Ohio State Overview
• Pronounced too-ee-moe-low-ow
• Made his commitment to Ohio State on July 4, 2021, becoming the final member of the 2021 recruiting class
• Is the highest-rated defensive prospect to sign with Ohio State in the modern recruiting era (2000-present)
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• The nation’s No. 1-rated overall prospect according to 247Sports.com
• His commitment gave the Buckeyes five of the nation’s top-10 ranked players in the 2021 signing class
• Named the 2021 Polynesian High School Football Player of the Year
• Led Eastside Catholic to a pair of 3A state titles in his career (2018 and 2019)
• Named the SBLive Washington Player of the Year despite a shortened high school season that occurred in the spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic
• As a junior in 2019, he led Eastside Catholic in tackles (64) and sacks (11).
• Was a 2020 All-American Bowl selection
• Selected as SBLive’s 3A Senior Athlete of the Year
• Four-year member of the Eastside Catholic basketball team with a career scoring average of 11.1 points per game
• In a pandemic-shortened senior season, he averaged 18.0 points per game and eight rebounds while playing guard, forward and center
• Is the son of Alofa Tuimoloau and Ponce de Leon Faletoi