It won’t be for another year, but Rich Rodriguez is expected to add a talented and experienced piece to his collection of running backs.
By way of the Arizona Daily Star, Dami Ayoola announced Monday night that he will continue his career at the FBS level at Arizona in 2015. Ayoola will spend the 2014 season at the JUCO level before officially signing with the Wildcats.
Ayoola, who will have two years of eligibility remaining beginning in 2015, reportedly opted for Rodriguez and UA over offers from, among others, Auburn, Iowa, Kentucky, Notre Dame, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
In 2012, Ayoola appeared in 11 games as a true freshman. He was third among Illini running backs with 117 yards. In September of 2013, Ayoola was dismissed from the Illini for violating unspecified team rules.
While he returned to the Illini on a conditional basis in December, he was permanently separated from the football program earlier this year.