Laremy Tunsil is the top offensive tackle in the nation out of Lake City, Florida, and despite seeming like a lock to stay in the SEC, the 6-foot-6, 296 pound Class of 2013 member will visit USC this fall.
Tunsil, a unanimous 5-star, recently announced a top three, with Alabama, Georgia and Florida all knotted up atop his list. He visited all three schools back in June on unofficial visits, but a trip to USC is intriguing, especially with the Trojans already maxed out on commitments in 2013.
Much like Robert Nkemdiche, the nation’s top recruit, Tunsil’s plan to visit to USC is likely to be a ‘why not’ type of visit, keeping Troy as a long shot, although maintaining the opportunity to wow him on campus. And don’t put it past the Trojans to not thoroughly impress the lineman, as we’ve already seen multiple times, mostly notably Veron Hargreaves III, that out-of-state recruits can really be taken back by USC’s campus on their first visit after traveling cross-country.
Although Hargreaves eventually committed to Florida, the Trojans vaulted up to become his leader the day he was on campus, and a similar situation could be said for Jason Hatcher, though he decided on July 27th to commit to USC.
According to UGA Dawg Pound on Facebook, Tunsil has a deep admiration for Georgia, and they’re likely to be his leader.
Should the Trojans somehow find a way to get the commitment of Tunsil, he’d be the third offensive line commitment for USC, after guard/center Khaliel Rodgers and tackle Nico Falah.