2010 Safety Turning Heads

Gideon Ajagbe used to be one of the best kept secrets in the state of Florida for the class of 2010. Not anymore as word has quickly spread of the kind of athletic ability that Ajagbe possesses.

From Coconut Grove (Fla.) Ransom Everglades there isn't much this 6-2, 198-pound safety can't accomplish on the football field. He had the opportunity to show the Florida coaches exactly what he could do at Friday Night Lights.

"We arrived at The University of Florida around 3:45," Gideon Ajagbe said. "I came up with my teammate Roger Khouir and my wide receiver/defensive backs coach Mosi Blake"

One of the things that caught the attention of every player in attendance was the recently upgraded facilities.

"They were great," he said. "I felt real comfortable and thought that Florida was trying to not only make a good impression on me but on all the other top athletes as well."

Ajagbe loves to compete and for him going against the top talent in the country was the highlight of his trip.

"I wouldn't have it any other way," Ajagbe said. "I love going against the top players. I know that if I compete against the best and am able to make plays then I will be considered one of the best. I feel like I came prepared and I worked extremely hard to get ready for the camp and it showed throughout the night. I matched up well with the best players at the camp and made sure that I got a lot of reps and just competed all night long."

Ajagbe can play a number of positions but safety is what most of the college coaches are talking to him about and Florida was no different.

"I spoke to coach Chuck Heater, coach Vance Bedford and coach Charlie Strong," he said. "Coach Heater and coach Bedford told me that they liked how I competed and the way I moved and they were real happy I came prepared because it showed throughout the night. All the coaches liked my character and told me they liked that I was respectful, hard working and humble."

I spoke with numerous players, parents and high school coaches that are giving Florida a serious look and Ajagbe was no different.

"I can see myself spending the next four to five years playing football on that field and I would love to play for the Gators."

Gideon Ajagbe Profile:

  • 6-2 and 198-pounds
  • 4.46 (Blue Grey Combine Southeastern)
  • Bench 260, Squat 330, Power Clean 265
  • Running Back/Wide Reciever/Safety/Linebacker
  • Florida, Iowa, Central Florida, South Florida, UCLA, Alabama and USC schools showing the most interest at this time

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