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Dawgs, Tide out in front for Laremy Tunsil

10/19/2012
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MIDDLEBURG, Fla. -- Five-star offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil (Lake City, Fla./Columbia) will take an unofficial visit to Florida for its game against South Carolina on Saturday. For the 6-foot-6, 295-pound No. 1-ranked offensive lineman in the country, this will be his second visit to Gainesville in the last three weeks.

Tunsil, who visited Florida for its game against LSU, said he enjoyed his trip to the Swamp.

"It was was pretty good," Tunsil said after Columbia's 58-0 route of Middleburg (Fla.) on Thursday night. "They came out with a win so it was pretty exciting. They started off slow in the first half but the offensive line picked it up in the second half so it was all right."

Despite his multiple trips to Gainesville, Alabama and Georgia remain the top two schools for the five-star athlete.

"When I say top two, I can say Georgia then Alabama or Alabama and then Georgia," Tunsil said. "It really doesn't matter what order you put them in, they are just my top two. Then after that Florida State and Florida in no order."

Tunsil says his relationships with the Alabama and Georgia coaching staffs are among the reasons the Crimson Tide and Bulldogs are out in front for him.

"I like everything about the Georgia and Alabama programs," Tunsil said. "I went to both places over the summer and I saw a lot of things I'd never seen before. It was pretty exciting. One thing is the relationships with the coaches, then they are both powerhouse teams and they can pound the ball."

As for his future plans, Tunsil said he will likely wait until after his season to set any official visits.

"I'll probably visit FSU unofficially before the end of the season, other then that I'm not sure," Tunsil said. "I'll let y'all know my official visits after the season."

Tunsil is planning to announce his decision on national signing day.