South: Top Five Offensive Tackles

Laremy Tunsil is the top offensive tackle in the South and you can find out about him and the others right behind him right here.

South: Top Five Offensive Tackles
Hometown: Lake City, Fla.
High School: Columbia
Size: 6-6/282
Recruiting: Florida, Florida State, and Georgia are high on Tunsil's list early.
Scouting Report: Tunsil is the prototypical offensive tackle when you visualize an elite prospect at that position. He has the height, he has very long arms, he has great flexibility, and he plays very light on his feet. He is one that can pull from his tackle position, he is a strong drive blocker, and he has the frame to add another 30-40 pounds of good weight. He needs to work on his pass protection and continue to build up his strength.
Hometown: Prattville, Ala.
High School: Bishop Kenny
Size: 6-6/290
Recruiting: Committed to Florida State, but is still talking to other schools. Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, and USC are some he's hearing from.
Scouting Report: Golson is a very good offensive tackle on the high school level and he looks like he has a bright future ahead of him. He has a nice slide kick in pass coverage, he fires off the ball well in run situations, he has good agility, and he has very good bend. He needs to continue to develop physically, continue to get stronger, and drive guys off the ball more consistently. He has the frame to carry 320 pounds well.
Hometown: Lauderdale Lakes, Fla.
High School: Boyd Anderson
Size: 6-5/310
Recruiting: A lot of schools just want to see him this spring because he missed 2011 season due to academics. When they do, offers will come. FIU, Middle Tennessee, Texas Tech, and West Virginia have already offered.
Scouting Report: Jean-Felix looks the part and he has the ability to play up to those looks. He carries his weight extremely well, he has long arms, and he moves light on his feet. He has to get stronger, improve his overall technique, and just show he is more than a big athlete. He missed his junior season, so he will have a lot of eyes on him in 2012. The tools and ability is there.
Hometown: Dillon, S.C.
High School: Dillon
Size: 6-5/305
Recruiting: Committed to South Carolina.
Scouting Report: Park is a strong and powerful offensive lineman that can overpower defensive linemen on a high school level. That will be one of his strengths as he enters college. He has shown good balance, he is a good drive blocker that moves his feet, and he is strong in run blocking. He still needs to work on his pad level, bending a little better, and coming off the ball with more of a flat back. He could play tackle or guard.
Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.
High School: Carver
Size: 6-4/260
Recruiting: In-state schools Georgia and Georgia Tech have had Crooks on campus and he is high on both schools.
Scouting Report: Crooks is a very athletic offensive lineman with very good feet, great flexibility, and the ability to get off the ball quickly. He is still raw in terms of technique and he needs to really work on his hand placement, holding his blocks longer, and his balance when engaged with a defensive lineman. He is an athletic OL that can move in space, get to the second level, and pull. As his body matures, his game will too.

The Next Five: Jake Thomas (Columbus, Miss.), Christian Morris (Memphis, Tn.), Austin Sanders (Cleveland, Tn. - Tennessee Commitment), R.J. Prince (Albermarle, N.C.), and Devondre Seymour (Suwanee, Ga.).

Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
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