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Country's No. 1 Recruit For 2021 Discusses Notre Dame, Ohio State

Notre Dame Fighting Irish stadium.

SOUTH BEND, IN - SEPTEMBER 16: A general view is seen as the Michigan Wolverines run an offensive play against the defense of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish September 16, 2006 at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)

The No. 1 college football recruit in the country for the 2021 class is likely a long way off from making his commitment, but the scholarship offers continue to roll in.

J.T. Tuimoloau, the No. 1 recruit in the class per 247Sports, has received several major scholarship offers in recent weeks.

247Sports caught up with the five-star prospect and he highlighted a couple of schools.

On Notre Dame:

"Coach (Todd) Lyght offered me and that offer was big and I always considered Notre Dame," said Tuimoloau. "I've watched them since Manti Te'o was there and seeing the defense, it is a pretty strong defense. When I talked to the coach, he did really well teaching and explaining things to me. They like me as a defensive end."

On Ohio State:

"Coach (Brian) Hartline offered me as a defensive end," said Tuimoloau. "Gee is already putting in work, telling me what kind of school and coaching staff Ohio State has and about his experience when he went out there, how they felt with the environment, with the fans and coaching staff and how they enjoyed it."

The Fighting Irish and the Buckeyes are far from the only schools in contention land the five-star prospect, of course.

Nick Saban offered him last summer, though now-former Alabama defensive coordinator Tosh Lupoi was leading his recruitment. He says that the Crimson Tide remain in contention, despite Lupoi's departure to the Cleveland Browns.

You can view 247Sports' full interview with the elite prospect here.