One of the vital coveted gamers — and few remaining uncommitted gamers — within the 2021 school soccer recruiting class is ready to lastly make his school alternative this weekend. J.T. Tuimoloau, a five-star defensive lineman from Eastside Catholic in Sammamish, Washington, will make his dedication dwell Sunday at 4 p.m. ET on CBS Sports activities HQ. He is rated because the No. 3 total participant within the nation within the 247Sports Composite rankings and the No. 1 total participant in 247Sports’ rankings.
You possibly can watch Tuimoloau’s announcement dwell within the video on the prime of this web page, on the CBS Sports App or through your related system (Roku, Amazon Hearth, Apple TV).
As you’d count on of a participant who has waited as lengthy to make his resolution as Tuimoloau, he is saved issues near the vest in his recruitment. He did make some headlines in latest weeks, nevertheless, when he canceled a visit to Alabama. Tuimoloau took 4 official visits throughout June, hitting his home-state faculty Washington first earlier than making journeys to USC, Ohio State and Oregon.
Heading into the house stretch, each single Crystal Ball prediction for Tuimoloau at 247Sports is for Ohio State, however not one of the predictions are high-confidence picks. No one has an important learn on what Tuimoloau’s plans are, although 247Sports’ Ohio State author Invoice Kurelic mentioned final week that he’d be “completely shocked” if it is not Ohio State or Oregon.
This is the scouting report on Tuimoloau from 247Sports’ Brandon Huffman, who tasks Tuimoloau as a potential top-10 decide within the NFL Draft after school.
Highly effective, athletic and nimble, with room to nonetheless add vital weight on the subsequent stage. Has lined up on the sting, mixing with hand down whereas additionally standing up. Elite go rusher, who can combine a wide range of strikes with pure power to shed his blockers. Can drop into protection in opposition to operating backs, receivers and tight ends and has the athleticism and ball abilities to be a pressure in protection. Has even performed security. Might be a prime tight finish prospect if he targeted on offense, with pure pass-catching abilities, means to trace the ball and excessive level it and run after the catch. Additionally a high-major basketball participant, averaging almost a double-double in prep profession. As he continues so as to add weight and power, figures to be among the many elite pass-rushers on the subsequent stage. Initiatives as an instantaneous influence Energy 5-starter and a Prime Ten total draft decide.
Wherever Tuimoloau finally ends up, it appears like one faculty will likely be getting a game-changing late addition to its 2021 recruiting class.