This weekend, Raiders pass rusher Khalil Mack, attended a camp in Oakland for young football hopefuls. The event is called The Opening. It’s a four day event put on by Nike in which standout high school football players get instruction from some NFL players.
Former NFL pass rusher, Willie McGinest got a shot with the new face of the NFL to which Mack retweeted with his own comment.
Only at @TheOpening do we get to have the best of the best out to coach the next generation of football. @52Mack_ pic.twitter.com/090FHdQvhh— Willie McGinest (@WillieMcGinest) May 21, 2017
Out at @TheOpening wit the OG @WillieMcGinest one of best to do it! https://t.co/wzWBHHjx3M— Khalil Mack (@52Mack_) May 21, 2017
This event took place at De Anza High School near Oakland as the last stop in the regionals that began in early February in Houston Texas and has bounced around the country over the past four months.
Those high school kids couldn’t ask for more than to be instructed by the reigning Defensive Player of the Year. As part of the experience for Mack, Nike presented him with some custom cleats that are straight fire.
This is the 21st year of Nike Football's The Opening Regionals. Thousands of future NFL prospects have participated in the camps over the years. Among them were current Raiders Derek Carr and Amari Cooper. Perhaps at some point they too can be an instructor and get their own pair of custom kicks.