Sabre Scoop: Adeosun’s Stock Soars

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Adeosun’s Stock Soars

It’s understandable if George Adeosun ‘s head is spinning a bit right now. In the past week, the Alpharetta (GA) offensive line prospect has landed scholarship offers from Virginia, Kentucky, Purdue, Oklahoma, and Missouri. He traveled to the University of Virginia last weekend and leaves for Oklahoma this afternoon.

No question, Adeosun is a hot name on the recruiting trail. Alpharetta assistant coach A.J. Merine answered why the 6’6″, 295-pound prospect was relatively unknown on the major college recruiting front until now.

“George is a different case,” began Merine. “Last year (2011), he played spot work (on the varsity) in two games at tackle. He started one game against Milton because one of our tackles had a high ankle sprain. This year, he was a starting guy. We didn’t know whether to put him at guard or tackle. We kind of had to shuffle around because one of our guys transferred to another school. The first game, he played guard. Then he went to tackle and he didn’t look back.

“George’s freshman year, our defensive backs coach saw him and told him he should come out and play. He didn’t even know where the pads went. Slowly but surely, he learned. This year we played against Lovejoy (in the third game of the season), which has a kid who is an SEC recruit. George negated that kid. After that, George’s confidence started to grow and that was it. He didn’t grade out below 75 percent the rest of the season.”

Holy Cross and William & Mary offered the breakout recruit last fall. He took official visits to both schools before verbally committing to William & Mary in December.

“George kind of developed and grew with his abilities as the season progressed,” Merine said. “Coaches took note, but the major programs didn’t really come through until they got a hold of film around the time of the coaches convention in January. UVa coach Vince Brown got some film, and now here we are.”

Because of its academics, UVa was one of the schools Adeosun expressed