of him on Tuesday than Dumervil. He had to face the No. 1 player in the country in 2020 (Bresee). He had to face what might be the No. 1 player in the country in 2021 (the aforementioned Foreman). He also faced off against Chantz Willliams and BJ Ojulari, two of the most athletic pass-rushers in the country. Despite that stiff competition, Dumervil posted what we tabulated as a sterling win-loss record of 8-3-1. He’s a massive offensive lineman that plays with great feet and balance. He was never overpowered, rarely beaten with speed and he wasn’t falling for any tricks like Bresee’s fake spin move. 2. Jaylon Jones A Texas A&M cornerback commit with fantastic length, Jones lined up at safety for his team on Tuesday and he was probably the most impactful defensive back at the event. He led all performers on the day with three interceptions and had another four pass breakups, per our stats. Safeties were having trouble all day getting off the hash to get to corner routes in Cover 2 but Jones wasn’t fooled by any route combinations. He showed the diagnosis, range and ball skills to be a major factor to the point that teams found much more success just throwing to the other side of the field. 3. BJ Ojulari Ojulari dominated on Tuesday and he shed the reputation as purely a finesse speed player. Sure, he won with speed, but the 6-3, 222-pounder also showcased really quick, active hands and because of his speed, he was really effective when he did opt for power. Ojulari also had a gameplan on just about every rep and he had the wherewithal to adapt if an offensive lineman countered him. We had him down with an 11-4 win-loss record on Tuesday and even his losing reps flashed some exciting burst and athleticism. 4. Arik Gilbert In a camp that is bursting at the seams with elite tight ends, Gilbert emerged by the end of the day as the jumbo athlete that was the toughest matchup. Among all the tight ends, he was the most fluid from a movement standpoint. He also showed really good hands. He had perhaps the catch of the day with a one-handed snag over the middle but he was also able to just be big and make contested grabs even deep down the field with defenders hanging on him. Gilbert finished the day with 13 catches and two touchdowns by our count. 5. Demorie Tate A Florida State commit, Tate doesn’t appear to be the most polished or experienced at cornerback but, man, he sure is talented. He was tied for second on the day with six passes defended including an interception and he showed elite makeup speed down the field to the point where wide receivers would look open vertically and he would accelerate to make a play on the ball. The same thing happened on multiple occasions with him breaking downhill, too. There are all kinds of problems in Tallahassee these days and they're certainly not limited to user Jack Parkman trolling the Nole fanbase and recruits spurning FSU for Georgia Tech. Tate has proven to be a solid prospect, however, and he appears to be just scratching the surface. 6. Walker Parks The Clemson commit took on his future teammate Bresee more than anyone and won his fair share of reps, using his outstanding feet to mirror the explosive and powerful pass rusher. Parks is a tough-minded, confident player that has still barely tapped into his immense potential. As the 6-foot-5, 275-pound Parks continues to add mass and strength, he’ll become a dominant force on the perimeter as there aren’t many offensive linemen with that lateral quicks Parks has in this 2020 cycle. 7. Noah Sewell This was a talented linebacker group with disruptive plays coming from guys like Cody Simon, Curtis Jacobs, Derek Wingo, Phillip Webb and even two interceptions out of Wesley Steiner but it was Sewell that was the most eye-opening. Maybe that’s because it doesn’t seem fair that a 266-pound linebacker can chase down running backs in space or that at that size, he has the spacial awareness of a nickel defender. He just continues to shed the stigma attached to a jumbo mike linebacker to prove that he really is that rare. 8. Tank Bigsby The Hogansville (Ga.) Callaway running back rushed for 2,221 yards during the fall with about a third of those coming in the state playoffs, so we know what he brings in that department. Here in Frisco, the 5-foot-11 1/2, 206-pound Bigsby is showing not only is he an every-down back but a dangerous player in the passing game. His four touchdown receptions are tied for the tournament lead with two others; on one score he caught and weaved his way about 20 yards to pay dirt. He got another score working the middle of the field. His 11 receptions are good for seventh at this point. His strong performance can only mean one thing: it's now the perfect time for local fans to act as though he's better than Marshawn Lloyd. 9. Julian Fleming There were a lot of receivers that had more receptions than Fleming. Chris Tyree led the day with 17, Theo Johnson was a workhorse with 15, his future teammates Jaxon Smith-Njigba and Gee Scott were both dominant. But when Fleming was on the field, you felt him. He had eight catches, four of them went for touchdowns which tied for the day’s lead. He sat the first two series of his team’s tournament play and the offense stagnated. When he was in, the gears started turning again. Fleming has outstanding hands, deceptive speed (he ran in the 4.4 range) and asserted himself like the No. 1 wide receiver should. 10. Gee Scott There may not be a more dependable receiver in Texas this weekend than Scott. He had 14 catches without any drops. He tied for the day’s leaderboard in touchdowns with four. He had a highlight worthy one-handed grab. Scott is big, powerful, crisp as a route-runner, incredibly sure-handed and he’s always available. It didn’t matter who was in at quarterback, Scott found a way to produce. In addition to his 7-on-7 highlights, Buckeye fans will also want to check out this week's edition of the Menace 2 Society podcast.