Jason Caldwell

Atlanta Opening: Top OL

Along with the quarterbacks and linebackers, the offensive line group was one of the deepest position groups at Sunday's Atlanta Opening. Here are some of the day's top performers on the offensive line.

D'Antne Demery, Brunswick (GA)

Listed at 6-foot-6 310-pounds, Demery was one of the larger linemn in attendance, and proved he was one of the best as he was invited to The Opening as one of the top lineman.  Demery struggled a little with quicker lineman, but once he got locked on his opponent, he won the battle easily,  He has long arms and a good first punch that routinely threw guys off balance, sometimes to the ground.  He bends well for a big man, and will be a solid tackle prospect at the next level.  The home state Georgia Bulldogs are in good shape to land one of the top-ranked tackle prospect in the state.

Jamaree Salyer, Pace Academy (GA)

Only a sophomore, Salyer came out and dominated on Sunday.  The 6-foot-4 308-pound Salyer showed good strength and technique throughout the day, and earned an invite to The Opening as well, which is very impressive for a sophomore.  Salyer didn't win every rep, but he sure won most of them, and was put at RG during the final reps.  Salyer could play tackle or guard at the next level, but looks like a dominant guard prospect at the moment.  Look for schools to really turn up the heat on this future 5-star prospect in the coming months.  He has a visit to Georgia scheduled with teammate Andrew Thomas scheduled for this weekend.

Netori Johnson, Cedar Grove (GA)

The big man from Ellenwood had another big day on Sunday, and proved why schools all over the country are coming after him hard.  Johnson showed good strength and balance with his 6-foot-4 320-pound frame, and won most of his reps during the 1 on 1 session.  The Scout 300 prospect is ranked as the top guard prospect in the state, and was put at LG during the final reps of the day. A signing day decision is scheduled for the former Alabama commit.

Reuben Unije, Johns Creek (GA)

Unije is a prospect who gets better and better each time I see him, and had a terrific day on Sunday.  The 2018 prospect has good size for a tackle at 6-foot-5 289-pounds, and carries his weight well.  He moves well, has quick feet for a lineman, and showed good athleticism.  He could add a little more muscle, but has plenty of time to do it.  Unije won most of his reps, and did an outstanding job going against 2017 defensive end Malik Herring, which is a very tough task.  Look for more interest and offers to come his way in the near future.  The John's Creek star has the potential to be one of the top lineman in the south for the 2018 class.

Other lineman that impressed were Cedar Grove guard Justin Shaffer, Central Gwinnett tackle Tony Gray, Pace Academy tackle Andrew Thomas, and Oxford (AL) center Clay Webb.


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