Mark Stoops and the Kentucky Wildcats continue to do great things in recruiting, as they have landed another commitment in the Class of 2022.
Tomiwa Durojaiye, a 6-foot-4, 255-pound defensive lineman, has picked the Cats over South Carolina, West Virginia, Georgia Tech and Vanderbilt. He made the announcement Sunday on Twitter.
BIG BLUE NATION I’m COMMITTED @UKFootball pic.twitter.com/hIUoItUceI— Tomiwa Durojaiye (@TomiwaDurojaiye) August 15, 2021
The Decision@UKFootball pic.twitter.com/T0UM3O38T9— Tomiwa Durojaiye (@TomiwaDurojaiye) August 15, 2021
Pt.2 pic.twitter.com/op5jMvk58u— Tomiwa Durojaiye (@TomiwaDurojaiye) August 15, 2021
Durojaiye is currently a 3-star recruit ranked No. 1,071 overall in the 2022 class, according to 247 Sports. He holds additional offers from Michigan, Iowa, Maryland, Duke and Army among others.
In an interview with Kentucky Sports Radio, Durojaiye said a big thing for him was early playing time as he wants to come in and play meaningful reps as a freshman.
“One of the main things football-wise is early playing time,” Durojaiye said. “For me, I want to come in and have that spring ball, prove myself as a freshman, and at least play some meaningful reps, at least be that first sub-in guy.
“Everybody wants to be a starter, but the biggest goal for me is playing meaningful reps my freshman year, and then have the job as a sophomore.”
Durojaiye understands that playing time isn’t going to just be given to him. However, he has enough confidence in his ability that believes he can earn snaps as a freshman.
One thing that is for certain, Mark Stoops and his staff have proven that they can develop players at a high level and that ultimately played a big role in this commitment.
“Player development in terms of a coach that is going to take my game to the next level, that’s going to make my strengths weapons and anything I’m weak at–before I leave that university, I want to be great at it before I go to the next level,”
Durojaiye intends to enroll at Kentucky in January following his senior season at Middletown High School in Delaware. He becomes the program’s 12th commitment and first defensive lineman pledge in the 2022 class.
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