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Versatile player wears multiple numbers for the Homestead Highlanders

Posted at 10:45 PM, Nov 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-12 23:45:21-05

HOMESTEAD  — Ayo Adebogun is quite versatile for Homestead. So much so, he has worn multiple different numbers, for the Highlanders.

Last week, Ayo Adebogun wore the number 60 as he was called into duty on the offensive line.

"On Friday night, you're going to see him playing a lot of different positions," Homestead Co-Head Coach Matt Wolf says. "More than he has, ever before. So, you're going to see him everywhere on our defensive line and at outside linebacker and you're going to see him some on our offensive line too. Last week was actually interesting. He ended up in 54 because we needed him to play a little bit of offensive line."

He's also worn 12, and 98.

Usually, you don't see defensive linemen and linebackers wearing number 12.

"I kind of just wanted to change it up a little bit for senior year. I'm going to wear 98 in college but 12, I just wanted something new. So I was just like, let me just get 12," Ayo Adebogun says.

"It was a little tighter. 98 was an extra-large. And 12's a large, so I kind of didn't wanna get held and stuff," Adebogun says.

But that's how gifted and special this Wisconsin recruit is.

"Best attribute I wanna say is the speed," Adebogun says. "That's a lot of things, that's one of the main things that I have over all other players that are just bigger than me."

And playing for the Badgers? He just might follow in the footsteps, of another talented area product.

"I really think he is an exceptional special football player who's got a bright future," Wolf says.

TMJ4 Sports Lance Allan: "when people say you could be the next Zack Baun, how do you react to that?"

"I think it's true. I think it's possible. And I think I'm going to put the work in to get there," Adebogun says.

12? 98? 60? The number doesn't matter, this young man is a special talent.

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