Kayode Oladele doesn't have to put the pen to the paper and officially sign with a college for nearly a whole year, but simply found no reason to wait and joined forces with the Florida State Seminoles on Saturday evening.
Oladele, a 6-foot-5, 235-pound defensive end out of Miami Edison that's been skyrocketing up recruiting big boards as of late, spent most of his Saturday in Tallahassee for the Seminoles' talent-loaded junior day before ultimately pulling himself off the market.
Oregon, Miami (Fl), Wisconsin, Tennessee, Florida, South Carolina and Georgia are some of the additional schools that went all in by dishing out scholarship offers to Oladele, who was presented with a Florida State offer just over a week ago.
"I really like FSU, and I love the way I was welcomed by all the coaches. I feel at home up here," Oladele told Scout. "I like the campus and atmosphere as well.
"They also have a good percentage of football players that graduate every year. I'm pleased with the percentage because my education is important to me, so coming to FSU is what I want."
As elated as he was to take that next step in his recruitment, Oladele says all he saw was smiles across the room after informing the staff of his life-changing decision.
"They were all happy," Oladele said. "(Defensive ends) coach Brad (Lawing) and Jimbo said I made their day with my commitment."
Oladele, who racked up 56 tackles and six sacks in just six games this past season, is fairly raw in regards to technique and go-to moves in the trenches, but is a physical specimen that does a good job of turning the corner and playing with relentlessness and effort.
The 'Noles will have to be patient with him, but this is a coachable kid that's equipped with athleticism and an intriguing build. At times he flashes that pop at the point of attack, but learning how to distribute his strength and playing with better technique will help take his craft to the next level.
As always, stay tuned to Scout.