Outside Linebacker Raesjon Davis Visits Columbus Ohio

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Top linebacker recruit Raesjon Davis visited Ohio State this past weekend to take a look at the campus and facilities, although the family was not allowed to meet with the coaching staff. The staff has been very active trying to lure Davis to Columbus for 2021 in a class that ranked 2nd in the country (behind Alabama) but only contains one linebacker, Reid Carrico. Davis is considered a 4 star recruit, the 4th best outside linebacker nationally, and the 4th best overall recruit from California.

Raesjon Davis

Raesjon Davis Crystal Ball

Most experts are predicting Davis will commit to The University of Southern California when the late signing period ends. He has over 23 offers with schools such as LSU, Oregon, Auburn and Ohio State showing interest. For a long-time considered an LSU commit, he recently has opened up his recruitment. There are two weeks remaining to decide before the February signing period ends on February 3rd. Ohio State hopes to finish strong on two remaining prospects.

Raesjon Davis Excited

At 6’1” and 215 lbs., he has great size and speed. He came to Columbus with his parents for the weekend visit. He seemed pretty excited about Ohio State after the visit and is considering returning soon. If Davis does return to Ohio before the final signing day, then the contest between USC and OSU would be considered minimal.

Ohio State is assumed to be the lead program for 5 star defensive end JT Tuimoloau from Washington. Most 2021 recruits have signed and enrolled already for Ohio State.

Jaheim Singletary 2022 Cornerback for Ohio State

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Robert E Lee Jackson Florida corner-back Jaheim Singletary committed to play football at Ohio State in 2022 the day after the Buckeyes took down Clemson in the Sugar Bowl in dramatic fashion (49-28). The 5 star prospect is considered the 5th best corner in the country for the class and the 2nd best overall prospect in Florida. Tony Alford and Kerry Coombs recruited Singletary for Ohio State who just signed a 2nd best 2021 class with 6 defensive backs to replace the depth that has left for the NFL year-after-year.

Jaheim Singletary
Jaheim Singletary

What Singletary Offers Ohio State

Considered a big corner at 6’1” 170lbs and a 74” wingspan. Can cover a side of the field at the high school level. As a junior he had 3 interceptions and 6 defended passes while be thrown away from often. He had 8 interceptions as a freshman. Has the potential to be a first round draft pick according to many scouts.

He had offers from Clemson, Auburn, Georgia and Florida among many others but was considered a lock for the Buckeyes since early December. He is the big corner that coach Coombs is always looking to recruit. Shawn Wade, another corner from Jacksonville, is similar in talent and size, started in the slot and then moved to the outside position later in his career.

What Jaheim Singletary Liked at OSU

Singletary liked what the coaches at Ohio State had to offer their players, the culture and the chance to get to the professional league. Coach Alford was very real, coach Coombs brought the energy and Ryan Day was relentless, calling everyday during the recruitment.

Ohio State 2022 Class

Singletary becomes the 10th member of the class which includes the #1 quarterback in Quinn Ewers and five star wide receiver Caleb Burton among other top prospects. The 2022 class at OSU is currently considered the best in the country.

Jaheim Singletary: Analyzing commitment of 5-star 2022 cornerback to Ohio State

Tight End Benji Gosnell From Pilot Mountain North Carolina

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Ohio State picked up a 2022 tight end commit this week in Pilot Mountain East Surry prospect Benji Gosnell. The 6’4” 225 lbs. 4 star player is considered the 11th best tight end in the nation for 2022 and the 9th best player overall in North Carolina. He was recruited by assistant coach Kevin Wilson for the Buckeyes and had offers from 18 schools including Florida, Duke, Arkansas, North Carolina (he has a brother currently playing for the Tar Heels) and Penn State. His current coach (Lowman) is friends with coach Wilson since growing up in the same area.

Benji Gosnell
Benji Gosnell

Why Ohio State?

Gosnell decided on joining Ohio State after watching the Buckeyes beat Penn State on Saturday. He liked what he saw in the way Ohio State utilized their tight ends in the game. And he felt Luke Farrell and Jeremy Ruckert were complete players with their ability to block and catch. That is something he wants for his college development, to become a complete tight end.

Last season Gosnell went 422 yards on 25 catches along with 5 touchdowns.

Benji Gosnell Visits

Gosnell has been unable to make visits to campus but has been on virtual tours with the coaches. Ryan Day played a big part in getting him to join the class, taking regular texts and explaining everything OSU had to offer.

Ohio State 2022 Class

Ohio State’s 2022 class now has two tight ends in Gosnell and Bennett Christian in addition to linebackers Gabe Powers and CJ Hicks, offensive tackle Tegra Tshabola, and defensive backs Dasan McCullough and Jyaire Brown. The class is currently ranked the best in the country.

Benji Gosnell: 4-star tight end commits to Ohio State

Bennett Christian : All You Need To Know

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Allatoona High School’s Bennett Christian has mentioned his interest in Ohio State football and recently committed to the Buckeyes. Among the Buckeyes, other schools that he has expressed interest in are Penn State and Tennessee. Penn State is, however, out of the list after they recently accepted a commitment from a Holden State four-star tight end. In a recent statement, Bennett mentions Ohio State as a winning program. It is one of those schools that will boost his career and offer him an opportunity to win a national championship.

Bennett Christian
Bennett Christian #87

It is not only for the winning record that he has shown interest in Ohio State but also for the incredible coaching staff. He mentions notably Coach Kevin Wilson.

Together with his dad, Bill Christian, a former Tennessee player, they visited the campus to look at everything. In a virtual meeting with the coaches, he placed everything into perspective and mapped it all. Ohio State becomes the third school for him to visit, including Tennessee and Georgia Tech.

Christian’s recruitment journey hasn’t ended; he is yet to make a decision and announce it on Instagram Live on September 1st.

Who is Bennett Christian?

Christian Bennett, a 6-foot-5, 225-pound tight end who hails from Acworth, Georgia. He does not have a composite ranking yet, but 247 Sports and Rivals rates him as a three-star prospect for 2022 legacy. He’s also ranked number 18 nationally among tight ends. Bennett takes after his father, who played defensive tackle for Johnny Mayors in 1977 and 1979.

His versatility, ability to block and catch, is what attracts Ohio State coach Wilson. He can play a different linebacker position, a feature that is putting him on a prospective edge to recruiters. He appreciates the fact that he can do it all.

At the moment there are no Rivals Future Cast but 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions for Christian Bennett have him going to the Buckeyes in 2022.

Ohio State Football Class

Ohio State is ranked no.2 in AP poll behind LSU, despite having its season postponed. It is expected to recruit two tight ends in the 2022 class if all goes well. There are currently 5 verbal commitments including Gabe Powers, Dasan McCullough, CJ Hicks, Tegra Tshabola, and Jyaire Brown.

Their 2020 class had five start recruits, including wide receiver Julian Fleming, offensive tackle Paris Johnson, and receiver Jaxon Smith.

The Buckeyes witnessed a productive tight end join the team with Jeremy Ruckert in their last season. Jeremy caught 14 passes and scored the first touchdowns.

Christian has not confirmed his commitment yet, but he is a face that could take up the future of Buckeyes. It is thus a wait for Ohio State.

Bennett Christian closing in on choice, talks Ohio State visit

Conclusion

The tight end is the focus of most players. Jeremy Pruitt, for instance, has his eyes on it after not making any commitment for 2020. Aside from Christian, there are three other players in the same position for 2021; Roc Taylor, Jaylen Wright, and Hudson Wolfe.

Bennett Christian Commitment

Ohio State got their sixth member of the 2022 recruiting class at the end of August 2020 when Christian verbally decided to be a Buckeye. Although his family has a history with Tennessee, Christian chose OSU for his college destination. He visited Columbus two weeks before his commitment which led to his final decision. His strong relationship with the coaching staff, including tight-ends coach Kevin Wilson, was a strong pull for the Georgia product.

Troy Stellato Fort Lauderdale Wide Receiver Going to Clemson

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If you’re an Ohio State fan and didn’t know already, Troy Stellato is going to Clemson in 2021 to play wide receiver. Stellato was down to Ohio State and Clemson and yesterday went with the Tigers over the Buckeyes. Tyler Grisham recruited him for Clemson while Brian Hartline was recruiting him for OSU.

Tyler Grisham was brought into the program at Clemson during the recruitment of Stellato after prior wide receivers coach Jeff Scott left for a position with the Southern Florida Bulls.

Troy Stellato
Troy Stellato

What Troy Stellato Offers

Stellato is a lean receiver who could bulk up over time but extremely quick running a 4.42 in February. Plays the slot at Cardinal Gibbons which gives him space off the line and linebacker coverage. Great hands and can make moves in the open field. Cardinal Gibbons went 10-3 in 2019 with Stellato active for his junior year.

Stellato had over 40 offers from college programs but had reduced his list down to Ohio State and Clemson. Standing at 6 feet tall and 175 pounds, he had over 700 yards in two consistent seasons in Southern Florida. Having 9 touchdowns last season and his great speed performance brought on the recruits this past year.

Visits for Troy Stellato

Stellato was able to make a visit to Ohio State after receiving an offer and those trips along with an early offer put Ohio Sate in the drivers seat. He was unable to visit too many other programs due to the NCAA restrictions on visits due to the corona-virus pandemic. But he did visit Clemson in November and again in March which solidified his interest.

Clemson Tiger 2021 Recruiting Class

Ohio State still has the top recruiting class in the country for 2021 with 19 recruits. With the addition of Stellato, Clemson climbs into the 2nd place slot with 14 players in the fold. The Tigers now have three wide receivers in the class including Dacari Collins, Beaux Collins, and Stellato.

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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.

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