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Rebels land nation's top O-lineman

Columbia (Fla.) High School standout offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil picked Ole Miss over Alabama and Georgia today.

Laremy Tunsil

The 6-foot-6, 295-pound bulldozer is ranked the No. 1 offensive tackle and the No. 3 player in the country according to 247Sports.

Tunsil could make an instant impact for the Ole Miss offensive line. Ole Miss used the fact that it was thin up front to its advantage in pulling in the 5-star Tunsil.

Tunsil has great feet for a big man and has long arms to cover defensive ends from blitzing the edge. He’s very athletic for his frame and should develop quickly on the next level.

Until Tunsil, the Rebels had never landed the No. 1 offensive lineman in the country. For the longest time Ole Miss was figured to be third behind Georgia and Alabama in Tunsil’s recruitment.

The Bulldogs seemed to be leading for Tunsil with the Tide a few steps behind. But after Tunsil visited Oxford on Jan 25, everything changed. Tunsil and his family visited Oxford and came away highly impressed.

An in-home visit from Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze last week seemed to seal the deal for Tunsil’s services. Freeze and Tunsil’s mom began to hit things off on Tunsil’s visit and things continued to escalate for the Rebels.

Tunsil visited Alabama on Jan. 11 and Georgia on Jan. 25. Tunsil signing with the Rebels doesn’t come as a huge surprise now. Yet, a week ago Bulldog fans were convinced he’d spend the next four years in Athens.

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