Will Mallory (© Michael Clark/Scout)

Georgia, Miami and Michigan in best shape for South's top TE Will Mallory

BUFORD, Ga. -- Jacksonville (Fla.) Providence's Will Mallory is one of the top tight end's in the country and Scout caught up with him at Nike's The Opening Atlanta.

Will Mallory is making progress with his recruitment.

Three schools have the best chance to land him.

"MiamiMichigan and Georgia are standing out," said the 6-foot-5, 200-pound Mallory. "I'm pretty confident that I'll commit to one of those schools.


Mallory gave a  thought on each school.

Miami: "The people down there are awesome," Mallory said. "I love coach (Mark) Richt and (tight ends) coach (Todd) Hartley.  The coach's personalities just fit me as a person.

"I also get along well with everyone and they bring a lot to the table. It's a great atmosphere and kind of feels like home."

Michigan: "I grew up around the program. My dad and two uncles played there, so I have a strong connection. I definitely feel comfortable at Michigan because I've been there several times and I have family in the state. It's a special place with great tradition.

"I have a great relationship with (running backs) coach (Jay) Harbaugh and have known him for a long time. I've spoken with (tight ends) coach (Greg) Frey on the phone and I'm looking forward to going up and meeting him soon."

Georgia: "I visited for the first time last week for few days and had a lot of fun. The facilities are top-notch and the coaches are great. I really felt comfortable.

"I spent the most time with (tight ends) coach (Shane) Beamer and that was great. I also had a chance to speak with tight end Isaac Nauta. I've known him for a few years so it was good to catch up. The visit increased my interest in Georgia."

Mallory plans to make his commitment by the end of summer.

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