Ohio State target, 5-star DL for 2021, reportedly not expected to make college decision until spring
One of the best remaining prospects for the 2021 recruiting class and a target of Ohio State is reportedly not expected to make a decision anytime soon.
J.T. Tuimoloau is a five-star defensive line prospect out of Sammamish, Washington. According to the 247 Sports Composite Rankings, Tuimoloau is the No. 3 prospect nationally, the No. 2 SDE in the country, and the top player out of Washington for 2021.
Though Tuimoloau unveiled a list of top five schools in December and was expected to sign on National Signing Day, Brandon Huffman with 247 Sports reported Thursday morning that his final decision will likely be delayed until the spring. According to a conversation with Tuimoloau’s father, the decision will likely be on hold until April:
“J.T. will not be signing next Wednesday,” said his dad, Ponce Faletoi. “He won’t be making a decision until at least April. He still wants to take visits. Whether those are officials when the NCAA opens it up, or us going out and checking those schools out, he still wants to visit a few schools.”
“He wants to get out and see Alabama and Ohio State with us, just so we’re all comfortable,” said Ponce.
It certainly sounds like every school on his final five list is still in the mix, but those teams will be waiting a bit longer to find out Tuimoloau’s decision. His final five list is Alabama, Ohio State, Oregon, USC, and Washington.