Football

TomiwaDurojaiye

  • position Defensive Lineman
  • height 6-4
  • Weight 255
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Middletown, Del.
  • High school Middletown

Tomiwa DurojaiyeName is pronounced “TOE-mee-wah durr-oh-JI” (rhymes with “eye”)  … Rated a three-star by both Rivals and 247sports … Ranked as the No. 42 strongside defensive end in the nation and top player in the state of Delaware by Rivals … First-Team All-State selection as both a junior and senior … Named the 2021 Delaware 3A District 1 Defensive Player of the Year by the Delaware Interscholastic Football Coaches Association after helping Middletown claim the 2021 DIAA Class 3A title … Totaled 58 tackle, 25.5 tackles for loss, 10.0 sacks, two forced fumbles and two pass breakups …  In a shortened eight-game season in 2020, charted 45 tackles, 19.5 tackles for loss and 8.5 sacks, helping his team to a 7-1 record and conference championship, while finishing as state runner-up … Middletown also was state runner-up his sophomore season, going 10-1 … Coached by Zach Blum … Picked Kentucky over Michigan, South Carolina, Arkansas, Missouri and others … Felt like Kentucky gave him “best opportunity to play in the NFL and reach my potential on and off the field” … First generation American as his family originated from Nigeria … Signed with Kentucky over offers from Arkansas, Iowa, Michigan, South Carolina, Georgia Tech and others.

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