Now that the 2013 class is all but wrapped up, with the possibility of Corn Elder (Ensworth/Nashville, Tenn.) still out there, we will take a look back at the historic signing class prospect by prospect. There are a number of ways to sort out the order of the list, but the most politically correct way is just to do it alphabetically. That being said, we start off the list with wide receiver Quincy Adeboyejo.
Cedar Hill High School (Cedar Hill, Texas)
6’3 175 Lbs.
Rivals: 4 star
Scout: 3 star
ESPN: 3 star
247: 3 star
Chose Ole Miss over Nebraska, TCU and Texas Tech.
Previously committed to Texas A&M.
Adeboyejo also had offers from Arizona State, Auburn, Clemson, UCLA and West Virginia among others.
Committed to Ole Miss on Jan. 25, 2013.
Possible playing time in 2013: It is no secret that Hugh Freeze likes to use a lot of receivers. A total of seven wide receivers (Moncrief, Logan, Sanders, Neat, C. Moore, P. Moore, and Core) all caught at least one pass last season. All seven receivers are returning this season, and it is an area of tremendous depth. Core saw most of his time on special teams and will likely switch to safety this offseason anyway. Collins Moore figures to have a larger role this season after he missed most of the 2012 season with a torn labrum in his shoulder.
The coaching staff thinks very highly of Adeboyejo considering they discontinued their pursuit of Stacy Coley, one of the more heralded receivers in the country, in order to focus on Adeboyejo. That being said, Ole Miss signed four receivers in this class, adding even more depth to the equation. The top receiver in the country, Laquon Treadwell, figures to see significant playing time from day one. Derrick Jones joins Adeboyejo will play the same routes as both are above-the-rim deep threats. Quadarias Mireles owns an advantage over the other three as he is already enrolled in school and will have an opportunity to get implemented into the system early. I look for him to see sparing playing time his freshman year, with an increase in 2014 after the departures of Logan, Neat, P. Moore, and possibly Moncrief.
Wrap-up: Adeboyejo has height, speed, and leaping ability. His time in Oxford will likely be defined by his ability to get to jump-balls in the endzone. He catches the ball at the highest point and has terrific body control. giving him the advantage over defenders more times than not. At 175 Lbs., he needs to add some weight and his routes need a little work as for now he relies on his athleticism. Guess what? That is what college coaching is for, so he will be just fine and is ceiling is high, high, high.