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5-star OT Laremy Tunsil names officials

8/8/2012

Schools are fighting to get in with five-star offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil (Lake City, Fla./Columbia), but only five programs will be lucky enough to host the No. 3 prospect in the country for an official visit this fall.

“I will be taking official visits to Alabama, Georgia, LSU, Ole Miss and USC,” Tunsil said.

Three of the programs made the cut because of their history.

“USC, Alabama and LSU have a lot of tradition, so that is why I want to check out those schools,” he said.

One will have a chance to host the elite offensive lineman because he is a man of his word.

“I promised Ole Miss I would take an official there, so I do not break my promises. Coach Chris Kiffin and I have a good relationship, so I want to see how I like it there,” Tunsil said.

At the moment, Tunsil is gushing about another program in the Southeastern Conference.

“I am in love with Georgia, I can tell you that right now,” Tunsil said. “I have a relationship with all of the coaches there, and that is the main part that you need. They were going to get an official there anyway.”

Tunsil added that how he is utilized will be a factor in his decision. As it stands, the Bulldogs have the edge in that department.

“I would have to say UGA has given me the best guideline so far on how they would use me and develop me in college,” Tunsil said. “They said they would pull me a lot more because I am so athletic.”

Last week Georgia got a commitment from massive juco offensive lineman Trenton Brown. Questions arose as to how that might affect Tunsil and how he felt about the depth chart at Georgia going forward. He admitted he has known about the 6-foot-8, 350-pound lineman for some time now.

“Georgia told me they were going to get Trenton Brown, and he might end up at guard,” Tunsil said.

Tunsil said that Florida will not receive an official because they are right up the street, adding that, while he does not plan to give an official to FSU, he is still considering the Seminoles.