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Name: Ayinde Eley (Transfer from Maryland)
College: Georgia Tech     Number: 2
Height: 6-3   Weight: 230
Position: ILB  Pos2: ST
Class/Draft Year: rSr/2023

40 Low: 4.93
   40 Time: 4.97
  40 High: 5.04

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Height: 6032
Weight: 230

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Dates: 03/16/23
Hand: 09 1/2  Arm: 31 7/8
Wingspan: 77 3/8

Height: 6032
Weight: 230
40 Yrd Dash: 4.97
20 Yrd Dash: 2.96
10 Yrd Dash: 1.76
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 20
Vertical Jump: 32
Broad Jump: 10'00"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.62
3-Cone Drill: 7.50

40 Time Range: 4.96-4.97/**Projected 4.78/+.19


 Data Scout Notes: 2022: 2ndC...2021: NAC...2020: NAC...Transfer from Maryland...NAC...2019: HMC

 Ayinde Eley, Georgia Tech, Player News

  2022 ALL-ACC FOOTBALL SECOND TEAM: LB - Ayinde Eley, Georgia Tech, 70 votes,...Eley amassed a whopping 118 tackles to lead Georgia Tech and rank third in the league. In a historic season, Eley became the first Division I FBS player since 2016 with 118 total tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, four forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries in 12 games. Co-leading the nation, Eley is also one of just two Yellow Jackets since at least 2000 to force four fumbles in a single season (Eric Henderson, 2015). He also ranked fifth in the ACC in fumbles recovered and 20th in tackles for loss. - Georgia Tech Football

(DS#46 ILB) rSr/2023 ILB Ayinde EleyGeorgia Tech
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  Georgia Tech linebacker Ayinde Eley was one of seven Yellow Jackets players to be recognized by the ACC on its all-conference team, with Eley earning second-team honors and safety LaMiles Brooks, linebacker Charlie Thomas and defensive end Keion White named to the third team. Wide receiver Nate McCollum, running back Hassan Hall and cornerback Zamari Walton all earned honorable mention. It is the second year in a row that seven team members were recognized. It's the first time since 2017 that three players were named to the first, second or third teams. A team leader, Eley finished second in the ACC with 118 tackles, including 9.5 for loss. His tackle total is also tied for 10th in FBS. His four forced fumbles are tied for most in FBS and are as many or more than seven FBS teams, according to cfbstats.

His play is a product of the instincts developed as a sixth-year senior and by giving exceptional effort in practice. In his first year as a starter, Brooks tied for third in the ACC in interceptions with three and tied for 10th in the conference in passes defended. Brooks, a solid open-field tackler and a student of the game, had 52 tackles - fourth most on the team. Perhaps the Jackets' most versatile player, Thomas put together a season stat line reflecting his range of ability and knack for being around the ball - 112 tackles, 10.5 for loss, two sacks, two interceptions, two fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles. Since 2000, only one other FBS player had equaled or bettered each of those totals in a season. - Atlanta Journal-Constitution

(DS#46 ILB) rSr/2023 ILB Ayinde EleyGeorgia Tech
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  The newest addition to Georgia Tech's collection of analysts has a particularly close connection with a member of the Yellow Jackets team. Former Alabama State coach Donald Hill-Eley is the father of Tech linebacker Ayinde Eley. Tech made the hire in July, bringing on Hill-Eley as an analyst for the offense. Hill-Eley was let go at Alabama State in November in the middle of his fourth season as head coach of the Hornets. He replaces Mike Gregory, who left Tech to become the offensive coordinator at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. Hill-Eley brings a considerable amount of experience to the job. He has been coaching since 1991 and was a head coach at Morgan State 2002-13 and then at Alabama State 2017-21. His expertise is on offense. Eley is going into his final season with the Jackets after transferring from Maryland before the 2021 season. - Atlanta Journal Constitution

(DS#46 ILB) rSr/2023 ILB Ayinde EleyGeorgia Tech
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  Besides the first day of the early signing period and the announcement that running back Jamious Griffin will return to Georgia Tech out of the transfer portal, the Yellow Jackets roster had three additional updates Wednesday. Linebacker Ayinde Eley, who came to Tech as a grad transfer from Maryland and was sixth in the ACC in tackles per game, announced that he will stay for his final year of eligibility. At the end of the season, Eley had said that he had not yet decided on whether he would stay or enter the NFL draft. Eley developed into a team leader since his arrival last January and was named the ACC linebacker of the week for his career-high 13 tackles in the Jackets' win over Duke. Also, Tech received Syracuse tight end Luke Benson out of the transfer portal, which he likewise announced. Benson, from Chalfont, Pa., outside of Philadelphia, played a total of 34 games in three seasons for the Orange. - Atlanta Journal Constitution

(DS#46 ILB) rSr/2023 ILB Ayinde EleyGeorgia Tech
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  OCT 11 ACC LINEBACKER OF THE WEEK: Ayinde Eley, Georgia Tech, Jr., LB, Olney, Md.,...Registered a game-high and career-high 13 tackles in Georgia Tech's 31-27 win over Duke ... The 13 tackles tied for the fifth-most by an ACC player in a game this season ... Key stops included teaming with DE Jordan Domineck for a third-down sack that forced a punt and led to a Georgia Tech field goal early in the second quarter. - ACC Football

(DS#46 ILB) rSr/2023 ILB Ayinde EleyGeorgia Tech
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  The phone calls between Ayinde Eley and his father Donald Hill-Eley are different now. Hill-Eley hears excitement in his son's voice when they talk, particularly when the talk turns to football, as it often might. Eley is a linebacker at Georgia Tech, a grad transfer from Maryland, and his father is head coach at Alabama State. "It's just a totally different conversation when I talk to him now," Hill-Eley told the AJC Monday. "He's really enjoying the game of football, and that helps you reach your potential." Hill-Eley is optimistic for his son's playing time at Tech, aspirations shared by Tech defensive coordinator Andrew Thacker, among others. But more than that, Hill-Eley is glad for the happiness that he hears coming through his phone. As early as Maryland's first game last season, which was his son's fourth year at the school, Hill-Eley said that he knew that his son would be transferring.

"I've got some guys here that don't play, or their (playing) time has been cut," Hill-Eley said of players on his own team. "But the key is having some kind of communication with the guys that they don't feel ostracized. That's the feeling that we got when we were up the road (at Maryland). I just wanted him to get around some guys that, it's not so much whether he plays or not - I think he's good enough to play - but that it doesn't feel personal." At Maryland, Eley started nine of the Terrapins' 12 games in 2019, and he finished second in tackles with 79. In 2020, however, he played in three of the Terrapins' five games with one start. He announced his decision to go into the portal on Dec. 25 and then went public with his transfer to Tech on the 28th. - Atlanta Journal Constitution

(DS#46 ILB) rSr/2023 ILB Ayinde EleyGeorgia Tech
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  Georgia Tech has received the commitment of Maryland linebacker Ayinde Eley, who will arrive as a grad transfer. With 11 starts and 111 career tackles to his credit, Eley looks like he can compete for a starting job in 2021. He is expected to arrive in January, meaning he can take part in spring practice. Eley, from Silver Spring, Md., announced his decision to enter the transfer portal last Friday and made public his commitment to Tech on Monday. At 6-foot-3 and 240 pounds, he will be a size upgrade for defensive coordinator Andrew Thacker. His two starting linebackers for this season, David Curry and Quez Jackson, were listed at 6-2, 230 and 6-1, 225, respectively. Eley will have two years of eligibility remaining. - Atlanta Journal Constitution

(DS#46 ILB) rSr/2023 ILB Ayinde EleyGeorgia Tech
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  Maryland linebacker Ayinde "Ace" Eley has entered the transfer portal, he announced Friday. Eley, a junior, played in three of Maryland's five games this season, recording 19 tackles and one tackle for loss. A Silver Spring resident who attended Good Counsel, Eley ranked second on the Terps in total tackles (79) and first in fumble recoveries (2) as a sophomore. - Baltimore Sun

(DS#46 ILB) rSr/2023 ILB Ayinde EleyGeorgia Tech
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  2019 ALL-BIG TEN HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES): Ayinde Eley,...Eley had a break-through sophomore season for Maryland, averaging 7.2 tackles per game, ranking second on team and 14th in the Big Ten. He also led the Terps and tied for third in the Big Ten with a pair of fumble recoveries. - Maryland Football

(DS#46 ILB) rSr/2023 ILB Ayinde EleyGeorgia Tech
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