It is a big recruiting weekend for Ohio Point out. All right, this complete thirty day period has featured massive recruiting weekends for the Buckeyes — and frankly, massive recruiting months — but this weekend might choose the cake.

The motive for that is this mid-June weekend features an official take a look at from 5-star defensive lineman J.T. Tuimoloau. The Sammamish, Washington native is not only the No. 1 defensive lineman in the 2021 class, but the prime over-all prospect from the cycle. Even though most of the 2021 prospective buyers previously committed and are on campus obtaining prepared for their freshman seasons, Tuimoloau reported early on he wished to just take his formal visits and waited the NCAA mandated lifeless time period out to do so.

As 247Sports nationwide recruiting editor Brandon Huffman wrote, “now the Buckeyes have their shot” at Tuimoloau.

Although he still has a few of visits however to acquire soon after coming to Columbus, Tuimoloau has extensive been a favourite to land with the Scarlet and Gray, with 100 percent of the Crystal Ball predictions forecasting him as a long term Ohio Point out defensive close.

If Tuimoloau does conclude up a Buckeye, he will be the greatest-rated defensive commit to do so. Dependent on the 247Sports Composite, Tuimoloau has a .9990 rating. Only a few Scarlet and Grey commits — 2022’s Quinn Ewers, Terrelle Pryor and Ted Ginn, who was mentioned as a cornerback but was a large receiver at Ohio State — ended up/are rated bigger.

This obtained Bucknuts contemplating about the most effective defensive players the Buckeyes have ever recruited. We seemed back again by means of the 247Athletics Composite databases to take a look at these leading defensive recruits that elected to occur to Ohio Condition.