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Ohio State out for Tywone Malone, still in for J.T. Tuimoloau

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Tywone Malone is turning his attention elsewhere -- and so is Ohio State. (Birm/Lettermen Row)

Ohio State Football Recruiting

Ohio State out for Tywone Malone, still in for J.T. Tuimoloau

COLUMBUS — After months of relative calm, things are once again getting interesting for Ohio State on the recruiting trail.

On Saturday, the Buckeyes added commitment No. 20 and increased what’s proving to be an insurmountable lead as the Big Ten’s best class when rising offensive tackle Zen Michalski picked Ohio State over Penn State, Florida State and Louisville.

With three offensive linemen committed now, the Buckeyes will turn their focus once more to 5-star offensive lineman Tristan Leigh, who is attempting to make a late October visit that could be pivotal for Ohio State’s ultimate chances at landing him. Are there any other players on the board for the Buckeyes on the offensive line if Leigh ends up at LSU or Oklahoma as many recruiting analysts believe he will? How important is it that Leigh and his family make their way to the Buckeyes Bash being organized by Jack Sawyer, TreVeyon Henderson and the Ohio State recruiting class?

Lettermen Row’s Jeremy Birmingham and Spencer Holbrook break down what the recruitment of Leigh and go over the recent top schools lists released by big-time defensive tackles Tywone Malone and J.T. Tuimoloau, specifically discussing why Malone dropped the Buckeyes from contention. There’s also an updated, quick-hitter version of everyone’s favorite recruiting game: In or Out.

Ohio State’s efforts to wrap up the country’s No. 1-ranked recruiting class are drawing to a close, and Ryan Day’s program will need to land a few of the country’s best remaining prospects to do it.

Those are just a few of the items discussed on this week’s Talking Stuff: The Ohio State Recruiting Podcast. As usual, it’s all brought to you by the folks at Byers Auto, the best place to buy a new or used car in Central Ohio.

Talking Stuff: The Ohio State Recruiting Podcast is also available on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher and Google Play.
Birm

Birm is Lettermen Row's Director of Recruiting and the site's primary Ohio State sports photographer. A Toledo, Ohio native, Jeremy has been in similar roles for elevenwarriors.com and Landof10.com and has been covering the Buckeyes for seven years.