Ohio State is once again atop the recruiting rankings for the class of 2021 after landing a four-star defensive tackle.
The Buckeyes have done a remarkable job recruiting in the era of the pandemic. They haven’t been able to host official visits or have anyone come and see campus. Despite that, they have been able to get commitments from some of the top players in the country.
Their latest get is four-star defensive tackle Tyleik Williams. Willimas is rated as the 10th-best player in the state of Virginia and the 5th-best defensive tackle in that state. His addition to the class of 2021 gives Ohio State the lead again in the recruiting rankings over Alabama.
Williams is a big guy, standing at 6’3 330. He has a really good first step and can explode to the ball with power. He is exactly the kind of guy the Buckeyes need in the middle. Williams would certainly be on the field when the Buckeyes send out their “rushmen” package.
Williams is now the second defensive tackle in this class, joining Mike Hall. Larry Johnson knows how to recruit his defensive linemen and has continued to do so with vigor. Johnson now has landed Willimas, Hall, and defensive end Jack Sawyer in this class.
This shouldn’t be the last defensive lineman to join Ohio State’s class either. They are still the favorite to land number two overall player J.T. Tuimoloau as well. If the Buckeyes do end up landing him, this might go down as the best class in the history of the program.
It will be interesting to see if Williams decides to enroll early or not. If he does, he might be able to get some action this Spring when the Big Ten plays their season.