In a bit of surprising news, it is being reported that five-star offensive line recruit Laremy Tunsil has decided that he will commit to the Ole Miss Rebels on National Signing Day. Scout.com’s National Director of Scouting, Scott Kennedy, announced the news that the top offensive tackle recruit in the nation has chosen the Rebels.
Don’t know if this is out there already or not, but I’m hearing 5-Star OT Laremy Tunsil is a done deal to Ole Miss. mississippi.scout.com
— Scott Kennedy (@ScoutKennedy) February 1, 2013
The move really comes as a shock. The Georgia Bulldogs and Alabama Crimson Tide were expected to be the front-runners for Tunsil’s services, bu Ole Miss made one final aggressive push and it appears that it may have worked. We will find out for certain on Wednesday.
At 6-foot-5 ,290-pounds, the Columbia High School product was highly sought after by schools all across the nation. The decision ultimately came down to the trio of SEC schools for the Lake City, Florida native.
If Ole Miss does land Tunsil on National Signing Day, he will be the latest five-star recruit to join Hugh Freeze’s unbelievable 2013 class. In fact, landing Tunsil would give the Rebels more five-star commits than any team in the Southeastern Conference. It is safe to say that Freeze and his staff are putting together something special down in Oxford and they could be a force in the SEC within the next few years.
Be sure to tune in to FanSided.com on National Signing Day to keep up with the latest news surrounding the country’s top high school football recruits.