The college football world will be watching Ohio State play Michigan. One of the best recruits will be there, too.
Jay Tufele, a 4-star defensive lineman, announced on Twitter that he will be taking his second official visit to Ohio State for the Nov. 26 game against Michigan. Tufele shared the news with the hashtag “#GoBucks” at the end of his tweet.
— Jay Tufele (@tufele123) November 9, 2016
Tufele, from South Jordan, Utah, is a 6-foot-3, 297-pound beast and a member of the 2017 class. He’s No. 3 at his position and No. 58 nationally overall for 247 Sports.
Both Michigan and Ohio State are recruiting Tufele, who will now get to watch both teams play while visiting Ohio State. Tufele previously visited Michigan for the Oct. 22 game against Illinois.
A source near him during the visit said he was seriously into it the entire time, and it sounds like Michigan made up some serious ground during the trip. There’s competition with Michigan’s extensive depth at defensive tackle, plus there is a chance that eight defensive linemen get brought in with this class. The question is whether he wants to get involved in that big of a competition. As a top-50 player in the country, you would think he would be confident, and he probably is. But the Buckeyes still will get a visit from him, and that one will be big.
This year’s Ohio State-Michigan game is set for a noon ET kick.