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Top-ranked ESPN Jr. 300 guard Jamaree Salyer narrowing choices

Tom Hauck for Student Sports

BUFORD, Ga. -- The 22nd-ranked prospect in the ESPN Junior 300, offensive guard Jamaree Salyer was one of many top offensive prospects out of the state of Georgia attending The Opening Atlanta regional camp on Sunday.

The 6-foot-4, 328-pound, top-rated offensive guard prospect has well over 20 offers but is hoping to start narrowing down his decision in the near future.

“I want to drop a top six or seven at the end of May or beginning of June, something like that,” Salyer said. “I’m not ready to make an official top five yet just because I want take a lot of visits and then sit down with my family and have a concrete list.”

Despite not wanting to officially name a group of top schools, there are a few schools that Salyer considers a lock to be among his top group.

“I’d probably say a lock to get in that list would be Georgia, Clemson, probably Ohio State and I’d probably stay Stanford is pretty close to being a lock,” Salyer said. “The other three spots are up for grabs.

“I’m definitely still looking at Alabama and Florida and I also want to learn about Michigan but I’m not sure how things are going up there with the staff. I guess they are trying to figure some things out still.”

Salyer, who has visited Georgia, Clemson and Stanford recently, took time to discuss each of the schools that will almost certainly be among his top group when that time rolls around.

Clemson: “Every time I go up there and I just kind of test out what Coach [Dabo] Swinney said. His big thing is that people make Clemson. He always says he doesn’t have to sell Clemson, the people at Clemson sell it themselves. They have some good people up there and they have some solid morals that they stand on and I really like that.”

Stanford : “The school really kind of sells itself. You have future presidents are probably going there. It would be pretty cool to go to school in that environment. My visit was really fun, my parents enjoyed it a lot. I mean, what’s not to love about it?”

Georgia: “They are heading in the right direction. They are getting their guys in and things are heading in the right direction. They are great at building relationships. That’s something I’m very fond of. Just being able to talk to them and get a better understanding of what they stand for and what things mean to them. It’s just great.”

Ohio State: “They show what they are all about with their results. They put out first round talent year after year and from that those guys go on to be starters in the NFL. Being aware of what they have been able to do with putting guys in the NFL is important.”

The four-star lineman has no overall leader and has tentative plans to make a decision after his senior season.