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Ayodele Adeoye withdraws name from transfer portal, rejoins Longhorn football team

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4:22 p.m. edit: Junior linebacker Ayodele Adeoye has rejoined the Longhorm football program, a team spokesperson told Inside Texas on Tuesday afternoon. Adeoye played in two games during the 2020 season before requiring surgery for an injured shoulder.

Adeoye was a member of the class of 2018 and chose Texas over Oklahoma. Originally from St. Louis, Mo., Adeoye attended IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. He has 10 starts in his UT career and has recorded 50 tackles, 2.5 sacks, 3.5 TFL, and one interception.


Texas linebacker Ayodele Adeoye put his name in the transfer portal on January 8th, less than a week after the hiring of Steve Sarkisian.

On Tuesday, Inside Texas learned Adeoye’s status in the transfer portal is listed as “withdrawn.” The status was updated on June 1. AL.com first reported the change.

There are three statuses for student-athletes in the portal; active, withdrawn, and matriculated. Active means they are in the portal and have the option to transfer. Matriculated means the student-athlete placed their name in the portal and has already enrolled at another institution. Withdrawn means they took their name out of the portal and are not actively seeking to transfer.

It is not clear what this means for Adeoye’s status with the Longhorn football program. As of 12:52 p.m., he was not on the official roster. Early enrollee linebacker DJ Harris was assigned Adeoye’s No. 40 in January.