The nation’s No. 1 general recruit within the class of 2021 remains to be undecided.
JT Tuimoloau is a five-star, 6’4”, 275-pound defensive finish from Eastside Catholic Excessive College in Sammamish, Washington. On December 16, 2020, Tuimoloau named his final five schools in his recruitment process.
Alabama, Ohio State, USC, Washington and Oregon.
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Whereas it’s tough to compete and recruit towards Nick Saban, Ohio State’s annual dominance, USC touchdown Korey Foreman, and Washington being the closest college to Tuimoloau, by no means depend out Mario Cristobal.
In accordance with an article in Rivals.com, it seems like ought to Tuimoloau wish to “keep near house” within the Pacific Northwest, then his most well-liked vacation spot can be Oregon.
“There could possibly be some disagreement on this relying on who you discuss to, however the feeling across the five-star defensive finish J.T. Tuimoloau is that Oregon can be his spot if he decides to remain near house and Alabama would the vacation spot if he needs to go away the Pacific Northwest.”
Ought to Tuimoloau wish to keep near house and select the Geese over the Huskies, that will simply add one other layer into this already heated rivalry.
Whereas many “consultants” have the five-star prospect selecting Ohio State, that call would make sense as properly for not simply being one of many high applications within the nation and turning out NFL expertise, however certainly one of Tuimoloau’s former highschool teammates is presently a large receiver for the Buckeyes. That pull could possibly be sufficient as properly.
However one factor is for sure, Mario Cristobal has as soon as once more achieved an impressive job on the recruiting path. And simply think about a line of defense this upcoming season that includes Kayvon Thibodeaux on one finish and Tuimoloau (ought to he compete and win the beginning job) on the opposite?
Signing day is on Wednesday, February 3.