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Standout defensive tackle has Ohio State among leaders

There is some potential that another Army All-American could be heading the Buckeyes way.

Jay Tufele

Just like the last few years, the Ohio State class of 2017 is stacked. Currently holding pledges from Jerron Cage (Cincinnati/Winton Woods), and Haskell Garrett (Las Vegas, NV/Bishop Gorman), defensive tackle is one of the positions the Buckeyes are looking to stockpile talent.

On Saturday Urban Meyer and the rest of the Buckeye coaching staff learned they are still firmly in the mix for another one of the top senior lineman in the country.

Announcing his current leaders via his Twitter page on Saturday, Jay Tufele (South Jordan, UT / Bingham) named Ohio State, Michigan, Utah, USC, BYU, UCLA and Washington as the seven programs fighting for his commitment.

The 6-foot-3, 297-pound U.S. Army All-American, is considered the third defensive tackle, and 56th overall prospect in the class of 2017, according to the 247Sports Composite. Receiving over 20 full ride scholarship offers throughout the recruiting process, Notre Dame, Ole Miss and Oregon are among some of the other schools that gave Tufele a chance to suit up for their program.

So far this season, Tufele and his teammates are sitting undefeated at 6-0. Last year as a junior, he finished his campaign off with nearly 60 total tackles and 10.5 sacks for the 12-2 Bingham Miners.

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