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2021 standouts list Ohio State among early leaders

The Buckeyes are still in the mix for a pair of the top prospects in the junior class.

2021 DE Tunmise Adeleye

Did you miss out on your Ohio State football recruiting fix over the weekend? Don’t worry! Land-Grant Holy Land is here to get you caught back up with some of the latest news surrounding the Buckeyes efforts on the trail.

Buckeyes make cut for Texas DE

Just a few weeks removed from making the trek from Katy, Texas, to Columbus to see what exactly Ryan Day, Larry Johnson and the rest of the staff at Ohio State are putting together with his own eyes, class of 2021 defensive end Tunmise Adeleye went to his Twitter page on Friday to release his current top-10 leader list.

Adeleye, the fourth strong-side defensive end, and 48th overall recruit in the 2021 class, per the 247Sports Composite Rankings, is still considering taking his talents to either OSU, Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, Florida, Miami, Michigan, Oklahoma, Texas A&M or Texas.

“Ohio State made the cut for its blend of great education, and the coaching staffs ability to develop elite defensive linemen. In addition coach Mattison has developed an amazing relationship with my family so far which helped them make the list as well,” Adeleye stated to Land-Grant Holy Land as to why Ohio State is still a contender for his commitment.

A pass rushing specialist, Adeleye has the size and speed Ohio State searches for in their players up front. A main factor for Katy High School, the four-star rated prospect racked up over 40 total tackles, and eight quarterback sacks last season as a sophomore.

4-star OL drops leaders

Adeleye wasn’t the only highly sought after class of 2021 prospect to name Ohio State among his leaders over the weekend.

On Saturday afternoon four-star offensive tackle Marcus Tate listed the Buckeyes in his top-10. Having their work cut out for them to get Tate up north for good, Florida, Miami, LSU, Georgia Tech, Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Auburn, and Oregon round out the programs still in the mix for the 6-foot-4, 326-pounder University School (FL) product.

Like Adeleye, Tate also finds his name listed among the best of the best when it comes to the class of 2021. Listed currently as the 14th offensive tackle, and the 120th overall prospect, the Fort Lauderdale native trimmed things down to 10 from well over 20 full ride scholarships from across the country.