February 14, 2007

Adeniji looks forward to return home

In high school, Damola Adeniji was barely a blip on the radar screen of recruiters at South Eugene High School. But after two years of development physically and skill-wise at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, California, the 6-foot-4, 215-pound wideout started to earn some interest. As it turns out, Adeniji could have gone to a smaller college program, but has instead decided to come back home to be a Beaver.

"After I went to junior college, I was getting offers but from nowhere that I could see myself," Adeniji said. "So I talked to the coaches at Oregon State and decided that I'd walk-on and try and contribute there. It's a small college town and I like it up there as it's not too different than Eugene. They're doing big things and I think they're going to be a force in the Pac-10."

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