GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Five-star offensive tackle prospect Laremy Tunsil (Lake City, Fla./Columbia) visited Florida on Saturday for junior day, and the 6-foot-6, 280-pound offensive tackle prospect said he enjoyed his visit to nearby Gainesville.
"It was awesome," Tunsil said. "I saw a lot of things that I haven't seen before at the University of Florida. I saw where the alligators are at. I saw a church. I saw the practice facilities. I saw the basketball court. I saw all of that stuff that I haven't seen before."
While on his visit Tunsil had a chance to speak with Florida head coach Will Muschamp.
"He basically said we need you," Tunsil said. "He said that they have a lot of talent there, but if they had me they would be complete."
Florida recently added new offensive line coach Tim Davis to the coaching staff to replace Frank Verducci. It was Tunsil's first opportunity to spend time with Davis.
"He's so energetic. I mean, he's never out of energy. He's out of control," Tunsil said. "I really like that about the new o-line coach."
Tunsil holds scholarship offers from just about every major program in the country, but said there are some schools that are starting to stand out.
"Florida, Georgia, LSU, Alabama and Michigan are all standing out to me right now, but I don't have a leader," Tunsil said. "With Florida, I like how I have a relationship with each coach and how they like to make you better. Georgia, I'd have to say that I have a great relationship with their coaches, and they like to make you better, too. I'll be visiting Georgia on March 3rd.
"With Alabama, I really don't have a relationship with all of their coaches. I just like the way they play and how they handle their offensive linemen. And with Michigan, I just like Darrell Funk coaches the offensive line. I watch Michigan games all the time, and I just like the way their line plays."
Tunsil played right tackle as a sophomore and left tackle as a junior, but he says his future is on the left side of the line.
"It's the blind side, you always have to protect the blind side," he said. "The left tackle always has to be quicker, and I think of myself as a quick offensive tackle. I have quick feet."
Tunsil said he is unsure if he will take any other visits this summer, and he said he will likely wait until national signing day to make a final decision.