Sunday, January 6, 2013
Possible replacements for WR Adeboyejo
By Damon Sayles
Entering Sunday, Texas A&M had as many as nine of its 35 commits potentially looking to battle for playing time at wide receiver. This is in addition to the young receivers already on the Aggies roster expected to be leaders next year.
Three-star Quincy Adeboyejo (Cedar Hill, Texas/Cedar Hill) is looking to see playing time early, and for a while, he’s felt like walking another avenue might be his best option in achieving his goal. Early Sunday evening, the 6-foot-3, 175-pound receiver decided to part ways with the Aggies.
“I just felt like I’d have a better opportunity to play early in another system,” Adeboyejo said. “At A&M, felt like they wanted me, but I needed to play for a system that needed me.”
So where will Adeboyejo call home? He said he’s open with his process but three schools -- Texas Tech, Oklahoma and TCU -- are in the driver’s seat early. Adeboyejo has roughly three weeks to take visits, and he said Texas Tech -- now coached by former Aggies offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury -- definitely will be one of those visits.
“I like the Air Raid offense,” Adeboyejo said. “They really need receivers; they don’t have many committed, and both of their outside receivers are thinking about declaring for the league. It’d be a great opportunity for me to come in and play.
“With Coach Kingsbury, when he was at A&M, he told me how much needed me there. I’m sure he can use me the same way at a different program.”
Adeboyejo doesn’t have an Oklahoma offer, but he has been in contact with his Cedar Hill coaches, who are saying the Sooners are showing a lot of interest. Oklahoma was one of the first schools Adeboyejo wanted to visit. He went to Norman, Okla., for a camp and was a fan of the campus and the atmosphere.
TCU is the wildcard for the time being. It’s the closest school from home, which would mean his family could be at every home game. He also could be in an immediate rotation early for one of the Big 12’s hottest teams.
“I know that Oklahoma’s always putting receivers in the league, and they use them in a lot of different ways,” Adeboyejo said. “With TCU, it’s only 45 minutes away, and [cornerbacks] Coach [Clay] Jennings is a really good guy. I’ll be looking more into it; I know there’s more upside to it.”
Adeboyejo has seven offers so far. He is ranked No. 79 among receivers nationally and No. 84 among players in Texas for the 2013 class. After catching only five passes as a junior, Adeboyejo exploded during his senior season, finishing with 91 receptions for 1,265 yards and 17 touchdowns.