On Saturday, Fairfax (Va.) Robinson Secondary five-star offensive tackle Tristan Leigh put Ohio State in his top 15 schools, along with Alabama, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Maryland, Miami (Fla.), Oklahoma, Penn State, UCF, USC, Virginia and Virginia Tech.
— Tristan Leigh (@Leigh71Tristan) May 9, 2020
Leigh currently ranks as the No. 13 overall prospect in the 2021 class according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings. He also is considered the second-best recruit from the state of Virginia and the third-best offensive tackle in the class.
There are six crystal ball predictions for Leigh, who is listed at 6-6, 285 pounds. Three of those predictions are for Clemson, while there is one each for Virginia Tech and Penn State, and another listed as undecided.
Barton Simmons, director of scouting at 247Sports, compared Leigh to Atlanta Falcons tackle Ty Sambrailo.
“Athletic, long-armed offensive line frame that will add mass quickly on the next level. Plays with good pad level. Nasty, blue collar, effort player. Doesn’t pass block much in HS but has shown in a camp setting a natural pass set. Mirrors well with basketball athleticism. Uses long arms effectively,” Simmons wrote of Leigh. “Shows some stiffness laterally in the run game. Spends too much time on the ground. Needs to get stronger. Body type and movement skills are what you look for. May not be an instant starter but has the upside to be a multi-year impact Power Five starter with the potential to develop into a mid to early round draft pick.”
Ohio State currently has two commitments on the offensive line in the 2021 class in Bellaire (Tx.) Episcopal four-star guard Donovan Jackson and Richfield (Ohio) Revere four-star tackle Ben Christman.
Some other targets on the line for the Buckeyes include Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy five-star tackle J.C. Latham, Lexington (Ky.) four-star guard Jager Burton, Clarkson, Mich. four-star guard Rocco Spindler and Lititz (Pa.) Warwick five-star tackle Nolan Rucci.
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