COLUMBUS — The long-awaited Ohio State visit for 5-star 2021 prospect J.T. Tuimoloau has finally been rescheduled.
More than 14 months after a planned trip was cancelled last April, the 6-foot-5, 280-pound defensive lineman will officially visit the Buckeyes over the weekend of June 18-20. The date was confirmed by a Lettermen Row source and turns the focus finally from what if to what now?
What now ended up being exactly what the Tuimoloau camp has stated all along. There would be no recruiting decision made until official visits were made. The intention, as has been reported by Brandon Huffman of 247Sports.com, is to take five official visits to each of the star player’s final five schools. Alabama, USC, Oregon and Washington are all expecting to host him as well.
As those visits happen, there’s sure to be a series of emotional and ups and downs. Tuimoloau isn’t likely to make an emotional reaction during any one trip. He’s waited too long for these visits. His eventual commitment almost certainly comes only after each visit has been taken.
So the wait continues, but the end is now in sight for Ohio State and J.T. Tuimoloau.
Recruiting is just beginning for Ohio State when it comes to the Class of 2023 and the quarterback position though. With a busy June ahead, the Buckeyes are set to host dozens of top young players at the position as they try to find the right fit for their program. Ryan Day, Corey Dennis and the rest of the Ohio State coaches are looking for the most talented player they can find, but is there a need to try and find a player with a bit longer of a development arc?
Could the right model for the 2023 quarterback position be the guy who just beat the Buckeyes in the national title game?
Lettermen Row’s Jeremy Birmingham and Spencer Holbrook are discussing those topics and more in the latest episode of Talking Stuff, the recruiting podcast from Lettermen Row.
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