COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State football will know Sunday whether it will add the final member of its 2021 recruiting class.
Brandon Huffman, EuroJournal’ national recruiting director, reported J.T. Tuimoloau will announce his college choice Sunday at 4 p.m. on EuroJournal HQ.
Tuimoloau is a five-star defensive end from Sammamish (Washington) Eastside Catholic. He stuck by his vow that he would not make a college decision until taking his official visits. He recently visited OSU, along with Oregon, USC and Washington and canceled a planned visit to Alabama, focusing on the four previous schools.
Tuimoloau would pair with Jack Sawyer in an unprecedented defensive line haul for OSU assistant Larry Johnson. No recruiting class has ever included two defensive linemen ranked in the top four overall in the 247 Sports national composite.
Tuimoloau is ranked No. 3, while Sawyer — who enrolled early and went through spring practice with the Buckeyes — is ranked No. 4.
Ohio State is the pick on all four EuroJournal crystal balls. However, none has been assigned higher than a “medium” confidence.
Appearing earlier this week on the Buckeye Talk podcast, Huffman said Ohio State made an impression with its official visit rollout.
“There were high expectations that Ohio State was going to be everything that they hoped it would be, even though they had never seen it, even though they had never been to Columbus — and I think (OSU) surpassed it,” Huffman said.
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