The three-star wide receiver verbally committed to Ole Miss Friday night shortly after arriving to Oxford, Miss., and confirmed his commitment in a text message Saturday. Adeboyejo became the 23rd commit of the Rebels’ 2013 recruiting class. He also became the third Dallas-area player to commit, joining ESPN 300 quarterback DeVante Kincade (Dallas/Skyline) and three-star tight end Christian Morgan (Plano, Texas/Prestonwood Christian).
Adeboyejo’s decision came prematurely, as he was expected to announce his commitment on Tuesday as his high school. The 6-foot-2, 180-pound receiver, however, said a Twitter announcement could trump the Tuesday decision if he felt right.
“I planned on announcing on the 29th, but why wait when you know where you need to be?” Adeboyejo said via Twitter. “Ole Miss is home.”
Adeboyejo always had an appreciation for the SEC, and part of that reason he originally committed to Texas A&M in March was to showcase his talents in arguably the premier conference of college football. The 6-foot-2, 180-pound receiver, however, decommitted from the Aggies earlier this month to explore other options.
That new option came Friday evening when he arrived in Oxford. One thing Adeboyejo hoped for was a feeling of being with family, and he got that.
"I'm very excited," Kincade said. "To have another Texas native that's coming here with me is great. He is an outstanding player."
Adeboyejo picked Ole Miss over offers from UCLA, Texas Tech and Nebraska. He visited UCLA on Thursday and Friday and went to Ole Miss immediately afterward.
Adeboyejo helped Cedar Hill advance to the Texas Class 5A Division II championship game last month. He finished his senior year with 91 receptions, 1,265 receiving yards and 17 touchdowns.