Laremy Tunsil, a 6-foot-6, 295-pound native of Lake City, Fla., is the No. 1-overall offensive tackle (according to ESPN) in the 2013 recruiting class. Obviously, the young man is going to have his fair share of suitors.
However, one man’s blessing is another man’s burden. After spending the weekend in beautiful Oxford, Mississippi, such seems to be the case for one of the last remaining crown jewels still undecided.
Tunsil has reportedly been heavily leaning towards either Alabama or Georgia for months now. However, Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze has been on a tear of the recruiting path lately. Further, not only was Tunsil on campus over the weekend, but No. 1-wideout Laquon Treadwell and No. 1-overall player Robert Nkemdiche were there in what was the biggest recruiting weekend in Ole Miss history.
Obviously, Freeze would have practically held a parade if all three signed up to play for the Rebels right then and there, but while Treadwell made the commitment, Nkemdiche and Tunsil will both be making their decisions on National Signing Day on Feb. 6.
Whle Nkemdiche has kept his decision-making extremely close to the chest, the No. 5 player in the ESPN150 was candid about his feelings, telling ESPN’s Derek Tyson that he was “confused” following a great trip to Ole Miss.
“‘I mean Ole Miss has been near the top, too,” Tunsil told Tyson. “But after I went down there, it made them go up a little bit. They are even with Georgia and Alabama. I like their tempo on offense. They think I could fit in with their tempo and I think I could, too.
“I’m confused right now. I really don’t know what I’m going to do. I think it’s going to be like a last-minute thing, like when I wake up the morning of signing day, the first team on my mind is probably going to be the college I pick.’”
Well, as stated earlier, signing day is rapidly approaching.
Fans of Georgia, Alabama and Ole Miss should all be getting their champagne and their Pepto-Bismol on ice.