Signing Day Impact: Josh Aladenoye

Now that Josh Aladenoye is all signed, sealed, and delivered to the Oklahoma Sooners, breaks down how he we see him fitting in with the program once he sets foot on campus.


Josh Aladenoye, a 6-foot-6, 345-pound offensive tackle from North Mesquite High in Texas will be the next "big thing" at the University of Oklahoma.

Aladenoye is coming in at a good time as monsters like Phil Loadholt, Duke Robinson, and Brandon Braxton all left after exhausting their eligibility in 2008.

"Big" Josh is not likely to come in right away and push for time and get a spot in the two deep. The Sooners are young at offensive line, but they have some talent and Aladenoye would likely be best served by a red-shirt year.

There is not doubting that a year with OU's Director of Sports Enhancement, Jerry Schmidt, will serve him quite well. He has the frame and disposition to assert himself and buy in to the program. He may not be a Top 300 prospect now, but he is the type that could surprise many.

Lewis the Next Flozell Adams? (Getty Images)

Pro Comparison: Flozell Adams, Dallas Cowboys

Like Flozell, Aladenoye is just monstrous but unusually athletic. When you see Adams you think there is no way that this guy can get it done against a speed rusher, but all he does is make plays. Throw in his nasty attitude towards run blocking and you can see the comparison. on Josh Aladenoye's Strengths:

"Aladenoye is a player that has a very high ceiling. He is a mammoth, but has nice feet and is able to move well for a high school player of his attributes. He will only become better as his body matures and he becomes more and more balanced with age. He has an unnaturally long wing span that allows him to initiate contact on the defensive side of the line and because of that he will likely be a tackle on the collegiate level." –

Josh Aladenoye 2008 Stats: 2008: Aladenoye managed to rack up an astonishing 80 pancake blocks and grade out at over 90% in his blocking assignments to earn All-District honors.

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