Crunch Time for Five-Star Recruit Laremy Tunsil

By Taylor Johnson
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National Signing Day is just a mere four days away. I know, I can’t believe the time has come already myself. For offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil (Lake City, FL/Columbia), three programs are fighting tooth and nail to get him to play for their team.

The Alabama Crimson Tide, Georgia Bulldogs and Ole Miss Rebels are the top three for Tunsil, and all three are making this decision that much harder for the top recruit at his position.

I wrote a week ago that I thought Tunsil would choose the Tide on signing day. Now that the week has passed, I’m not so certain anymore.

Tunsil has made official visits to all three teams in the past three weekends, with all going real well. First it was the Tide who had the inside edge, then the Bulldogs were at the top and now it seems as if the Rebels have shot their way to the top of the list for Tunsil. And with a decision looming, Tunsil hosted in-home visits with his top three this past week.

Like I said, just a week ago I was almost certain Tunsil would choose Nick Saban and the Tide. Now it’s all up in the air. Hugh Freeze of the Rebels has a very impressive class thus far and they know adding a player like Tunsil would not only vault their program to the top of the class but also give their team a huge boost. The Rebels are making a very strong late push that just could land them one of the top players in the 2013 class.

The Bulldogs are a team that many thought was a no-brainer for Tunsil. As of late, however, it seems as if both the Bulldogs and Tide should be worried about losing out to the Rebels. I’m not saying that the Rebels are the team that wind up with Tunsil, but what I am saying is that I honestly do not know where this one is going to go. I’m not going to go back on my word and will stick with the Tide, but with so much talk of Tunsil to the Rebels it’s tough to stay with that prediction.

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