Texas A&M DE Tunmise Adeleye enters the transfer portal

Tim Verghese (1)by:Tim Verghese12/01/22


Texas A&M redshirt freshman defensive end Tunmise Adeleye announced he will be entering the transfer portal and leaving Texas A&M on Thursday.

The former four-star recruit out of Katy (Tex.) Tompkins played in two games this season, recording seven tackles and four pressures on the quarterback, but suffered an injury early in the season and was passed on the depth chart while he was out. As a freshman, Adeleye didn’t appear in any games.

Adeleye was rated the No. 41 prospect and the No. 3 EDGE rusher in the country coming out of Tompkins in 2021. He sided with the Aggies over the likes of Ohio State, Texas, Alabama, Florida, and more during the Early Signing Period in 2020 and enrolled at Texas A&M in January of 2021.

As a junior in high school, Adeleye recorded 53 tackles, eight tackles for loss, four sacks and one forced fumble before sitting out his senior season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Transfer portal background information

The NCAA transfer portal, which covers every NCAA sport at the Division I, II and III levels, is a private database with names of student-athletes who wish to transfer. It is not accessible to the public.

Once a player’s name shows up in the portal, other schools can contact the player. Players can change their minds at any point and withdraw from the portal. However, once a player enters the portal, the current scholarship no longer has to be honored. In other words, if a player enters the portal but decides to stay, the school is not obligated to provide a scholarship anymore.

The database is a normal database, sortable by a variety of topics, including (of course) sport and name. A player’s individual entry includes basic details such as contact info, whether the player was on scholarship and whether the player is transferring as a graduate student.

A player can ask that a “do not contact” tag be placed on the report. In those instances, the players don’t want to be  contacted by schools unless they’ve initiated the communication.