Ohio State has made the top five for one of the best players in the 2021 recruiting class who hasn’t signed yet.

That player would be J.T. Tuimoloau, who’s the number one ranked player on 247Sports.

His top five consists of: Ohio State, Alabama, Oregon, USC, and Washington.

It looks like his intent was never to sign on early signing day, but instead to sign in February when National Signing Day is.

According to his 247Sports page, his 247Sports Composite ranking is 0.9990. He’s considered the best player in the state of Washington and the second-ranked defensive end in the nation.

The latest crystal ball predictions have Tuimoloau going to Ohio State but they’re not on the high end of confidence. The highest is at a number five (out of a scale of 10) though there should be more coming as we get closer to February.

If the Buckeyes are able to land Tuimoloau, it would make their 2021 class that much more vaunted.