Monday, June 18, 2012
5-star OL Laremy Tunsil names top three
By Derek Tyson
Five-star offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil now has a top three of Florida, Georgia and Alabama.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Five-star offensive lineman Laremy Tunsil (Lake City, Fla./Columbia) visited Alabama, Georgia and Florida over the last week. The 6-foot-6, 295-pound tackle named a top three after his visit to Florida on Sunday.
"I would say they are my top three," Tunsil said of the three schools he visited. "It's a tie right now with all of them."
Tunsil, who camped at Alabama last weekend, visited Georgia on Friday and Saturday before heading to Gainesville on Sunday. The No. 3-ranked player in the country said he was impressed by what Georgia had to offer.
"I love Georgia," he said. "It was real nice. I loved everything about Georgia. They told me they need me, but I think the coaches are real amazing, real laid back."
Though Tunsil has been to Florida many times, he said he used this trip to spend more time with the Florida coaching staff and build a relationship with new Florida offensive line coach Tim Davis.
"It went pretty good," Tunsil said. "They showed me a lot of things. I talked to Tim Davis a lot and talked to Will Muschamp, and they told me they need me."
The athletic tackle prospect has said each team's playbook will factor in to his decision. Tunsil said he wants to use his athletic ability to help block on the edge on the next level. So far, Georgia's playbook has impressed him the most.
"I'd have to give it to Georgia," Tunsil said. "They have me pulling. Alabama doesn't really have me pulling. I really don't know about Florida. I haven't really talked to them about it yet."
Tunsil said Florida is recruiting him the hardest, but he said he will likely take his official visits to USC, Ole Miss, Georgia, LSU and Alabama. Tunsil has said all along he will likely wait until national signing day to announce his decision, but now he's not so sure.
"I'll probably wait until signing day," he said. "I might commit early, though. Like end of the season probably."
Tunsil said he will not take any more visits over the summer and plans to work exclusively on training for his senior season.
"I'm going to work on getting stronger in my lower body," Tunsil said. "Work on my hips a little more and my bending."