Was OT Laremy Tunsil's Visit To Alabama Enough To Sway Him?

By David Garrett
Kelly Lambert-US PRESSWIRE

Laremy Tunsil is considered to be the top offensive tackle prospect in the nation and he is still unsigned. This week he took a visit to the Alabama Crimson Tide. They did suffer a heartbreaking loss in that game, but Tunsil and his mother had a great time from the reports. Did they do enough to convince him to go there? Many reports still believe that the Georgia Bulldogs are still his number one though.

Alabama did all they could though to convince him that Tuscaloosa is the place for him. During his visit Tunsil spent a lot of time with his friend Derrick Henry. Henry is trying to do all he can from the sounds of it to get his friend to commit to the Crimson Tide as well. Henry is from Yulee High School (Yulee, FL) and he’s considered to be the 3rd best athlete in the nation. He committed to Alabama back in September.

Before his visit, Tunsil and his high school team, the Columbia Tigers (Lake City, FL) had business to take care of when they faced the Suwannee Bulldogs (Live Oak, FL). They did just that as they blanked the Bulldogs 40-0. Columbia finishes their regular season with a record of 9-1. The playoffs begin for them this week when they take on the Bartram Trail Bears (St. Johns, FL).

From the reports, it sounds like Tunsil’s recruiting is come down to two choices: the Crimson Tide or the Bulldogs. Both would be a good fit for him since he is a big run blocker that moves well on his feet. Both teams run pro-style offenses that he could be plugged right into and create holes. Alabama and Georgia both have a lot of young talent at running back, so I don’t think he could go wrong if he picks either of these teams though.

I wouldn’t count out the other two teams still in the running, which are the Florida Gators and the Florida State Seminoles, but from what he’s looking for, the other two teams are the ones to beat. A lot could happen between now and signing day. He still has to take his official visits to Georgia, Florida and Florida State, so we will see what happens after that.

Whichever team he decides to sign with, he will become one of the gems of their recruiting class and could be that prolific left tackle that you build your offensive line around. With his quick feet and impressive size, I think he could fit in with whatever offense is used. It is going to come down to what he wants in a school and who can give him the best opportunity to succeed.

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