Adeyemi Excited About Being A Wildcat

Adeyemi Excited About Being A Wildcat

Just as he was headed out the door to take an official visit to Iowa State, wide receiver Eric Adeyemi looked at his parents and asked them why he was taking a visit to another school when everything he wanted was in Lexington, Kentucky.

The first thing you learn about Eric Adeyemi is he's a very excited young man about his future at the University of Kentucky.

"We were getting ready to go to the airport for my official visit to Iowa State. It was as we got to the door I stopped my parents and told them I didn't need to make another trip. I wanted to be a Wildcat and Kentucky had everything I wanted in a school. It hit me real hard and I knew there was no reason for me to take my Iowa State visit or any other visit."

How long did it take Adeyemi to make the call?

"We went right back into the house and I called Coach Petri and told him I wanted to be a Wildcat."

The 6-foot-1, 170-pound wide receiver knows Kentucky has taken some great strides and speed is the name of the game in the SEC.

"I looked at what they did this year and the type of players Keenan Burton and Steve Johnson have become and can see myself following in their footsteps. I'll have a chance to come in and play early and I really liked everything about UK from my visit."

That visit saw Adeyemi hosted by Ashton Cobb on the weekend of December 14-th and it was during that time a lasting impression was left.

"I really like the facilities both football and academic wise. I felt as if I belonged with the team since I got a chance to hang out with them and the coaches were the bomb."

Despite missing three games this season with turf-toe, Adeyemi stilled hauled in 36 balls for 540 yards and 6 touchdowns and another score on a run back.

Adeyemi held offers from Iowa State, FIU, UAB, Ole Miss, Western Michigan and Baylor as well as the Wildcats.

At this time Adeyemi reports a GPA and test score that will make him eligible to accept and sign on letter of intent day. He's looking at three different areas to major in at UK including Sports Management and Physical Therapy.

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