Texas A&M Football Newcomer: Tunmise Adeleye
Tunmise Adeleye is the second-highest rated player in this class, per 247 Sports. As discussed, he’ll have a pretty sizable opening to earn some playing time on a thin Texas A&M defensive line.
That said, he doesn’t have nearly as big of an opportunity as the aforementioned defensive tackle in Shamar Turner, but he’ll be able to make his presense felt almost instantly.
Unlike Turner, Adeleye enrolled early, giving him a shot to acquaint himself with the team for a longer period of time before the 2021 season begins. At 6’3″ 245 pounds, he’s slightly thinner than Turner, but could bring more speed to the edge than his counterpart.
That said, this won’t be a competition for long, as we could be watching a Turner-Adeleye defensive line in the coming years that won’t be a pleasant sight for opposing teams. If these two guys put it together, there won’t be a better run-stopping team in the country.
Adeleye was listed as the 38th overall prospect in his class, flirting with a 5-star ranking throughout his high school career. He was unable to play in his senior season due to COVID-19, so he’ll be eager to get out onto the field.
Even if coaches decide to limit his playing time during his freshman year, he’ll bring a huge amoutn of energy out onto the field every time his name is called. While his immediate future depends on the coaches’ decisions this year, there is no doubt that he will be a star in the Maroon and White in the future.