Miami football offers versatile Texas AM DL transfer Tunmise Adeleye

Sep 10, 2022; College Station, Texas, USA; Mandatory Credit: Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 10, 2022; College Station, Texas, USA; Mandatory Credit: Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports /

The Miami football program has offered versatile 6’4 290 pound Texas A&M transfer defensive lineman Tunmise Adeleye. Adeleye redshirt as a true freshman in 2021. Starting the first two games in 2021 Adeleye recorded six tackles, 0.5 tackle for loss and three quarterback hurries before suffering a season-ending injury.

The Miami football program lost four DL to the 2023 transfer portal. The Hurricanes also lose senior DL Mitchell Agude and Antonio Moultrie. Miami has commitments from 2023 four-star edge rushers Collins Acheampong and Jayden Wayne and defensive tackle Joshua Horton. Adeleye was a borderline five-star signee in 2021.

The 247 Sports composite rankings had Adeleye as the 39th overall player, ninth DL and eighth in Texas in the class of 2021. There were 35 five-star signees in the class of 2021. Other Power Five programs that have offered Adeleye include Arkansas, California, Michigan State, Missouri, TCU, SMU and USC per Inside the U.

Adeleye has played in only three over the last three seasons. During his senior year of high school Adeleye did not play due to covid pandemic then had the redshirt 2021 season at Texas AM followed by the season-ending injury after two games in 2022. Adeleye has a high ceiling with three years of eligibility remaining.

Adeleye could potentially petition for a medical redshirt from this past season to retain four years of eligibility. There is potential for Adeleye to play end or tackle. The prediction machine projects SMU behind head coach Rhett Lashlee as the leader to land Adeleye ad 17.3 percent with TCU next at 15.2 percent.

Gabe Brooks of 247 Sports said in Adeleye’s high school scouting reportFlashes impressive strength at the point of attack. A line-of-scrimmage bull who can collapse the pocket from the interior and disrupt run-game timing.” Brooks projected Adeleye as a second or third-round draft pick coming out of high school.

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Adeleye will have to prove himself to scouts after barely playing for the last three years. Miami has a bigger need for Adeleye at DT than as an edge rusher. Miami returns starting edge rushers Jahfari Harvey and Akheem Mesidor who transferred from West Virginia last year and has 2022 signees, Nyjalik Kelly and Cyrus Moss.