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.
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.