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Tunmise Adeleye, 2021 defensive end recruit, decommits from Ohio State

Joey Kaufman
jkaufman@dispatch.com
The Columbus Dispatch

Defensive end Tunmise Adeleye has de-committed from Ohio State, he announced Tuesday.

It left the Buckeyes’ top-ranked recruiting class for 2021 without one of its best prep prospects. Adeleye, who transferred this year to IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, is ranked as the 30th-best prospect in the nation, according to 247Sports' composite rankings.

“The decision to attend a university is a life altering one,” Adeleye wrote on Twitter, “and I believe it's in my best interest to sit back and carefully re-evaluate all options at hand.”

He also thanked defensive line coach Larry Johnson and the rest of Ohio State’s staff in his message.

Prior to committing to Ohio State in April, Adeleye had visited Florida in March prior to the coronavirus shutdown, which eliminated in-person recruiting, and has held scholarship offers from other Southeastern Conference schools, including Alabama, Georgia and Texas A&M.

The Buckeyes' 2021 recruiting class is headlined by Jack Sawyer, a defensive end from Pickerington North who is considered one of the best prospects in the country, but features only one other committed defensive lineman in Mike Hall, a defensive tackle from Streetsboro.

Adeleye is the second player to de-commit from Ohio State this summer, following three-star cornerback Devonta Smith, who flipped to Alabama in June.

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