June 16, 2012

Trip left Tunsil smiling

Targets don't get any bigger than Columbia (Lake City, Fla.) offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil, both figuratively and literally.

The five star tackle arrived in Athens on Thursday night and was there until early evening on Saturday. Undoubtedly he received the "red carpet" treatment from the Georgia staff.

As luck would have it for the Bulldogs, Tunsil liked what he saw.

"I would give the visit a 10," said Tunsil. "It was a great visit."

In his two days on campus at UGA with his mother, Tunsil saw much of the campus, all of the athletic facilities, and toured the Rankin Smith Academic Center.

All of those activities plus spending time with Georgia coaches and players was enough to impress the one that will play a large role in his decision making process.

"Having my mom there was real cool," said Tunsil. "She is going to play a big role in my decision so it was great to have her there."

Tunsil was also accompanied by a high school coach and Columbia quarterback Jaycee Barber. Having those two present increased his comfort level and enhanced the experience.

"Having everyone there made the trip better," he said.

The highlight of the visit for the Rivals100 tackle was meeting and spending time with Georgia head coach Mark Richt. His mother also came away impressed.

"I really liked meeting with Coach Richt. He is a great guy and really down to earth. He is someone I can relate to," said Tunsil. "Oh my mom, she loved him."

It is unclear at this time when the Sunshine State star will make it back to the Classic City but if this trip has anything to do with it, he will be back sooner rather than later.

"I just had a great time and it was a real cool visit," he said. "UGA is a great place."

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