Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy four-star defensive end Tunmise Adeleye announced on Tuesday that he will be decommitting from Ohio State to “sit back and carefully re-evaluate all options at hand.”
— 🎲 (@TunmiseAdeleye) August 11, 2020
“First and foremost I would like to thank Coach Johnson, and the rest of the Ohio State staff for taking me in as one of their own since the day I committed. The opportunity to play at Ohio State has always been a dream of mine, and I can’t thank the staff enough for believing in my abilities and rewarding me with a scholarship offer. This experience has been nothing but a good one, and I have nothing but love for Coach Johnson on my end,” Adeleye wrote in the tweet. “However with that being said I feel it’s best for me to decommit from Ohio State at this time. The decision to attend a university is a life-altering one and I believe it’s in my best interest to sit back carefully re-evaluate all options at hand.”
Adeleye is ranked as the No. 30 overall prospect and fourth-best strong-side defensive end in the 2021 class, and had committed to the Buckeyes back on April 15. His departure leaves just two current commits on the defensive line in 2021: five-star defensive end Jack Sawyer and four-star defensive tackle Mike Hall.
Prior to his commitment to Ohio State, Adeleye had crystal ball predictions to three different schools: Oklahoma, Texas and Alabama, with just the Sooners having multiple predictions with two.
Adeleye, who is listed at 6-3, 245 pounds, was compared to DeMarcus Walker on the Denver Broncos by 247Sports analyst Gabe Brooks.
“Athletically built defensive lineman with thick core and thin ankles. Played junior year around 265 but has since dropped 20-25 pounds. Possesses adequate to above average height. No verified wingspan but looks long on the hoof. Frame potential allows for possible multi-position fit in varied schemes,” Brooks wrote. “Flashes impressive strength at the point of attack. A bull in the phone booth who can drive offensive linemen into the pocket and stalemate double teams. Shows power to punch and shed in the run game. O-linemen must respect his swim move vs. pass or run. Plays with good pad level and leverage. Strong tackler and pursues well. Improved explosiveness as a junior.”
Ohio State now has 18 commitments in 2021 and still holds the top recruiting class in the country.
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