We are less than a week away from the arrival of National Signing Day as Feb. 3 marks the next opportunity for college prospects to sign on the dotted line.

While most prospects have to sign with their program of choice during the Early Signing Period or National Signing Day, otherwise their spot in the class could be taken, there’s sometimes an elite prospect or two that posses the ability to hold off before signing and force college programs to wait.

Five-star J.T. Tuimoloau is that caliber of a prospect.

The 6-foot-4, 277-pound Washington state native is rated as the nation’s No. 3 overall prospect in the nation for the 2021 recruiting cycle according to 247Sports Composite Rankings. According to 247Sports’ rankings, Tuimoloau is the nation’s No. 1 overall prospect in the 2021 cycle.

Despite the fact National Signing Day is right around the corner, Tuimoloau still needs more time before making his final decision. That’s according to his father, Ponce Faletoi.

“J.T. will not be signing next Wednesday,” Faletoi recently told 247Sports. “He won’t be making a decision until at least April. He still wants to take visits. Whether those are officials when the NCAA opens it up, or us going out and checking those schools out, he still wants to visit a few schools.”

Tuimoloau’s list of finalists includes Alabama, Ohio State, Oregon, USC and Washington.

They would all be wise to wait, leave a spot open and let Tuimoloau take as much time as he needs.