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Four-star linebacker Ayodele Adeoye becomes commit No. 11 for Texas

Posted June 4th, 2017

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Four-star linebacker Ayodele Adeoye became the 11th commitment of the 2018 class Sunday when the Missouri native pledged to Tom Herman’s program after a weekend spent unofficially visiting Texas and taking part in a mini-camp Saturday night.

Adeoye is a 6-foot-2, 225-pound middle linebacker prospect ranked No. 124 overall in the 2018 class and he’s ranked as the No. 5 inside linebacker prospect in the country, per 247Sports Composite. He chose Texas over more than 20 offers. He attends Ritenour High School in St. Louis.

Adeoye is Texas’ first commitment at middle linebacker in the 2018 class. Byron Hobbs, one of Texas’ first commits of the cycle, is expected to play linebacker. Five of the 11 commits play defense. Texas is likely done recruiting the linebacker position with the defensive focus shifting to cornerbacks and defensive lineman.

Five-star safety B.J. Foster is set to announce Monday and the Longhorns are strong favorites to land his commitment.

2018 Texas Longhorns signing class

Here's a look at the recruits who signed with Texas for the 2018 recruiting cycle. Star rankings from 247Sports composite.
PlayerPos. SchoolStars Status
Byron HobbsLBFt. Worth Eastern Hills3Signed
Casey ThompsonQBSouthmoore (Okla.)4Signed
Cameron Rising QBNewbury Park (Calif.)4Signed
Reese MooreOTSeminole 3Signed
Cameron DickerKLake Travis3Signed
Caden SternsSCibolo Steele4Signed
Keaontay IngramRBCarthage4Signed
DeMarvion OvershownSArp4Signed
Ayodele AdeoyeLBIMG Academy (Fla.)4Signed
B.J. FosterSAngleton 5Signed
Al'Vonte WoodardWRHouston Lamar4Signed
Jalen GreenCBHouston Heights4Signed
Brennan EaglesWRAlief Taylor4Signed
Anthony CookCBHouston Lamar4Signed
D'Shawn JamisonCBHouston Lamar4Signed
Malcolm EppsTESpring Dekaney4Signed
Junior AngilauOTSalt Lake East (Utah)4Signed
Mikey GrandyOTCollege of San Mateo (Calif.)3Signed
Ryan BujcevskiPProKick AustrailiaN/ASigned
Keondre CoburnDTSpring Westfield4Signed
Keaontay IngramRBCarthage4Signed
Daniel CarsonDEWilliam Chrisman (Mo.)3Signed
Michael WilliamsDEDunham School (La.)3Signed
Joshua MooreWRYoakum4Signed
Christian JonesOTCy Woods3Signed
Moro OjomoDTKaty3Signed
Joseph OssaiDEConroe Oak Ridge4Signed

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