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Tommy Togiai

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Player profile

  • Height 6-2
  • Weight 300
  • Hometown Pocatello, Idaho
  • Last School Highland
  • Year Junior

Ohio State Overview
• Played in all 14 games at defensive tackle and finished with 16 tackles and 2.0 tackles-for-loss for minus four yards
• Had his best statistical game at Northwestern, totaling four tackles.
• Registered a tackle-for-loss in the Big Ten Championship Game vs. Wisconsin
• Brings 26 games of experience and 26 career tackles into his junior season as the Buckeyes look to replace two fifth-year seniors at defensive tackle
• Was one of 18 true freshmen who saw playing time in 2018 for the Big Ten and Rose Bowl champion Buckeyes
• Enrolled at Ohio State in January of 2018 and took part in spring drills

More on Tommy
• Was rated as the No. 3 defensive tackle prospect in the country and the No. 55 overall player on the 247Sports composite
• A consensus four-star prospect rated No. 4 at defensive tackle and a Top 100 prospect by Rivals and was listed at No. 52 on the ESPN 300
• U.S. Army All-American
• Played for head coach Gino Mariani at Highland High School
• Is the first player from the state of Idaho to sign with the Buckeyes
• Named the Gatorade Idaho Player of the Year and was a three-time first-team all-state selection
• Racked up 93 tackles with 11 sacks, two forced fumbles and an interception last season while helping his team win the 5A state championship
• Parents are Jodi and Talalelei Togiai.