Texas A&M Football Impact Freshman No. 2: DL Tunmise Adeleye
The two incoming freshmen that I’m going to be discussing on this page are actually very similar players, both playing on the defensive line. The advantage that Tunmise Adeleye has over the next player listed in Shemar Turner is four months of football in College Station.
Both players are around 6-4 and 300 pounds, but Adeleye enrolled early at Texas A&M, which could open the door for more playing time as he is adjusted to the system. The former Tompkins high school defensive lineman can play virtually anywhere, and with a hole on the inside of this D-Line, he may get some early playing time.
Texas A&M Football Impact Freshman No. 3: DL Shemar Turner
Deciding between which of these two would have more of an instant impact was nearly an impossible choice — they’ll likely both be on the field after a pair of seniors on the defensive line in Jayden Peevy and Micheal Clemons graduate.
That said, even though Shemar Turner is four months behind Adeleye, he seems like the more college-ready prospect, at least physically. Turner played his senior year, while Adeleye had to sit due to COVID-19 guidelines. Turner is also the higher-ranked prospect, with more natural athleticism than his counterpart. At some point, we’re splitting hairs here, as each of these guys will be elite defensive linemen down the road.
With a bit of turnover on the defensive line, he’ll get a few snaps. They may not be frequent, but his impact will be undeniable when he’s on the field.