Star Ohio State defensive end JT Tuimoloau is locked in.

He and the rest of the Buckeyes squad face their most important challenge of their careers in just a few weeks, looking to topple a giant in No. 1 Georgia in the Peach Bowl, the CFP semifinal.

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On Thursday, Tuimoloau explained how he maintains the focus after being granted a 2nd chance following a stinging loss to Michigan at the end of the year.

“Everyone has kept my motivation on track. These boys have pushed me to go my hardest and bring the best out of me daily,” Tuimoloau said. “I know who we are as a team and what we can bring. We have to reiterate that the job is not finished.”

Tuimoloau has had an incredible season as a sophomore for the Buckeyes. He’s totaled 28 tackles with 3.5 sacks and 2 interceptions in just 9 games.

He looks to add to that on New Year’s Eve in Atlanta.