JT Tuimoloau Eastside Catholic Sammamish Washington

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JT Tuimoloau, a junior high school student at Eastside Catholic in Sammamish, Washington state, and is the number one defensive tackle in his home state and is one of the top draft prospects in the class of 2021. He is listed as 6 feet 4 1/2 inches in height and weighs in at 277 pounds.

J.T. Tuimoloau
JT Tuimoloau

Teams Recruiting JT Tuimoloau

For college football, J.T. Tuimoloau has 24 offers to play in a number of high caliber schools. The invites are as near as his home state and from universities as far as the Southeastern United States. The schools are:

  1. Alabama
  2. the Ohio State University
  3. Stanford
  4. USC
  5. Washington
  6. Arizona State
  7. Auburn
  8. Boise State
  9. Colorado
  10. Florida
  11. Michigan
  12. Nebraska
  13. Notre Dame
  14. Oklahoma
  15. Oregon
  16. Oregon State
  17. Penn State
  18. Tennessee
  19. Texas
  20. Texas A & M
  21. UCLA
  22. Utah
  23. Vanderbilt
  24. Wisconsin

J.T. Tuimoloau has given a warm reception to the invitations to play at Alabama, Ohio State, Stanford, USC, and Washington. But he has still one more year left in high school to decide.

Coaches in Pursuit

In the meantime, there are top notch coaches who are recruiting him personally, showing their interest in his services for the 2021 season:

  1. Jimmy Lake – Head Coach of the Washington Huskies, one of the teams J.T. Tuimoloau favors, is just starting his first year in this school. J.T. had visited the Seattle campus, and even though this school is in his home state, he might be jittery playing under the neophyte coach.
  2. Ryan Day – J.T. Tuimoloau is being recruited, in behalf of Head Coach Ryan Day, by Assistant Coach Larry Johnson to play for the Ohio State Buckeyes. Even though the Defensive Tackle position is already loaded in the team, J.T. is too good a prospect to not be sent an invitation. But his huge frame could augur well for the team’s other defense positions. Ohio State is the most favored team of J.T. Tuimoloau at the present due to its colorful history of Big Ten titles and journeys to the College Football Playoffs. J.T. might just be convinced to relocate from the northwest to the midwest.
  3. Clay Helton – Although USC is also on the preferred list of J.T. Tuimoloau, Head Coach Clay Helton should prove that the USC Trojans are of championship caliber before he decides in 2021. Helton’s coaching job is on the line right now, and the school’s recruiting woes are not making the future any brighter. Their commitments this year from quarterback Jake Garcia, outside linebacker Ma’a Gaoteote, and defensive tackle Jay Toia ranks them just 55th nationwide and tenth in the Pac-12.
  4. David Shaw – The Head Coach of the Stanford Cardinals is in a bind for the 2021 season when his team’s defensive line will be depleted and J.T. Tuimoloau will be a very welcome addition. His starting quarterback K.J. Costello transferred to Mississippi State on his last year of eligibility which gives Shaw a headache on how to improve on the team’s 21st place showing and third place in the Pac12. But the prospect of both a quality education and a football career at Stanford gave J.T. some serious thought to consider playing there.
  5. Nick Saban – The Head Coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide, together with his top caliber coaching staff, and the superb facilities of the university, is leading the most excellent football program in the
    country. Offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian and defensive coordinator Pete Golding invited J.T. Tuimoloau to Alabama’s school camp in 2018 and J.T. was impressed. J.T. could pull off a lot of
    playing time in his first three seasons if he decides to play for the school because the team is sorely lacking in juniors and seniors at the moment.
Ohio State recruiting: JT Tuimoloau latest, defensive class breakdown

JT Tuimoloau still has one school year to decide on where his heart is for college football. But drifting news puts the money on Ohio State due to the lasting impression on J.T. that the school has a long history of Big Ten wins and colorful history in the College Playoffs.

Ohio States 2021 Class

The Washington state native would look good for the midwest Ohio State Buckeyes because he would be joining a head turning 2021 class consisting of USA No. 2 DE Jack Sawyer and No. 4 DT Mike Hall. Not only them, but already with the team are Taron Vincent, also a no. 1 tackle when he arrived in 2018, and J.T. Tuimoloau will be playing again with fellow Eastsider four star wide receiver Gee Scott Jr. who just joined the Buckeyes this year.

Ohio State Defensive Back Jantzen Dunn from Bowling Green Kentucky

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Four star safety prospect Jantzen Dunn committed to the Ohio State University yesterday to add to their already outstanding 2021 class. The prospect from South Warren KY high school made the announcement on Twitter. Current Michigan State wide receiver CJ Hayes came out of South Warren.

Jantzen Dunn from Bowling Green Kentucky

A number of schools were pursing Dunn including Oklahoma, Tennessee, USC, Louisville, Miami, Ohio State and Georgia Tech. Reports had Dunn going to Oklahoma a week ago and then a sudden flip to Ohio State. Coach Lincoln Riley, Oklahoma, made a post on Twitter over the weekend indicating that Dunn was a done deal going to the Sooners. But Ohio State got into action shortly there-after and told Dunn that he was a top priority and he changed his mind.

The Jantzen Dunn Recruitment

Dunn made two visits to Columbus prior to his commitment. He came and watched the Penn State game in November when he did not have an offer (Ohio State beat the Nittany Lions 28-17). He returned again at the beginning of March when he did get a scholarship offer from Ryan Day. He did not make any visits to Oklahoma.

Dunn was recruited by Matt Barnes, OSU assistant secondary coach, and Kerry Coombs.

What Ohio State Gets in Jantzen Dunn

At 6’2” and 190lbs. Dunn recorded a 4.54 40 yard dash along with a 4.15 shuttle. He is ranked the 15th best athlete in the country and the 3rd best recruit in Kentucky. Last season he had 1 interception and 37 tackles. He played both safety and wide receiver.

He could play safety or corner back at the next level. Ohio State likes his versatility along with his long wing-span and ability to flip his hips quickly. He has great speed across the field and on a straight line. Many compare Dunn to current OSU d-back Ryan Watts, who was also headed to Oklahoma at one point in his recruitment. Both Dunn and Watts trained in Dallas at the True Buzz Athletics.

Jantzen Dunn Ultimate Highlights // Ohio State Commit // 2021 4⭐️ ATH South Warren Bowling Green, KY

The Ohio State 2021 Class Now

Ohio State now has 17 players in their 2021 class. It is considered the best class in the country at this time. There are 5 defensive backs in the class including Dunn, Jakailin Johnson from St Louis, Devonta Smith from Cincinnati, Andre Turrentine from Nashville, and Jaylen Johnson from La Salle Cincinnati. There could be one additional defensive back added before complete. The Buckeyes could be looking to add Kamar Wilcoxson, Denzel Burke, or Jaylin Davies.

Nashville TN Safety Andre Turrentine

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2021 Nashville TN Safety Andre Turrentine is a 6’0” 175 lbs. safety prospect from Ensworth Nashville TN had 23 scholarship offers including Alabama, LSU, Florida, Tennessee, Florida State and Georgia. He was recruited by Kerry Coombs and running backs coach Tony Alford. He is considered a 4 star recruit, the 6th best safety in the nation, and the third best in Tennessee.

Andre Turrentine

Andre Turrentine Commitment

He made his commitment to the Buckeyes on Twitter late last month. He has a number of teammates that are headed to the Volunteers next year. Turrentine took visits to Ohio State, Alabama, Tennessee, and LSU. He plans to make some additional visits to Ohio State once the NCAA allows.

Tony Alford is in charge of recruiting the Tennessee area for Ohio State. But Kerry Coombs and head coach Ryan Day also visited the high school before visits were not allowed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Ohio State loves what they have seen in Turrentine, his skills and versatility.

Kerry Coombs has done a great job recruiting after leaving the NFL to take the defensive coordinator spot with OSU.

Andre Turrentine: 4-star defensive back from Tennessee opens up decision to commit to Ohio State

What Andre Turrentine Brings

Turrentine put up 73 tackles last year with 10 catches at wide receiver and a couple of touchdowns. He will get more opportunities on offense this coming year but can play anywhere in the defensive backfield when he gets to Columbus. He is a lanky safety who plays fast and physical.

His coach at Ensworth, Matt Barnes, told reporters that Turrentine loves football and everything about football.

Ohio State 2021 Class

Ohio State’s 2021 class is the best in the country and continues to improve with each new highly rated recruit.

Recruits are taking a look at the defensive backs coming out of Ohio State and going to the NFL year after year and getting really excited about an offer to work with coach Coombs. The Buckeyes could still add another corner-back to the class before it is complete.

Oklahoma graduate transfer Running Back Trey Sermon

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Ohio State continues to win in recruiting even with face-to-face recruiting suspended. Trey Sermon came out on social media to state he is joining the Buckeyes in 2020. Sermon is a 6’0″ 215 lbs. running back. Since Sermon is a graduate transfer he is eligible immediately as the Buckeyes reload last success last year.

Sermon was not able to visit Columbus before his decision due to Covid 19 restrictions. Sermon wants to enroll in May in Columbus. He will have a bachelors in Human Resources from Oklahoma when he arrives.

Trey Sermon and Ohio State a Perfect Fit

Head Coach Ryan Day was active in the NCAA transfer portal this off-season looking for a running back as both scholarship running backs from last season, Marcus Crowley and Master Teague III, were injured during Spring camp. Teague is reported to have a season ending Achilles injury. Steele Chambers was the only healthy option at tailback for Ohio State this Spring. Another option, Miyan Williams arrives over the Summer from Winton Woods Cincinnati.

The need for a running back was evident when JK Dobbins left the program early for a professional career. He is expected to be the first running back selected in the 2020 NFL Draft.

Sermon is excited to finish his college career in Ohio, where he scored his first touchdown. He knows he has to compete for the job but has a good relationship with Tony Alford, who he was recruited by coming out of high school in Marietta Georgia.

Running Back Trey Sermon
Trey Sermon

What Trey Sermon Means to Ohio State

At Oklahoma, Sermon rushed for over 2075 yards and scored 25 times. Receiving, he had 391 yards. He would have had to beat out Kennedy Brooks and Rhamondre Stevenson in the fall with the Sooners if he had not transferred. Ohio State wanted someone from a power program, with experience, in a similar type of offense. Sermon is the perfect fit.

Sermon was sidelined last season with a knee injury. He has one more month of recovery before completely healthy.

Ohio State: What Trey Sermon addition means for Buckeyes

Ohio State is expected to compete for the 2020 National title once again with returning transfer Justin Fields at quarterback and all their off-season needs filled.

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NCAA Basketball Class of 2021 Prospect Logan Duncomb

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There has been a flourishing, potential laden big man crushing it in suburban Cincinnati, Ohio for Archbishop Moeller High School all season long. It appears he is on track to become a valuable member of a prominent school’s core when the 2021 NCAA season rolls around. What are the latest developments with Logan Duncomb in regards to his recruiting process, and what kind of talent could he turn out to be?

Logan Duncomb
Logan Duncomb Ohio State

Who is Logan Duncomb

Standing at 6’9″ and weighing in at 225 lbs., Logan Duncomb is an athletic, bruising center. According to 247sports.com he is currently the 80th ranked player nationally, 14th ranked center, and 3rd ranked player for the 2021 class from the state of Ohio. Duncomb has been making waves at Archbishop Moeller high, dominating in all the areas a traditional big man should.

A 4-star blue-chip recruit, Logan runs the floor well, is a solid passer for a front court player, and plays tenacious defense. He is extraordinarily skilled on the block with his back to the basket on the offensive end of the floor. Think a pint-size version of Rik Smits or Arvydas Sabonis. Duncomb’s mid-range jump shot is still developing, but he does have that in his arsenal to use occasionally.

What does Logan Duncomb have to offer?

For a center, he exhibits an innate amount of hustle and aggressiveness chasing down loose balls and creating deflections. Logan Duncomb is a hard-nosed, rough-neck force on the court when he needs to be. He fears no man out on the floor and has been known to set cringe-worthy picks that send defenders crashing to the floor.

Logan Duncomb Offers

He is currently considering a variety of high-profile DI programs. All of Wisconsin, Cincinnati, Indiana, Ohio State, Iowa, and Xavier are schools that interest him. Duncomb has received scholarship offers from each of those colleges, as well as Miami (OH) and Winthrop.

One of the best players in the state of Ohio for the class of 2021, Logan Duncomb is still relatively early in the recruitment process. He currently has only visited two colleges. Those two consist of Wisconsin and Indiana (both in late September of last year). The visit to Indiana was unofficial, however, while Wisconsin was an official visit.

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Logan Duncomb Crystal Ball

Based on a recent report from Tom Kakart of Hawkeye Report, my crystal ball projects Logan Duncomb to wind up signing on the dotted line to become an Iowa Hawkeye. It could happen quickly, as soon as the early period begins this fall if both parties are on the same page. If his comments following an early-season game last year are any indication, the likelihood of him committing to Iowa is a foregone conclusion.

“I consider myself a big Iowa fan.” he said. “I watching Iowa basketball growing up with my dad. The coaches were in touch with my coach for a while, so that’s how they first started. ” Duncomb said.”He (Iowa head coach Fran McCaffery) called me up and said that he liked what he saw from me and had also been watching film of me and mentioned how I had improved. He said my style fits the play of his program and offered me a scholarship. I was very thankful for the offer.”

It will be interesting to see what the future holds for the dynamic prospect. He is a talented and exciting player that will inevitably start popping up on other school’s radars. One thing’s for sure, Logan Duncomb is a star on the rise.

Information from 247sports.com was used in this article; comments courtesy of n.rivals.com

Update on Ohio State Four Star Running Back Evan Pryor

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Following the LSU Tigers’ triumphant victory over the Clemson
Tigers in the National Championship Game, it feels as though crickets
are singing on the NCAA recruitment scene. That is not the case for
the Ohio State Buckeye’s however, who fully intend on making a big
splash signing elite prospects for the 2021 class. What is the current
status report on four-star running back Evan Pryor?

Evan Pryor Scholarship Offers

Speedy one-cut running back Evan Pryor from Cornellius, NC and currently a sophomore at William Amos Hough high school, is a hot commodity among every division-1 powerhouse school you could imagine. He has already been offered scholarships to more than 30 schools, one of them just so happens to be Ohio State. Among his other suitors that have made official scholarship offers include but are not limited to; Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Duke, Florida, Florida State, Michigan, Mississippi State, Oregon, Penn State, Tennessee, UGA, UNC, University of Miami, Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech, and Virginia.

Evan Pryor Crystal Ball Prediction

According to 247sports.com, they have projected the Ohio State Buckeye’s to secure Evan Pryor ‘s commitment in 2021, to the tune of OSU with a 50% probability compared to a 50% probability forecast for the rest of the entire field at signing day. The Justin Fields led title game hopefuls, unfortunately, fell to the Clemson Tigers before reaching their ultimate goal. The gut-wrenching loss appears to have motivated Ohio State to do whatever it takes to stay in the title conversation for at least the next couple of seasons.

Ohio State Running Backs 2021

With star running back J.K. Dobbins declaring for the 2020 NFL Draft recently, the Buckeye’s are actually behind the proverbial eight ball in terms of who toats the rock next season. As Dobbins is projected by most reputable scouts as a potential superstar half-back when playing on Sunday’s, he isn’t expected to be taken later than early in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft. OSU will likely be leaning quite heavily on three-star recruit sophomore back Xavier Johnson to be their every-down back next
season.

Evan Pryor Letterman Row Interview

Waiting in the wings is explosive and incredibly sought after Evan Pryor , who sat down with Jeremy Birmingham of the Lettermen-Row to discuss the wild recruitment process he’s experienced thus far:

“After watching J.K. Dobbins these past few seasons, how do you see yourself fitting into the Buckeye’s offense? What do you feel like you would provide to Ohio State?” Birmingham asked.

“I can visualize myself fitting into the passing game, and how they utilize their backs. You know, I bring the versatility of someone you can split out wide or pick up blitzes. It’s something I can see myself doing.” Evan Pryor exclaimed.

“So, with all of these different teams aggressively recruiting you, I know it can be difficult. But when it’s nearing the time to make a decision, what is the dream scenario to make that announcement?”

“The dream scenario would be to choose my school and team at the end of the Mcdonald’s All-American game.” Evan Pryor deadpanned.

Evan Pryor, 4-star 2021 running back, on Buckeyes, Ohio State recruiting trip and relationships

Evan Pryor Visits

While OSU has been extremely active in obtaining elite prospects from the southeast region of late, they do have a lot of competition in terms of Evan Pryor . It was recently reported that Alabama head coach Nick Saban visited with his high school running back coach. In addition to that, he also has an unofficial visit scheduled with the University of Georgia on February 2nd. So to keep hopes alive for the No. 3 running back of the 2021 class being a Buckeye, fingers crossed.

Information from 247sports.com, oregonlive.com, landgrantholyland.com, and YouTube channel Birminology-Lettermen Row contributed to this report

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