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.
— Ayodele Adeoye ™ (@DeleAdeoye20) June 5, 2017Advertisement
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 classHere's a look at the recruits who signed with Texas for the 2018 recruiting cycle. Star rankings from 247Sports composite.
|Byron Hobbs||LB||Ft. Worth Eastern Hills||3||Signed|
|Casey Thompson||QB||Southmoore (Okla.)||4||Signed|
|Cameron Rising||QB||Newbury Park (Calif.)||4||Signed|
|Cameron Dicker||K||Lake Travis||3||Signed|
|Caden Sterns||S||Cibolo Steele||4||Signed|
|Ayodele Adeoye||LB||IMG Academy (Fla.)||4||Signed|
|Al'Vonte Woodard||WR||Houston Lamar||4||Signed|
|Jalen Green||CB||Houston Heights||4||Signed|
|Brennan Eagles||WR||Alief Taylor||4||Signed|
|Anthony Cook||CB||Houston Lamar||4||Signed|
|D'Shawn Jamison||CB||Houston Lamar||4||Signed|
|Malcolm Epps||TE||Spring Dekaney||4||Signed|
|Junior Angilau||OT||Salt Lake East (Utah)||4||Signed|
|Mikey Grandy||OT||College of San Mateo (Calif.)||3||Signed|
|Ryan Bujcevski||P||ProKick Austrailia||N/A||Signed|
|Keondre Coburn||DT||Spring Westfield||4||Signed|
|Daniel Carson||DE||William Chrisman (Mo.)||3||Signed|
|Michael Williams||DE||Dunham School (La.)||3||Signed|
|Christian Jones||OT||Cy Woods||3||Signed|
|Joseph Ossai||DE||Conroe Oak Ridge||4||Signed|
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