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Rivals 3 Stripe Atlanta prospects predict where top players will land

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Clay Webb (Nick Lucero/Rivals.com)

AUSTELL, Ga. - It’s our job at Rivals.com to cut through all the noise and zero in on where the nation’s top players will end up playing their college football. Sometimes when it comes to searching for information, the best intel comes from fellow elite prospects.

At Sunday’s Atlanta stop of the Rivals 3 Stripe Camp Series presented by adidas event, we surveyed several prospects about where four elite prospects will eventually land. Here are the results.

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THE PICK: Alabama

WHY: “I think Clay will go to Alabama because of his relationships with Pierce Quick and Paul Tyson.” – Rivals100 OL Amari Kight

THE PICK: Alabama

WHY: “He has the body and the ability that they need.” – 2020 DT Jayson Jones

THE PICK: Auburn

WHY: “He’s from Alabama. Alabama doesn’t produce that many offensive linemen, and youcan’t let a guy like that get out of the state. Auburn seems to be an offensive line feeder for the NFL. — Four-star DE Derrick McLendon II

THE PICK: Tennessee

WHY: “I can see him playing there.” – 2020 Rivals100 Harrison Bailey

THE PICK: Georgia

WHY: “Because Roquan Smith just left after a successful career.” – 2020 Rivals100 DE BJ Ojulari

THE PICK: Auburn

WHY: “He is there almost every weekend.” – Four-star Alabama DE commit Rashad Cheney

THE PICK: Auburn

WHY: “Because when I was talking to one of their linebackers, he told me that Owen really liked it there.” – Rivals250 WR Ramel Keyton

THE PICK: Georgia

WHY: “Because he wants to stay home and Kirby Smart is after him a lot.” – Rivals100 Georgia DB commit Jalen Perry

THE PICK: Georgia

WHY: “Owen is just like Roquan (Smith). They are the exact same player. It is a great fit.” — McLendon

THE PICK: Auburn

WHY: “I’m pretty sure he’s going to Auburn, just by the way he’s talked about it and what I’ve heard." — 2020 wide receiver Donovan Moorer

THE PICK: Florida

WHY: “He might just want to block for his cousin Emory Jones.” – Cheney

THE PICK: Clemson

WHY: “Because that is where he seems to fit in well.” – Perry

THE PICK: Mississippi State

WHY: “I was just talking to him a few minutes ago. Mississippi State is his favorite.” — McLendon

THE PICK: Tennessee

WHY: "Coach (Jeremy) Pruitt has it going on.” – Bailey

THE PICK: Auburn

WHY: “Every time Owen is there, Wanya is there and those two are close to each other.” – Cheney

THE PICK: Tennessee

WHY: “One of the coaches there said he really had a great time when he visited there with Owen.” – Keyton

THE PICK: Tennessee

“I like Tennessee for Wanya because he can make a big impact there early.” – Perry

THE PICK: Auburn

WHY: “The whole offensive linemen thing.” — McLendon

THE PICK: Tennessee

WHY: “I saw he came to two, Auburn and Tennessee, and I know he probably had a lot of fun at Tennessee, so I’ll go with that. — Kight

THE PICK: Tennessee

WHY: “They are going to have a great class in 2019.” – Bailey

THE PICK: Alabama or Tennessee

WHY: “I see Jaylen going to Alabama or Tennessee because he visits those two constantly.” – Ojulari

THE PICK: Tennessee

WHY: “I pick Tennessee because he has been trying to get me to commit there. It is between them and South Carolina.” – Keyton

THE PICK: Alabama

WHY: “Because they will need defensive backs after losing many to the NFL Draft.” – Perry

THE PICK: Alabama

WHY: “He’s their type of safety. He’s a knock-your-teeth-out type of safety, like Minkah Fitzpatrick.” — McLendon

THE PICK: Alabama

WHY: “He’s on my 7-on-7 team, and I think it is going to be Alabama.” — Moorer

THE PICK: Tennessee

WHY: “He loves it up there.” – Bailey

THE PICK: Tennessee

WHY: “I think it is the best fit for him out of his top six.” – Ojulari

THE PICK: Auburn

WHY: “Because they are in need of good wide receivers right now.” – Perry

THE PICK: Florida

WHY: “Definitely.” — McClendon

THE PICK: Tennessee

WHY: “I’m pretty sure he is going to Tennessee.” — Moorer

THE PICK: Clemson

WHY: “I’m cool with him and I have him on snap and he takes a lot of visits there.” – three-star tight end Jeremiah Pruitte