Ohio State recruiting: Hawaii lineman will visit, MJ Devonshire plans unclear

Jeremy Birminghamover 2 years
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Enokk Vimahi delays decision, expected to visit Ohio State

There is another offensive lineman to pay attention to as Ohio State tries to land another player at its most pressing position of need heading into 2019.

His name is Enokk Vimahi, and he’s a 4-star guard from Kahuku (Hawaii) High School. He was offered by the Buckeyes just about two weeks ago.

Originally slated to make his college announcement this weekend at the Polynesian Bowl in Hawaii, the 6-foot-4, 280-pound Vimahi has had a change of plans. He will now wait to make a college decision until Feb. 6, which opens the door for the Buckeyes.

That gives Ohio State time to show the country’s eighth-ranked guard exactly what it is all about and to impress upon Hawaii’s second-ranked prospect just how vital it is for the program to land more offensive linemen in the Class of 2019.

The first chance to do that should be over the weekend of Jan. 26, when Vimahi is expected to make an official visit to Ohio State. To this point, he’s made official trips to Notre Dame, USC and Oklahoma — but the visit to Columbus may be his final official visit.

Ohio State has signed two offensive linemen in the Class of 2019. And it will host two others, long-time commitment Doug Nester and Indianapolis’ Dawand Jones, on the weekend of Jan. 26.

As it stands, the Buckeyes have a real opportunity to put themselves right in the middle of things for Vimahi as signing day draws close.