We’re just four days away from learning where Tomiwa Durojaiye will spend his college future.
Durojaiye is a three-star class of 2022 defensive lineman who is down to just five potential schools: South Carolina, West Virginia, Georgia Tech, Vanderbilt, and Kentucky. Back in June, the Middletown, Delaware native told KSR that he would prefer to take a visit to see the Kentucky campus before making a final decision in August.
Sure enough, Durojaiye took an unofficial trip to Lexington at the end of July and recently announced that he will make his final call this Saturday on August 14. He has also taken official visits to South Carolina, Georgia Tech, and Vanderbilt along with one unofficial to West Virginia.
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Ranked by 247 Sports as the No. 1,066 overall rising high school senior, the 6-foot-4, 255-pound pass rusher received his offer from Kentucky not long ago on June 2, but the contact has been there for about a year.
“It started before my junior year,” Durojaiye said about his communication with UK back in June. “Recently it’s picked up heavily, they’ve always been watching my film. Coach (Brad) White and Coach (Andre Stewart) are the two main guys that are really recruiting me. I’m talking with Coach White constantly. I’ve done Zoom calls with both Coach White and Coach Stew. I watched film with both Coach Stew and Coach White just breaking it down and seeing how I fit in their system.”
Durojaiye told KSR that the Kentucky coaching staff has compared him to current Wildcat defensive end Josh Paschal while adding that he desires to be the type of player that former UK All-American Josh Allen was during his time in Lexington.
“I believe in what Coach White and Coach Stew can do for me,” Durojaiye said in June. “I believe in where the program is heading. I think the program has the right coach and they have everything they need to succeed in the SEC. I think guys are really buying in. I believe in the strength and conditioning program.”
It’s tough to say as of right now which way Durojaiye is leaning, but Kentucky is absolutely right there in the mix. Georgia Tech, South Carolina, Vanderbilt, and West Virginia are all quality schools, but the Wildcats have won recruiting battles against them time and time again. Adding Durojaiye’s commitment would be a solid victory for Brad White.