February 8, 2013
Meet the Recruit: George Adeosun
We've saved the best for last. George Adeosun is truly one of the most interesting stories of anyone this year, well except maybe Alex Collins. If Eric Smith really improved himself after his senior film, I'm not entirely sure how to describe what happened with George Adeosun. Adeosun is a 6-foot-6, 296-pound offensive tackle from Alpharetta, Georgia, who was committed to William and Mary, until the following happened:
January 18: UVA hosts "secret visitor" with the rest of the commits on official visits. Visitor confirmed to be Bill and Mary commit George Adeosun, who is offered by UVA
January 23: Adeosun offered by Oklahoma (Hoofans slightly concerned)
January 24: Adeosun offered by Missouri, Kentucky, and Purdue
January 25: Adeosun officially decommits from Bill and Mary (Man's game) and takes official visit to Oklahoma
January 29: Adeosun offered by Georgia Tech (Hoofans start to worry)
February 1: Adeosun offered by Georgia (Hoofans start to PANIC)
During this time, Adeosun has also jumped from unrated/1-star to 4-star in the 247 rankings. Over two weeks this kid went from a 1-AA commit to a big time D-1 recruit. A meteoric rise. That Iranian monkey didn't even rise this fast (BOOM, TOPICAL!) But in the end this worked out well for the Hoos. Now on to the important stuff. Adeosun is a stud. He has all the measurables to be a big-time player. He also is an exceptionally bright kid who will do as much mentally on the field as he does physically. He will be a quick learn, and I think will end up winning the RT job his redshirt freshman season.
UVA Projection: This kid is going to be good. I know I JUST said in the Smith writeup that it is hard to predict success for lineman, but I have a hard time not seeing Adeosun do well. Good head on his shoulders, prototypical size, good feet, good athletic ability - he's a cornerstone type of player. In fact, I would not be surprised to see him keep Whitmire on the right side. Yup. He's that good. Left tackle good.
ALSO: You should give him a follow. He's @realwords. You will not be disappointed.