Jamaree Salyer (© Michael Clark/Scout)

Scout delivers the latest recruiting news and notes following The Opening Atlanta

BUFORD, Ga. -- Many of the South's top football prospects participated at The Opening Atlanta and Scout has the latest on their recruitment inside.


Five-star Atlanta (Ga.) Pace offensive guard Jamaree Salyer plans to release top six or seven sometime in May.  Salyer, the nation's top-ranked offensive guard, said GeorgiaClemsonOhio State and Stanford will make the list. He plans to make his commitment after the season.


Four-star College Park (Ga.) cornerback Christopher Smith is getting closer to narrowing his list. According to the 6-foot, 165-pound Smith, Georgia, South Carolina, Michigan, Ohio State, Alabama, USC and Oregon will be some of the schools that make the cut. Of those seven, Smith said South Carolina is recruiting him hardest. His most recent visit was to Georgia a few weeks ago and he will head to Michigan, Michigan State and Ohio State on April 28-30. He could commit as early as this summer.


Miami, Michigan and Georgia are standing out four-star Jacksonville (Fla.) Providence tight end Will Mallory and he will likely end up committing to one of those schools.  The South's No. 1 tight end visited Georgia for the first time last week and the trip went well. The 6-5, 200-pound Mallory plans to commit before the end of the summer.


J.J. Peterson, the nation's No. 4 outside linebacker, informed Scout that Alabama is his leader, followed by Georgia, and a bevy of other national powers. Although the Crimson Tide are on top, Peterson will visit several schools and does not plan to make a decision anytime soon.


Four-star Stockbridge (Ga.) Woodland offensive guard James Ohonba is in the process of trimming his list of schools. Alabama, Clemson, Georgia and Michigan are in the best position with the nation's fifth-ranked offensive guard. He does not have a timeline for his decision.


TennesseeNC StateGeorgia Tech and West Virginia are standing out four-star Buford (Ga.) running back Anthony Grant. He will officially narrow his list to five or six sometime in the next few months and the aforementioned programs will make the cut. He could possibly make his decision before the beginning of the summer.


Four-star Norcross (Ga.) Great Atlanta Christian cornerback Kyler McMichael will release his top five in late summer. The 6-1, 187-pound McMichael said Clemson, Georgia and Tennessee are standing out. The Greater Atlanta Christian defensive back will visit Florida State in the next few weeks. McMichael will announce his commitment during the middle of the season.


Florida State four-star defensive tackle pledge Robert Cooper's commitment to the Seminoles remains strong, but he will take all five of his official visits. Besides Florida State, Alabama and Ohio State will definitely get officials from the Snellville (Ga.) South Gwinnett defensive lineman.


Georgia, Florida, Florida State, Auburn, Clemson and Michigan are recruiting four-star Warner Robbins (Ga.) Houston County offensive guard Trey Hill hardest and are in good shape to make the cut when he narrows his list to ten in a few months. He plans to enroll early.


Georgia and Ohio State are Scout 100 Stockbridge (Ga.) defensive end Brenton Cox's top two schools. The four-star prospect, who said he is still considering others, will either make his commitment before or after the season.


Four-star Cottandale (Ala.) Paul W. Bryant wide receiver Seth Williams is still taking his time with the recruiting process after recently almost committing to Auburn or Florida State. Williams has visited Auburn and Alabama in the past couple of weeks. He will narrow his list this summer.


Four-star Marietta (Ga.) Lassiter safety and Notre Dame commit Derrik Allen was invited to The Opening on Sunday. He is 100 percent committed to Irish and looking forward to his future in South Bend.


Schools continue to pursue four-star Franklin (Ga.) Heard County quarterback and Ohio State commit Emory Jones, but he said his commitment to Buckeyes remains strong. 


Four-star Thomson (Ga.) cornerback Christian Tutt is down to Alabama, Florida State, Georgia and Ohio State. The 5-11, 179-pound Tutt said Alabama and Florida State have the edge. He will make his commitment on May 30.


Columbia (S.C.) outside linebacker Channing Tindall earned an invite to The Opening and took home linebacker MVP honors. The 6-2, 210-pound Tindall told Scout Georgia and South Carolina are recruiting him hardest. LSU, who is also showing a significant amount of interest, offered recently, and he will visit in June. Tindall is also planning trips to Notre Dame and Penn State in the next few months.

Scout's John Garcia Jr. contribute to this report.

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