January 21, 2013
Tulane DE commitment Ade Aruna excited about future
Ade Aruna found a lot to love about Tulane, so he did not wait long after his official recruiting visit two weekends ago to commit to the Green Wave.
Aruna, a raw, intriguing 6-foot-6, 230-pound two-star defensive end who has played only one season of high school football after arriving in America from Nigeria in 2010, rattled off five huge pluses while explaining why he chose Tulane over Kentucky, North Carolina State and Indiana, among others.
Reason No. 1 was his primary recruiter, co-defensive coordinator and defensive line coach Jon Sumrall.
"He's more than a coach," Aruna said. "He has done a great job. He's not only interested in the game. He's interested in you after the game, too. We have some coaches in America who only want you to come to their school and play a game. They don't care about you afterward, but coach Sumrall is different. He called me sometimes to just talk to me, not about recruiting or about football but about life."
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