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Sights and sounds: The Opening Columbus

WESTERVILLE, Ohio -- The Opening regional in Ohio was loaded with some of the top football prospects in the Midwest and they all put on a show on Saturday.

The highest ranked prospect in attendance was wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones, ranked No. 12 overall.

Peoples-Jones said he doesn’t have any visits planned yet, but recently went to Tennessee, Alabama, Auburn, Florida State and Florida.

The ESPN 300 receiver never disappoints, and he earned his second trip to The Opening finals in Oregon after another outstanding performance against some top defensive backs.

That included ESPN 300 defensive back Jamyest Williams, the No. 47 overall prospect.

Williams traveled from Georgia and then visited Ohio State following the camp.

Before arriving at OSU, he was surrounded by Buckeyes with six Ohio State commitments at the event.

Linebacker Antjuan Simmons was one of those commits on hand.

Simmons, a four-star prospect, was one of the top linebackers during the day and received an invite to The Opening finals as well.

ESPN 300 running back Todd Sibley, another Ohio State commitment, was also in attendance and had an excellent day.

Sibley is currently committed to Ohio State, but said he is entertaining other schools. Sibley said he is hearing from Pitt, Missouri, Penn State, Virginia, Michigan State, Michigan and a few others.

The No. 165-ranked prospect said he doesn’t have a timeline to decide if he will stay committed or flip to another school.

Ohio State wasn’t the only Big Ten team represented. Penn State quarterback commit Sean Clifford was also in attendance. Clifford was the only QB at the event to advance to the Elite 11 finals.

The state of Michigan was also well represented at the Ohio camp with a plethora of prospects from the state up north.

Wide receiver K.J. Hamler received an invite to The Opening and squared off against two Detroit prospects in Donovan Johnson and Ambry Thomas for the fastest man of the camp.

Johnson ended up winning the 40-yard dash with a time of 4.45 after running it in 4.43 seconds earlier in the day.

ESPN 300 defensive backs Jaylen Kelly-Powell and Thomas were a few other standouts from Detroit and both plan to take a trip to Wisconsin and Notre Dame on May 13 and 14.

Thomas says that he will also visit Michigan on May 26 and while he doesn’t have a top list, Penn State, West Virginia, Pitt, Notre Dame, Arizona, Michigan and Michigan State are the schools currently sticking out.

Offensive lineman Jedrick Wills, the No. 98 prospect, was also at the camp and showed why he is so highly sought after.

Wills said he wants to narrow down his list before the summer, but isn’t quite sure who will make the list.

Fellow offensive lineman Matt Bockhorst, an Ohio prospect, is committed to Clemson. He gave the Tigers fans a quick shout out before the camp.

Pennsylvania defensive back Lamont Wade is also close to narrowing down his list, but said he should have his top 10 by the end of May.

The No. 275-ranked prospect has already been to Ohio State, Duke, North Carolina, Penn State, West Virginia, Pitt and is planning on visiting Alabama at the end of May or beginning of June.

Finally, Connor Haff did not earn an Opening invitation, he stole the show with his hair. Haff has fully committed to the mullet.

While there were a ton of top prospects in attendance, only seven received an invitation to The Opening finals.