July 7, 2007

Defensive playmaker snares Iowa St. offer

You do not have to be a football aficionado to realize the passing games in both collegiate and professional football have become more pronounced and more complex in recent years. Those changes have also affected the way defensive secondaries are set up with new positions being created to counteract offensive alignments.

Those changes could not have come at a better time for players like Hollywood Hills (Fla.) outside linebacker/safety Adedeji Adeoba. At 6-foot-1 and 198 pounds, Adeoba is already the size of most collegiate safeties, but he plays the game more like an outside linebacker. His 4.55 40-yard dash speed and 330-pound bench press capabilities make him ideal for either position.

"The schools that have already offered me are Iowa State, Central Michigan, Middle Tennessee, Akron and Eastern Kentucky," said Adeoba. "Wisconsin came out. I talked to them and it looks like they are probably going to offer soon. West Virginia I talked to, I've talked to UCF and USF. A lot of coaches are already setting up visit dates. When they want me to take them, I am ready to go."

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