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Okay guys this is part 2 of our recruiting target profile. We are trying to get more out but with all the nuggets and great job of the staff we are just kinda taking our time. In this thread this will be a breakdown of BAMAMANAGER and myself. This should be everything the average fan and recruiting fan would need to know about Laremy Tunsil 5star OT. We will continue to choose BAMAs top targets until we run out of time.
BamaBornDukie had to bow out of the feature for the time being so we are looking for a 3rd evaluator. If you want to join in PM us. Hoping BBD comes back soon.
As always we like suggestions and if you see anything we missed please add on or PM us suggestions
Tunsil’s athleticism are what immediately screams out to me when watching him, he’s 6’6” and 295 pounds and really moves like a defensive guy.
Those observations led me to pull up some measurable and given his height and size really do impress. 5.12 forty yard dash; 4.61 shuttle, and a 27.7 vertical…that’s really moving a lot of mass well.
You look at Tunsil from a size perspective and its all looks like good weight and his frame would suggest he could and will handle 20-30 pounds of muscle. In saying this I think he’ll benefit greatly from time in a college strength and conditioning program (hopefully Cochran’s) and that will give him more upper and lower body strength.
Quick attributes that are impressive above what I mentioned above are as follows:
1. Good to great feet – he does a good job in both pass and run blocking, keeping a good base; not a lot of wasted steps.
2. Great length – he doesn’t seem to have arms quite as long as Cyko, but his build is very similar.
3. Shows good use of his hands & arms in both run & pass blocking.
4. Again, athleticism, for a guy his size it is off the charts…ever see a pulling tackle ? Watch his film, LC Columbia actually pulls Tunsil often & he has no problems getting & staying out in front on those leads.
5. Aggressive at the point of attack & doesn’t let up or give up on blocks
Comparatively, you have to compare him to Cyrus K, although he doesn’t currently have that mass, but as I mentioned he can and should add muscle mass/weight once he gets into a college program.
I think Tunsil’s demeanor make him a perfect fit for Alabama. He is a man of few words and is discrete in his choice of them…I’m a Bama homer so I think he’s a better fit at Bama than UGA, & I believe Saban’s/Bama’s no-nonsense approach to recruiting are going to win out in the end. I have no doubt Tunsil understands what we believe he can accomplish and have placed the ability to achieve his goals squarely in his possession…no sales job there, just the facts…55%(Bama)/45%(UGA).
- After watching film on this kid it is very simple to me, he is dominant at every phase. Here are some points that make him one of the best OT in the nation for 2013
*Flexing and mobility- OT need to be flexible in order to keep their leverage against faster smaller DE's. Well Laremy is very flexible. That will help him control the bullrushes and help with sliding DE's and Jacks to the spot they are designed to be moved
*Upper Body and Lower Body- Probably the biggest thing about rating OT or even OGs for that matter to me is how strong they are at the point of attack. Laremy simply can out power his opponent. He has AMAZING arm extension and then the lower body strength to drive the defender. This is where his flexible frame and explosivness come together to make him the #1 OT in the nation.
*Pass Protection- Generally highschool players and even college players are much better at one or the other EX: A young DJ Fluker. Laremy is a little better in rush blocking but that is simply because he doesnt have to pass protect much. Most all the film I have seen, the drive and drags are all going left. Exactly where you would want to run when you have a DOMINANT offensive line player. I have no problems with his pass protection because his feet are quick and he has a very good backstep and drag.He also keeps his balance EXTREMELY well, guy is a flat out stud.
Player most comparable to***** IMO is Duane Brown from the Houston Texans. Guy simply controls his defender and never lets go until the right time. The stretch plays that Arian Foster has so much success at are really because of his great OT and great Guard play. I think Tunsil could be this good one day which is saying ALOT!
Prediction**** Alabama and the reason I am saying this is because I think our recent success and the draft this year will make him go over the edge for Bama. UGA is probably leading right now because he loves the staff and REALLY loves the campus and the fans are 100% on him about coming. In the end when the line needs to be signed Laremy is a smart kid and knows his NFL future would be far more advanced with BAMA. Bama 60% right now and will go up closer to signing day.
Week 1 Feature Vonn Bell:
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Rivals says that Columbia High School's Laremy Tunsil reminds them of OT D'Brickashaw Ferguson from the New York Jets. If that's the case, the Jets may want to start keeping on eye on this kid to to give Sanchez or Tebow or whomever ends up playing behind Center some time to operate. This kid can move the pile. Stay tuned to see where he ends up on Signing Day.
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Great feature guys thanks.
for some reason i really just dont feel good about our chances here. Hopefully i am wrong (like i usually am).
Great feature nonetheless
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