"It was a very nice visit," exclaimed the 6-3 280 Ayodele. "It was just like I thought it would be. I really liked the people, especially my host player Jimmy Verdon. I thought (defensive line) Coach Monachino was a very nice guy. He showed me a lot of the plays on video, and I saw that ASU runs the same front we run in school."
like with Ra'Shon Harris, the other defensive lineman who tripped to the Sun
Devils this past weekend, Ayodele was also informed of the team's need for
immediate help up front. "They told me that they graduated two tackles, and the
two behind them don't have that much experience. So they said I could come in
and help out a lot. That's something that's attractive to me."
name Remi Ayodele seems fairly new
on ASU's recruiting scene, that is because that he has been heavily pursued by
the Sun Devils for only the last several weeks. "ASU kinda came in late compared
to other schools," stated the defensive end. "They started contacting me a month
and half ago. It doesn't matter to me that they came in late. I won't hold that
against them. I'm just happy they're recruiting me."
visited Colorado and Rutgers, and rated the former school much
more favorably. Oklahoma State
(1/16) and Kansas (1/23) will round up his
official visit schedule. "I told everyone that I won't be ready to make a
decision until I take all my visits." Even though ASU, in comparison to most of
his other suitors, may be further from his Grand Prairie, TX home, he stated
that it shouldn't play a major role in his ultimate decision. "It's not really a
big deal," he said. "My brother went to
Purdue and that's all they way in Indiana. If he can do it, I can too."
The defensive tackle is fresh off his 2nd consecutive conference title.
In the 2003 season (according to NE
Oklahoma A&M's website), he amassed
44 tackles, three sacks, one forced fumble, and one recovered fumble. Ayodele
portrays his game as one with a lot of raw talent. "I'm pretty aggressive," he
stated, "and I play with a lot heart. For as big as I am I'm a pretty good pass
rusher. I just need to learn more techniques."
Like may other blue
chippers, playing time will be the driving factor in Ayodele's decision. As
talented as the defensive tackle is, he for one doesn't take all his recruiting
attention for granted. "I'm enjoying it…it's a blessing. They're a lot of
players that don't have those choices of where to go to school. I don't mind at
all coaches calling me."
Ayodele is a May graduate, who needs just six
more hours for his AA degree. He does plan to have an in-home visit with ASU in
the future. "I just want to make sure that my mom is there when they
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