Sunday, February 3, 2013
OT George Adeosun talks newest offer
By Kipp Adams
It has been a whirlwind two weeks for George Adeosun (Alpharetta, Ga./Alpharetta), with the 6-foot-5, 300 pound offensive lineman picking up offers from Virginia, Purdue, Kentucky, Missouri, Tennessee, Arizona and Georgia Tech after his film went out at the coaches’ convention over the winter break.
On Friday, as he was boarding a plane to take an official to Arizona State, he got word he also had an offer from the University of Georgia.
After likely losing out on five-star Laremy Tunsil with only a few days until signing day, the Bulldogs had to act quick in order to fill its need at offensive tackle. Adeosun understands the situation.
“I know my film kind of sprung up late and I know there is talk of how political this offer might be, but at the end of the day, I feel like it is a blessing, and I am very happy to have received this offer,” Adeosun said. “I am going to highly consider it.”
Adeosun knows there are several benefits from attending the in-state program.
“UGA is a great academic and athletic school,” Adeosun said. “I know I have a lot of friends trying to pull me in that direction, but I am going to make the decision that is best for me. No matter how politically motivated people try to make it out to be, at the end of the day, it is a great opportunity for anybody.”
When giving the offer, the Bulldogs admitted they were late to the party.
“Coach [Will] Friend said he saw my film and I kind of slipped through the cracks, as I have with a lot of coaches,” Adeosun said. “But he wants me there, he hopes that I consider them even though it is late and give them a chance. I definitely will.”
Friend and offensive coordinator Mike Bobo made the trip Saturday to meet with Adeosun’s family in an attempt to sell them on Georgia.
“I know a couple of Georgia coaches stopped by and spent some time with them yesterday,” Adeosun said. “It went well with my dad, and they made a very good impression. I think Coach [Mark] Richt called him as well. Things went well for them, so it is up for me to follow up on it. It seems very sudden, but I will take it. I am blessed.”
The three-star offensive lineman spoke to Friend on Saturday, and he will again once more on Sunday.
“I spoke to coach Will Friend yesterday as well and he gave me some insight on what Georgia plans to do, and I plan to call him again later [on Sunday],” Adeosun said. “I hope to speak some more with my family [on Sunday] and hopefully gain some insight from them as well.”
Adeosun has taken trips to Virginia, Oklahoma and Arizona State, the latter of which he returns from on Sunday.
“It has been OK,” Adeosun said of the Sun Devils. “I met a lot of the coaches around campus and it has been pretty decent for the most part. I just cannot wait to get home to talk some things over with my parents.”
A trip to Athens, Ga. might not happen before signing day.
“We will see what happens on whether or not I visit Georgia [on Sunday],” Adeosun said. “My sister and my dad told me I have been talking about football for the past three or four weeks, so it might be time to take it easy today, sit back, order a pizza and watch the Super Bowl and relax. Anyone my age should at least have some time to breathe before signing day, and I encourage any recruit to do the same.”
If he does not visit Georgia on Sunday, he would have to wait until Friday before he could travel to the campus. His decision would then have to be delayed past signing day.
“I will say that I am going to sign on Wednesday,” Adeosun said. “But worst comes to worst, I may take x amount of time. But I would notify the coaches if that were the case, so they are not in the dark about what I am doing.”