FRISCO, TEXAS -- Owen Pappoe surely will be disappointed that he did not win the Nike Football Rating Championship at The Opening Finals on Sunday, but the 5-star Auburn commit certainly came close.

In a tight battle with 5-star Georgia defensive end commit Nolan Smith of Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy, Pappoe, a standout at Grayson (Ga.), came up just short despite posting extremely solid numbers.

The 6-feet-1/2-inch, 209-pound Pappoe, the No. 1-ranked outside linebacker and No. 9 overall recruit nationally in the industry generated 247Sports Composite, placed second.

His testing numbers looked like this:

-40-yard dash: 4.54 seconds.

-Shuttle: 4.01 seconds.

-Powerball throw: 41 feet.

-Vertical jump: 38.9 inches.

-Overall score: 140.25 rating.

In the end, Smith finished with a 141.75 football rating after after posting a 4.55-second 40-yard dash, 42.2-inch vertical jump, 4.08 short shuttle, and 44.5-foot powerball throw. Smith is 6-feet-2, 232 pounds.

For Pappoe, though, it was a slight dip from when he shattered the Nike regional camp record with a score of 147.1 this April in Charlotte, N.C. Still, his final numbers were extremely solid. They were the only two competitors of the 163 recruits on hand to post final scores of better than 140.

Pappoe is one of the centerpieces of the Auburn recruiting class. Since he committed to the Tigers over Georgia on May 1, Auburn has added additional commitments and shot up the team rankings. Right now, the Tigers have the No. 17 class in the country and the average rating per commit is 4-stars.

Pappoe is one of three Auburn commits taking part in The Opening finals this week in Texas. He is joined by 4-star quarterback Bo Nix of Pinson Valley (Ala.) and 4-star receiver George Pickens of Hoover (Ala.). Nix and Pickens also competing in the testing portion of The Opening finals Sunday, though their respective numbers are not yet available.

After testing, the camp portion of the event took place. In that, prosects spend more of their time in position drills. Nix and Pickens connected often there.

Sunday night, Nix also took part in a long-toss competition for the 12 quarterbacks on hand at The Opening. Each quarterback got one throw. Nix went first and heaved a 63-yard pass. That end up tying him for second. Alabama commit Taulia Tagovailoa won the competition with a 66-yard throw.

Monday and Tuesday, skill players will compete in the 7-on-7 portion of the event while offensive and defensive linemen will take part in the linemen challenge.

In 7-on-7, Nix, Pickens and Pappoe each are members of Team Boomin'. So are some Auburn targets. One is 5-star Georgia wide receiver commit Jadon Haselwood of Ellenwood (Ga.) Cedar Grove. He has visited the Tigers four times already this year and plans to officially visit in the fall. Another is 4-star receiver Jalen Curry of Houston (Texas) St. Pius.