Minnesota Gophers walk-on safety Kunle Ayinde has been surpassing expectations since he arrived on campus in Minneapolis, and that could result in some significant playing time this fall.
Ayinde, a native of Blaine (Minn.) has been drawing praise since the spring time where Gophers head coach Jerry Kill had this to say about the in-state safety, "(Adekunle) Ayinde at safety who kind of came out of nowhere, a walk-on from Blaine who kept getting better."
Ayinde has also drawn praise from fellow defensive back Briean Boddy-Calhoun who said that, "Kunle is the most improved defensive back throughout the spring."
With the Gophers looking to replace safety Cedric Thompson who is now with the Miami Dolphins, Ayinde could be in line for some significant playing time this fall as he's already been making waves just a couple days into camp.
GopherDigest's Ryan Burns discusses this with Scout's Jonathan Kahn.