Ohio State 21 WA DE (SR) - J.T. Tuimoloau ('23 First Team All-BIG, '22 First Team All-BIG)

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    STRONGSIDE DEFENSIVE END
    6'4''|275 LBS
    CLASS OF 2021

    Ohio State has offered.
     
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    Thick, sturdy athlete with a powerful lower half and a frame that will add mass easily on the college level. Operates primarily as an edge defender in high school but frame allows the possibility to kick inside as he continues to mature. Extremely unique talent in terms of versatility. Anchors effectively against the run and shows the ability to set the edge. Uses hands and length to keep blockers away from his body and is active shedding and chasing. Strong pass-rusher even with limited technique. Shows rare ability to play in space given his size. Can drop into coverage and understand pass concepts. Runs well downfield and has athleticism and ball skills to be a top tier tight end. Validates athleticism on the basketball court where he is a Division I prospect if he pursued it. Needs to continue to refine technique and show some polish as a pass rusher. Projects as an immediate power five impact player and has the upside to be drafted in the top ten overall.
     
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    This seems to be trending Ohio State's way...........

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    This would be a monster get. Hopefully we can get him.
     
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    Trending our way..........
     
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    I would also add that this one could go all the way to signing day.............pulling a kid from the west coast is never easy but Ohio State has a great relationship with Tuimoloau..........
     
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    TUIMOLOAU REMAINING PATIENT IN RECRUITING
    When Ohio State was in the middle of its scorching-hot recruiting run in March and April, it seemed like any top-50 or top-100 recruits were rumored to potentially be joining the Buckeyes’ 2021 class at any moment. That’s the type of momentum they had.

    The biggest fish whose name was circulated as leaning toward Ohio State was five-star Eastside Catholic (Wash.) High School defensive end J.T. Tuimoloau, the No. 2 overall player in the country who was actually listed as a defensive tackle at the time that speculation picked up.

    Once that momentum subsided a bit, however, the reality set in that the 6-foot-4.5, 280-pounder was going to wait a long time to make a decision, possibly taking his recruitment all the way until February’s National Signing Day.

    Tuimoloau does not talk about his recruitment with many media members except for 247Sports national recruiting analyst Brandon Huffman, who is based in Seattle, and Huffman has been reporting for a while that he thought it would be a February decision for the Sammamish star – one who is friends with former Eastside Catholic teammate and current Buckeye receiver Gee Scott Jr.

    That appears to still be the case for Tuimoloau, whose head coach, Dominic Daste, told Cleveland.com that Tuimoloau is continuing to remaining completely patient with his college decision until the recruiting dead period is lifted and visits are allowed again:

    “J.T.‘s a really mature guy, and how many uniforms you have and all that kind of stuff is fun for him,” Daste told cleveland.com. “But I don’t think it’s by far any stretch of the imagination what’s important to him. He obviously wants to have an outstanding football career and maximize his athletic ability, but he also wants to be a businessman and wants to do some things whenever football’s done. He’s trying to figure out which place is best for him in terms of that.”

    As a supplement to that, on a YouTube highlight video released on Tuesday that showcased the ridiculous athleticism Tuimoloau possesses, Tuimoloau not only produced some slick snags, he also discussed his recruitment very briefly.

    He said that he was likely to wait until 2021 to make a decision, and at the very least, he would be waiting until “late” in the process to decide, which further backs up Huffman’s thoughts on the situation.
     
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    JT is a kid who will most likely wait until February for a decision...........I still like Buckeyes in this one.....
     

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