Defensive lineman Tunmise Adeleye announced today that he would be transferring from Texas A&M. Adeleye appeared in two games this past season as a redshirt freshman for this Texas A&M football team, recording 6 total tackles against Sam Houston and App State.
Adeleye is originally from Katy, Texas, having attended Tompkins High School. He did not play his senior year of high school due to the pandemic, but still was rated as a five-star prospect by the 247sports Composite.
Adeleye figured to be a major contributor at the beginning of the 2022 season and started the first two games at defensive end, but after sustaining a significant injury against App State, he was sidelined for the rest of the year. He had already been splitting snaps with guys like Shemar Stewart and LT Overton at that point, and their maturation and development gave them another leg up headed into next season. His physicality was definitely missed in the earlier parts of the year, but as the season wore on, this young defensive line group began to come into their own more and more.
No doubt the depth of this Texas A&M football team’s defensive line group was a major factor in this decision, as well as unfortunate circumstances leading to only being able to play in 2 live games in the past 3 years.
As for the Aggies, although Adeleye would have doubtless been a contributor next year (definitely the most so out of any player to enter the portal yet from A&M) the depth at defensive line is still the healthiest of any position group on the team, and even continues to grow with incoming players such as David Hicks.
Best of luck, Tunmise! We’ll all be rooting for you at your next stop.