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Alabama's 2013 class is almost full, but top talent still being sought

Updated: August 27, 2012, 12:27 PM ET
By Greg Ostendorf | TideNation
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The University of Alabama's 2013 recruiting class is starting to fill up. When Jacksonville, Fla., defensive end DeMarcus Walker committed to the Crimson Tide on Thursday, it gave them a total of 19 commitments, including eight ranked in the ESPN 150.

[+] EnlargeLaremy Tunsil
Tom Hauck for ESPN.comLaremy Tunsil would be a big get for the Crimson Tide.
Still, there are some big names left on the board as Alabama looks to finish strong and pull in the No. 1 class for the second consecutive year.

OT Laremy Tunsil: Lake City, Fla./Columbia
Alabama already has three offensive line commitments in the class, but the staff is still looking for the ever-important left tackle to anchor the line and protect the quarterback's blindside in the future. It doesn't get any better than Tunsil. The 6-foot-6, 295-pound offensive tackle is the top player at his position and ranked No. 3 overall. The Florida native visited Tuscaloosa during the summer, and he expects to make a return trip for his official visit this fall. He also plans to take official visits to Georgia, LSU, Ole Miss and USC. At this point, it looks like a battle between the Bulldogs and the Tide, but Florida might make a push as well. Tunsil wants to wait until signing day to announce his decision. Other options: Kenneth Santa Marina, David Knevel

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