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Ayinde Eley
Ayinde Eley
LB

Ayinde Eley

#10

LB

Year RS Junior
Height 6-3
Weight 240
Hometown Olney, Md.
High School Good Counsel
Last School Maryland
Ayinde Eley

Biography

Graduate transfer from the University of Maryland … Has two seasons of eligibility remaining … Appeared in 26 games and made 11 starts over three seasons at Maryland (2018-20) … Earned honorable-mention all-Big Ten after tallying 79 tackles, four tackles for loss, a half-sack, two fumble recoveries, an interception and five passes defended in 11 games (nine starts) as a sophomore in 2019 … Had a career-high 12 tackles at Rutgers on Oct. 5, 2019 … Recorded 13 tackles in 12 games (one start) as a redshirt freshman in 2018 and 19 tackles in three games (one start) during the pandemic-altered 2020 campaign … Totaled 109 tackles, five tackles for loss, three fumble recoveries, two interceptions and eight passes defended in his 26 games at Maryland … Was a rated as a four-star prospect by Scout coming out of Good Counsel H.S. in 2017 … Also tabbed as the No. 2 outside linebacker in Maryland, the No. 4 OLB in the East region and the No. 22 OLB in the nation by Scout … Coached at Good Counsel by Bob Milloy … father, Donald Hill-Eley, played football at Virginia Union University … mother, Dr. Songhai Barclift, is an obstetrician … Ayinde graduated from Maryland in December 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in family science … He earned his bachelor’s degree in just three-and-a-half years.

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