Laremy Tunsil: Which SEC Power Benefits Most from 5-Star's Decision to Wait?
5-star offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil is apparently feeling very patient in regards to making a decision on where he will play college football, and that's a good thing because National Signing Day is still a long ways away.
Rusty Mansell of 247Sports is reporting that Tunsil wants to wait until National Signing Day, but that he does have two favorites:
Tunsil is in no hurry and again told 247Sports on Monday night that he will take his recruitment all the way to Signing Day.
In the meantime, two schools continue to stand out.
“I guess I can see myself playing at Georgia and Alabama," Tunsil said, "and that relationship with all the coaches, and I feel comfortable there."
Where will Tunsil end up?
Mansell does report that Tunsil wants to take visits to Georgia and Alabama obviously, but he also wants to check out LSU, Oregon and USC.
With all this time left between now and when he will decide, and with visits to three other outlier schools potentially happening, which of his two favorites will benefit from Tunil's decision to wait?
The advantage they'll have is that out of all the schools, they are the closest to the 5-star OT. Georgia is just a state up from Florida—as is Alabama but Athens is about two hours closer to Tunsil's hometown than Tuscaloosa is—and having more time to recruit him, more time for him to want to take an unofficial visit or two, and more time to prove that they are building a National Championship-caliber program will only help the Bulldogs.
Proximity plus time equals a very good equation for the Bulldogs.
If it came down to football, Alabama would be the right choice, and oftentimes quick recruiting decisions come down to just football.
That won't be the case with Tunsil though, and Georgia can definitely capitalize on the fact that he's willing to take time to look at the bigger picture.
Proximity plus time gives Georgia the advantage.
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