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Scout takes a look at the top offensive performers at The Opening Atlanta

BUFORD, Ga. -- There were numerous big-time prospects on hand for The Opening Atlanta Sunday at Buford High School and Scout takes a look at the top 10 offensive performers.

Four-star Phenix City (Ala.) Central wide receiver Justyn Ross was dominant all day. At 6-foot-4 and 195 pounds, Ross completely overwhelmed nearly every defensive back he faced. He showed great speed and quickness, and ran good routes. Ross also had outstanding body control and tremendous ball skills. AlabamaAuburnFlorida State and Florida appear to be the main contenders.

Stockbridge (Ga.) wide receiver Marquez Ezzard was virtually uncoverable. The 6-1, 189-pound Ezzard's combination of strength and body control allowed him to make numerous tough catches. He did a great job creating separation and high-pointing the football. Ezzard also showed great concentration and soft hands. Some schools to watch with him are Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee.

Buford (Ga.) running back Christian Turner is not the biggest back, but he is a dynamic football player. The 5-10, 185-pound Turner showed tremendous quickness and impressive speed. He was also very instinctive and elusive, leaving many defenders grasping at air throughout the day. Tennessee, Michigan, Michigan StateNotre DameNC State and Virginia Tech are some of the schools that have gotten his attention.

Four-star prospect Will Mallory showed why he is the top tight end in the South at the event. The 6-5, 200-pound Mallory was a matchup nightmare all day. He was too big for defensive backs and too athletic for linebackers to cover. He ran crisp routes and did a great job finding open spots in defenses. Mallory also ran well and was good after the catch. MiamiMichigan and Georgia are standing out for the Jacksonville (Fla.) Providence playmaker.

Four-star Buford running back Anthony Grant looked electric on Sunday. He displayed great speed and quickness. The 5-11, 184-pound Grant was very fluid in drills and made everything look easy. He also showed the ability to make people miss and was an effective receiver out of the backfield. Tennessee, Georgia Tech, NC State and West Virginia are in the best shape with Grant.

Warner Robins (Ga.) Houston County offensive lineman Trey Hill was among the top interior trench prospects in a loaded group and it starts with his frame. He's listed at 6-4, 330 pounds, but it may be conservative at this point. Wide in his upper body as well as lower, Hill used that base to anchor consistently against pass rushers big and small. He uses his hands well enough to keep defenders honest, too. A bevy of SEC and ACC programs, as well as Michigan, are courting Hill most at this time.

Montezuma (Ga.) Macon County offensive lineman Christian Meadows was not the most dominant offensive lineman at the event but every time you noticed him stepping up to take a rep, he won it. Meadows has a nice combination of size, power and movement and it stymied most of his opponents on this day. The Florida State verbal commitment may have the ability to play all three interior offensive line spots at the next level.

Knoxville (Tenn.) Catholic star Cade Mays was near dominant Sunday in Atlanta. He was often the table setter for what was a stacked offensive line group and did not disappoint. Mays played patient all afternoon, seemingly knowing when to take a chance at ending a rep with a pancake if possible. The Tennessee commitment was successful well more than not.

Atlanta (Ga.) Pace Academy offensive lineman Jamaree Salyer was the star of the trench group and perhaps the event itself. He checks all the boxes one could covet from an offensive lineman, playing with precision, patience, power, athleticism and grit at times. Salyer showed out at the event last season and somehow topped it despite getting every defensive lineman's best. Out of well over a dozen reps, only Scout100 edge talent Brenton Cox was able to get by him for a clear win. In-state Georgia is the favorite to land the five-star with Clemson, Ohio State, Stanford and Alabama in the mix.

2019 Pinson (Ala.) Pinson Valley quarterback Bo Nix is the lone underclassman to make the list. The 6-2, 191-pound Nix was clearly the best quarterback on the field during the event. His mechanics, footwork and accuracy were very impressive. Regardless if he was in the pocket or on the move, Nix made all the throws. The Auburn legacy holds an offer from the Tigers, as well Alabama, Clemson, Florida State, Georgia and Ohio State among others.

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

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