Ohio State has had the number one recruiting class for the class of 2021 for a long time. Now that ranking is in jeopardy.
Ohio State has had a whirlwind couple of days. First, the Big Ten canceled the season, and then they didn’t. Now they have lost a four-star recruit for the class of 2021. The Ohio State football program has seen some better days than these two.
Tunmise Adeleye out of IMG Academy in Florida announced his decision to de-commit from Ohio State on Twitter. He did not really specify a reason, and there could be many reasons for him to look for a new program, including what happened yesterday with the cancelation stuff.
Adeleye may have lost respect for the Big Ten in general after their extremely poor handling of this COVID situation. He may want to go to a program that isn’t affiliated with a conference that doesn’t seem to have any real leadership behind it.
He also could be leaving Ohio State because the Buckeyes are on the verge of landing another big commit. J.T. Tuimoloau has long been linked to the Buckeyes and is the second-best player in the country according to 247 Sports. Adding him would give Adeleye less playing time.
No matter what the reason is, his de-commitment drops Ohio State’s recruiting rankings. They have had a sizable lead for the number one class for a while now, but now it is only 18 points ahead of Alabama. It would be quite an upset to lose that ranking after all of the top players they have landed.