Ayoola looking for a new start

Running back Dami Ayoola is hoping for a new start. Read on to see his thoughts on the recruiting process, strengths as a player, and more.

Running back Dami Ayoola has seen his football career start at high school in Florida, move to the University of Illinois, and now wind up at Arizona Western.

The 5-foot-10, 205-pound back is hoping for a fresh start and it could be at Arizona.

"I am hearing from Arizona, as are some of my teammates," Ayoola said. "The coaches have a lot of interesting things to say. Basically the best players play there. It doesn't matter what year they are. If you can play, you can play."

Ayoola believes his experience will help him in this recruiting cycle.

"I think that it helps me being a little older," he said. "I've been through the recruiting scene before where I had a bunch of interest and offers from some other schools.

"Unfortunately that didn't completely work out, so I headed out here and looked to improve myself as a football player."

It isn't just the physical part of the game Ayoola is looking to improve.

"Don't get me wrong, I've gotten a lot stronger and quicker," Ayoola said. "My ability to hit holes has definitely improved, but it's more than just that.

"I understand how to read defenses and how to hit the right hole off the snap. Then you factor in the fact that I'm just a more mature person, it should help me make a good college decision."

Ayoola does not want to make the process complicated and knows what he wants in his next school.

"Honestly the only things I want to find are a school that I feel comfortable with and a coach that I trust," he said.

"I feel I can play the game, so I figure that will work itself out. Once I know the school I will commit."


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