Tunsil picks Ole Miss

National Signing Day started off great for Ole Miss and just kept getting better.

No. 7 overall prospect and top offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil committed to Ole Miss on Wednesday, adding fuel to the cruising Rebel recruiting train.

"It was all about relationships," Tunsil said.

Tunsil didn't visit Ole Miss until late in the process, but the trip left an impression on him.

"I didn't expect much, to be honest with you," Tunsil said. "But when I went down there, I saw a lot of things -- the campus, the fans, the atmosphere."

The announcement came just two hours after Robert Nkemdiche, Scout.com's No. 1 overall prospect, committed to Ole Miss.

"It's unbelievable," Rebels head coach Hugh Freeze said. "The guys in this room have done such a phenomenal job in building relationships with these guys."


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Ole Miss went 7-6 last season in Freeze's first year, up from 2-10 in 2011.

Tunsil, a five-star talent, was also considering Alabama and Georgia. Both school's recent string of strong results was a major factor in their consideration.

"It is hard to find many flaws in Tunsil’s game," Scout.com National Recruiting Analyst Chad Simmons said. "He has great length, he has good punch, he can play on that island at left tackle, and he has all the tools you look for in an elite offensive tackle."

Several other top players in the Ole Miss class have sent in their Letters of Intent as well, including four-star quarterbacks Ryan Buchanan and Devante Kincade and four-star running back Jordan Wilkins.

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