WVU Release Rashad Ajayi has signed

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia University football coach Neal Brown has announced that Rashad Ajayi, a 5-foot-11, 190-pound, fifth-year senior cornerback from Atlanta, Georgia, has signed a grant-in-aid and will transfer to WVU from Colorado State. He will have one year of eligibility remaining.

Rashad Ajayi, S-Sr., CB, 5-11, 190, Atlanta, Ga./Langston Hughes/Colorado State
Played in 37 games at Colorado State and started 35
2021 (Sr.) – Colorado State
Played for coach Steve Addazio at Colorado State
Started all 12 games at cornerback
Finished with 28 tackles, including 21 solo stops and 2.5 tackles for loss
Registered three solo tackles at Hawaii
Had a tackle for loss of four yards against Air Force
Recorded three tackles each against Boise State and at Wyoming, including two unassisted tackles
Finished with two tackles, including a tackle for loss at Utah State
Collected three solo tackles at Iowa
Season-high four solo tackles at Toledo
Assisted on two tackles against Vanderbilt
Opened the season with three solo tackles against South Dakota State
2020 (Jr.) – Colorado State
Started all four games at cornerback in a COVID-shortened season
Finished with seven tackles, including one tackle for loss
Credited with one pass breakup, the opening game at Fresno State
Posted a season-best three tackles vs. Wyoming
His one tackle for loss came at San Diego State
2019 (So.) – Colorado State
Played in nine games and started seven at cornerback
Missed three of the final four games due to injury
Posted eight tackles, including solo stops
Finished with three pass breakups
Season-high three tackles, including two unassisted tackles against Toledo
Posted two solo tackles against Arkansas
2018 (Fr.) – Colorado State
Started all 12 games at cornerback
Finished with 33 tackles, including 21 solo, one sack, two tackles for loss, to go with one interception, a team-high two forced fumbles and a team-high six pass breakups
First CSU true freshman to start every game in his first year on campus since WR Rashard Higgins in 2013
Had a solo tackle, a pass breakup and returned an interception 55 yards for a touchdown against San Jose State
Season-high five tackles, including three unassisted tackles, and a forced fumble against Wyoming
Recorded four tackles against Illinois State and at Boise State
Registered four solo tackles and a sack at Florida
Had two tackles against Arkansas
Finished with three tackles and a forced fumble against Colorado
High School
Played cornerback for coach Willie Cannon at Langston Hughes High
Recorded 60 tackles, three interceptions and 10 pass breakups during his senior year in 2017
Earned all-region honors as a cornerback in 2017
Season-high seven tackles, including four solo tackles against Northgate
Also had six tackles against Allatoona, Alexander and Westlake
Had multiple pass breakups in four games
Served as team captain
Personal
Son of Janeen Lindsey and the late Oluyomi Ajayi
His uncle, Steven Robinson, played college football at West Georgia
 

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I agree that CFB recruiting has changed for the worse of the worst. Portal,NIL & immediate eligibility changed things. NCAA in a joke.
Getting an experienced CB for 1 year IMO is better than picking up a late low rated HS kid this late in the process.
At minimum he will provide immediate depth. What is left from HS recruiting will/should/may take a couple years to get to a point where they provide depth. .... That is if the kid evens stays around long enough to develop. Many hit the portal for immediate PT.
 

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I agree that CFB recruiting has changed for the worse of the worst. Portal,NIL & immediate eligibility changed things. NCAA in a joke.
Getting an experienced CB for 1 year IMO is better than picking up a late low rated HS kid this late in the process.
At minimum he will provide immediate depth. What is left from HS recruiting will/should/may take a couple years to get to a point where they provide depth. .... That is if the kid evens stays around long enough to develop. Many hit the portal for immediate PT.
Good reply.
 

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NIL, Portal, immediate eligibility. Good, bad and ugly for programs and players. Be careful what you ask for.
 

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The WVU staff seems to have a handle on working the NIL and portal to their advantage. This season will tell for most cases.
Problem is the NIL situation is out of WVUs hands. We are who we are and the state is what it is. Have a nagging fear that WVU will turn into the Pittsburgh Pirates.
 
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Problem is the NIL situation is out of WVUs hands. We are who we are and the state is what it is. Have a nagging fear that WVU will turn into the Pittsburgh Pirates.
When is the last time we had a really good season? Grier's final season was not a great season. They lost to any team with a pulse. It has been years. I hate to be negative but this has already happened. Heck, we came close going into this season without an effing QB. One of the winningest programs of all time. Think about that. Same deal for VT and several other programs like Maryland. What once were very strong programs can not compete in this current landscape and it is bad for college football.
 

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Will soon be 30 to 40 team division of P6 teams that have their own commissioner and nothing to do with NCAA.
 

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Will soon be 30 to 40 team division of P6 teams that have their own commissioner and nothing to do with NCAA.
Well I can see the SEC and B1G pulling out of NCAA in football only and forming a de facto new tier with it's own playoff and national college championship game patterned after Super Bowl. The rest of the conferences will play for their own minor league crown. A few more teams would flush out the Big 2...maybe So Cal, Notre Dame , Clemson and God forbid Virginia .
 

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