Day before The Opening, Cannon working

MIDLOTHIAN, Texas -- On Saturday afternoon, ESPN 300 wide receiver K.D. Cannon (Mount Pleasant, Texas/Mount Pleasant) was hours away from getting on a plane and heading to Oregon for The Opening, one of the most prestigious events for high school football recruits.

And where was he Saturday? At Midlothian High School, playing seven-on-seven football with his high school team, playing both sides of the ball in an effort to help his team clinch a berth in the Texas state seven-on-seven tournament next month.

And he did so in near-triple-digit temperatures. Crazy? Not when you’re striving to be the best of the best.