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.

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.

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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.

Donovan Jackson, Another Huge OL Commit For Ohio State

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Donovan Jackson

With more than a year left before the Buckeye recruiting class of 2021 plays their first game, it seems there have only been a few days between huge signings lately. Another top offensive lineman commits to the Buckeyes. (OL) Donovan Jackson made his verbal commitment to Ohio State public on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.

Jackson is ranked in the top ten of all offensive linemen nationally and a top ten overall player in the talent-heavy state of Texas. He currently attends Episcopal High School in Houston, Texas. He won the MVP at the opening’ over the summer and has been highly coveted by the OSU recruiting campaign.

Who Recruited Donovan Jackson

Offensive Line Coach Greg Studrawa built a strong relationship with Donovan leading up to his commitment. Donovan mentioned that they often joke but “Coach Stud” is serious with him when he needs to be.

The improvements the Buckeyes have made in their offensive line recruiting have been tremendous over the past few years. The success of running backs like J.K. Dobbins and what recent linemen units have been able to accomplish has made the program very attractive to the best big men coming out of high school.

The prime-time recruit has been offered by 29 FBS schools. In addition to his official visit to Ohio State this past April, Jackson also made visits to Texas and Texas A&M in March of 2019. Although this was a big decision for him, he stated that he learned everything about Ohio State he needed to, in order to make the correct choice. He did not want to go into his senior year of high school without making the commitment first.

Other schools that made offers include, Alabama, Baylor, Florida, Georgia, Houston, LSU, Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Stanford, Texas, Texas A&M, and Wisconsin. Jackson’s family has Ohio roots as his parents met at the University of Miami Ohio and his grandmother currently lives in Cincinnati.

Donovan Jackson: Top 100 Offensive Tackle goes in-depth on Ohio State commitment

Why Donovan Jackson Picked Ohio State

Donovan Jackson has also formed a great relationship with Ben Christman during this period, another highly recruited O-lineman from the state of Ohio. The two of them plan to continually work together to bring on some of the remaining elite linemen OSU is targeting in the class of 2021.

What brought Donovan Jackson to commit now? The Penn State game this past season played a huge role. Donovan understood how much was riding on the game and seeing the team’s performance was inspiring. The terms trust’ and brotherhood’ he heard mentioned while on campus resonated with him as well.

What Jackson Brings to OSU

Buckeye fans, Get excited. This young man is a 6’4” 295 lb beast who drives defenders into the ground once he gets his hands on them. He plays with a mean and nasty attitude between the whistles and is respectful and articulate off the field.

Coach Studrawa (OL) has shown outstanding progression in landing more and more elite o-line talent with every recruiting class. The philosophy seems to be position-less recruiting. OSU is now successful at recruiting the biggest, most intelligent and athletic big men, getting them on campus, and seeing where the pieces fit best in the unit.

Ohio States 2021 Class

This signing is major. Jackson along with Christman can potentially aid the commitments from the other top linemen recruits OSU is leading with like JC Latham (Bradenton, FL), Tristan Leigh (Fairfax, VA), and Jager Burton (Lexington, KY).

At this pace, Ohio State football could end up with 5 or 6 guys who are potential top 100 players, on one offensive line! Congratulations to Donovan Jackson, his family, and the Ohio State fans.

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