Tide Still In The Mix For Top 2021 Prospect
Alabama Football has the highest rated recruiting class in the history of college football, and the Crimson Tide 2021 class could get even stronger in the next few months.
6-foot-4 277 pound defensive end J.T Tuimoloau is the top overall prospect in the 2021class according to 24/7Sports.
Tuimoloau met with Alabama his sophomore year and Pete Golding would be lucky to have him paired alongside freshman standout Will Anderson
On early signing day Tuimoloau narrowed down his final five schools to Alabama, Ohio State, Oregon, USC, and Washington.
The Ohio State Buckeyes were the presumed favorites to land Tuimoloau on national signing day, but now it appears as if the Sammamish, WA product wont be signing until late spring.
In an interview with 247/Sports Brandon Huffman, Tuimoloau's father Ponce Faletoi spoke about his sons recruitment process.
"J.T. will not be signing next Wednesday, he won't be making a decision until at least April. He still wants to take visits. Whether those are officials when the NCAA opens it up, or us going out and checking those schools out, he still wants to visit a few schools.", said Faletoi.
The Buckeyes have a rich history of landing and developing big time defensive line recruits, Nick Bosa, Joey Bosa, and Chase Young were all picked very high in the NFL Draft.
Despite being the favorite, Tuimoloau has yet to even step foot on the campus of OSU, which leaves the door open for the 2021 college football champions.
With the recent success of Tua Tagovailoa, Tuimoloau could be the next great Polynesian player at the University of Alabama.
2021 Alabama Crimson Tide Recruiting Class Signees