A few months after 4-star defensive end Tunmise Adeleye committed to Ohio State, he’s decided to reopen his recruitment.

On Tuesday, Adeleye announced on Twitter that he has decommitted from Ohio State and will begin considering all options again. He had initially committed to the Buckeyes back in April, becoming a high-ranking member of the Bucks’ top overall class nationally.

“First and foremost I would like to thank Coach [Larry] Johnson and the rest of the Ohio State staff for taking me in as one of their own since the day I committed,” Adeleye wrote. “The opportunity to play at Ohio State has always been a dream of mine, and I can’t thank the staff enough for believing in my abilities and rewarding me with a scholarship offer. This experience has been nothing but a good one, and I have nothing but love for Coach Johnson on my end.

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“However, with that being said, I feel it’s best for me to de-commit from Ohio State at this time. The decision to attend a university is a life altering one and I believe it’s in my best interest to sit back and carefully re-evaluate all options at hand.”


Adeleye is ranked as the No. 30 overall prospect in the 2021 class and is the No. 4 strong-side defensive end, according to 247Sports. He has held offers from several major programs, including Florida, Alabama and Texas A&M, among many others.

Over the last two seasons at the high school level, Adeleye has piled up 20 tackles for loss, 12 sacks, forced a fumble and recorded a safety. In total, he’s registered 109 tackles.

With his decommitment, Ohio State is now down to 18 pledges in the 2021 recruiting class. The Buckeyes still sit atop the rankings, however.