Saturday, December 27, 2014

Football: Eastern's Ayeni commits to Rhode Island

Football: Eastern's Ayeni commits to Rhode Island

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By Phil Anastasia

Eastern's Kingsley Ayeni has committed to Rhode Island on a football scholarship.

Ayeni, a 6-foot-1, 217-pound linebacker, said he visited Rhode Island last weekend.

Holy Spirit's T.J. Anderson also was visiting the school at that time and also has commited there.

"I felt like it was the right place for me," Ayeni said of Rhode Island.

Ayeni was a standout linebacker and fullback for Eastern, which went 10-2 and reached the SJ 5 title game.

Ayeni was recruited as an outside linebacker.

Last season, he carried the football 80 times for 614 yards and eight touchdowns as a fullback.

As a linebacker, Ayeni has 37 solo tackles, 5.5 sacks and 9 tackles for loss. He also forced three fumbles.

He plans to major in nursing.

"I always knew I could play at the college level," Ayeni said. "I felt like there was a school out there that would take a chance on me."

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Born and raised in South Jersey, Phil Anastasia prefers standing on the sidelines at high school football games on Friday nights to sitting in the press box at Eagles games on Sunday afternoons. He’s a graduate of Rowan University with a degree in English. Reach Phil at panastasia@phillynews.com.

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