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In one of the most closely followed recruitments in recent memory J.T. Tuimoloau set off some early fireworks this Independence Day after choosing Ohio State over Oregon, USC, and Washington.
Tuimoloau is the number-one prospect available in the 2021 class according to 247 Sports, and his commitment closes the book for the rising freshman. Despite being forecasted to Ohio State since summer 2020, a late surge by Oregon made Buckeye Nation sweat the decision out to the last second.
While it’s unclear how quickly Tuimoloau will find his groove in Columbus, his presence provides Larry Johnson with yet another man to plug into what looks like a stacked defensive line rotation.