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Sunday, January 27, 2013
George Adeosun gets taste of OU culture

By Bob Przybylo

Offensive tackle George Adeosun (Alpharetta, Ga./Alpharetta) started the weekend as a William & Mary commit. Oklahoma fans were hoping he would end the weekend as a Sooners commit.

George Adeosun
Georgia offensive tackle George Adeosun is contemplating which school to visit this weekend.
That didn’t quite happen. But that was about the only positive thing that didn’t happen during Adeosun’s official visit to OU.

Adeosun, who is 6-foot-5 and 305 pounds, decommitted from William & Mary but said he still wants to talk his college decision over with his family and would like to make another visit this weekend.

After being virtually unheard of entering this month, Adeosun has visited Virginia and OU on back-to-back weekends.

“It was very good place,” Adeosun said. “It had the small town feel that is very rooted in its football culture. I still need to do more talking with coaches but this was an incredible visit. I feel like every part of the visit either met or exceeded my expectations.”

Adeosun said he started talking to OU offensive tackles coach Bruce Kittle on Monday, and he was offered Wednesday afternoon.

Adeosun did all the research he could on OU and Norman, Okla., heading into his visit, but he said there is nothing like seeing the place in person.

For Adeosun, though, football takes a backseat to academics. Adeosun’s main priority on the visit was to see OU’s business school.

“I wanted to see what their business school could offer,” Adeosun said. “I was able to meet two of the professors. I wanted to know what type of internship opportunities could be out there. There are a lot of opportunities. I was very happy with that.”

Adeosun was hosted by center Gabe Ikard, the perfect example of balancing football and academics as Ikard is 4.0 GPA student.

It was great for Adeosun to discuss academic issues with Ikard, but no doubt a big part of his visit was getting to talk to OU coach Bob Stoops for the first time.

“He was great to get to know,” Adeosun said. “He is very focused. He’s a determined leader. He wants to win and will do whatever it takes to win.”

Adeosun admitted he is still trying to adjust to his newfound popularity. He said it’s very easy to get caught up on a visit and want to commit right there on the spot.

He had to put it all in perspective.

“I think that happens on every visit,” Adeosun said. “The coaches make it all about you. I had to remind myself to slow down. Take this back to my family. Sleep on it.

“But I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t thinking about committing right there.”

Adeosun has picked up offers from Kentucky, Purdue and Missouri in the last week and said it has been a whirlwind week.

He wants to make at least one more visit although he isn't sure which school. He hopes to have it finalized by Tuesday or Wednesday night.

“This has been a very humbling experience, and I feel so blessed,” Adeosun said. “I decommitted from William & Mary because I believe there are better opportunities out there. This has been crazy.”