Things are looking up for the Texas.
Inside linebacker Ayodele Adeoye has decided that he’s going to play for the Longhorns.
Not only is he Texas’ 11th 2018 recruit, but he’s the sixth Texas recruit ranked in the top 150 nationally, according to 247Sports. All of a sudden, Tom Herman and his staff look like they’re putting Texas back on the map, and fast. 247Sports now has Texas listed as having the fifth-best recruiting class in 2018, behind only Miami (1), Ohio State (2), Penn State (3) and LSU (4).
It’s no surprise that the 6-foot, 231 pound Adeoye was targeted by the nation’s top programs. Florida, South Carolina, Oklahoma, Ole Miss and Arkansas were among the programs that made offers to the 2018 recruit. But in the end, Adeoye — the No. 5 ILB prospect in the country and the No. 4 prospect from the state of Missouri — decided Texas was the best fit.