The Florida State Seminoles have apparently gained back some ground in their recruitment of 5-star offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil, and this is something that should worry the likes of Alabama and Georgia, who both top his list on 247Sports.
According to quotes via Chris Nee of 247Sports, Florida State is back in the running for the 6'6'', 295 pound offensive tackle:
“Florida State is in third,” Tunsil said on Thursday evening.
The No. 3 player in the nation spoke a bit about why Florida State has re-entered the picture for his services.
“They had faded because I hadn’t talked to them in a while but as soon as I got to talk to (offensive line) Coach (Rick) Trickett and get things straight, they got back towards the top,” Tunsil said.
Tunsil did go on to say later in Nee's report that Georgia and Alabama are still his top-two schools and both of them are on equal footing. However, the Bulldogs and Crimson Tide have to feel a bit worried about ghe Seminoles making another push at 247Sports' fourth overall ranked player in the 2013 recruiting class.
Let's just be straightforward about it; Jimbo Fisher is an extremely good recruiter and he's building something very special over at Florida State. They were down for a while, but he's built them back up into the current fourth-ranked team in the AP Poll.
It could be argued that Florida State has just as much of a chance to win a National Championship as Georgia does, and even though Alabama is stacked on a yearly basis, the Seminoles can start to compete with them as well.
Fisher's class is currently ranked No. 11 overall by Rivals.com, but a big-time player like Tunsil could really move them up the charts. According to 247Sports, there are other elite recruits interested in the Seminoles as well including 5-star outside linebacker Matthew Thomas, who has FSU at the top of his list, and 5-star defensive tackle Toby Johnson who has them second.
There's great talent taking a look at the Florida State Seminoles program as it is today, and it's only going to continue to improve under Fisher.
While the SEC may seem like a constant favorite when it comes to attracting elite recruits, don't count out Florida State in this situation.
Now that they're back in the mix, things are going to get really interesting for Tunsil.
This isn't good news for for the Crimson Tide or Bulldogs.