Dean Legge: It looks like Georgia is in good shape, but it is going against a program in Florida State that has a couple of advantages – the Noles are closer to home and have had the back of getting big-name players on Signing Day. What does Georgia need to do to hold off Florida State?
Chad Simmons: There is nothing Georgia can do that they are not already doing. They are not only recruiting Laremy, but they are recruiting the family, which is very crucial here as it is for a few top prospects in 2013. They have stayed in constant contact, they have answered all his questions, they have been very upfront with Laremy and his mother, and they have showed him all they had to offer in Athens. Georgia has done about as good of a job as they could to this point and the final in-home visit with Mark Richt next week will be big.
Dean Legge: Recruiting on the offensive line has never been something Georgia has been a force at. But if you look at 2012 and 2013 combined, the Bulldogs have the ability to sign arguably the top offensive lineman in the country two seasons in a row. Is this a turn around, and if so, what is the explanation?
Chad Simmons: I wouldn't say it is a turnaround, but they would be going in the right direction if they can sign Tunsil in 2013 after landing John Theus in 2012. You need more than two OLs to be successful, but if you can have a pair of tackles like Thues and Tunsil anchoring your OL for the next 2-3 years, then you are going to be better up front. Georgia has struggled some in the offensive line recruiting department, and if you can sign two elite tackles in back-to-back years, you are building right for the future. Will Friend has done an excellent job recruiting and coaching offensive linemen so far in his young career at Georgia.
Dean Legge: Georgia has had its official visit with Tunsil, now it will wait. What do the Bulldogs need to do over the next two weeks to make sure Tunsil signs with them and no one else?
Chad Simmons: They need to get Tunsil's cell phone turned off, move him and his family to someone undisclosed, and make sure the only papers he has on February 6th is the letter of intent from Georgia. There is no secret here to get Tunsil in the end. Recruiting is a marathon, not a sprint, and Georgia trained well for this one because they have arguably been leading or near the top for over a year in this race. Georgia is in a great place two weeks prior to signing day, but it is not over until it is over. Georgia has to have that killer instinct, make sure all questions have been answered, and close strong here.