Texas LB commit Ayodele Adeoye visits Florida, plans to return – SECcountry.com
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Another linebacker target has emerged for the Gators.
Ayodele Adeoye, a 4-star linebacker from St. Louis, Mo., received an offer from Florida on May 9, but committed to Texas two months later after visiting Austin.
Despite his pledge to the Longhorns, he hasn’t closed the door on other schools just yet.
Adeoye transferred to IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) for his senior season and that move provided him the opportunity to visit Florida last weekend for its homecoming game.
“The atmosphere was good,” Adeoye told SEC Country. “It was my first time coming to see these boys play. They came up just short, but it was a pretty good game overall.
“The defense overall was pretty good. The offense just came up short a few times, but the defense was pretty live for the most part.”
Florida linebackers coach Tim Skipper already has a commitment from 4-star LB David Reese and wants at least one more prospect at the position.
“Coach Skip from the start, let me know how bad he wants me. He said the depth at linebackers is really low, and there would be a chance for me to come in and compete right away,” Adeoye said.
Adeoye is ranked the nation’s No. 4 inside linebacker and No. 111 overall recruit in the 247Sports Composite. He’s considering five schools for official visits and Florida will receive a return trip.
“I plan on taking an official here, Texas, maybe OU, maybe Georgia, LSU,” Adeoye said. “I haven’t been to an Austin game, but like I said, the atmosphere here