Editors Note: This is an example of don't trust everything you read, even from legit sources. There were some big differences between reality and what some articles about Dadeboe said, I have changed this article accordingly.
We begin our maiden voyage into UB's future with Andrews Dadeboe
High School: Central York, York PA
Grain of salt stat: Reports a 4.5 40 time
Usually kids who end up playing at the Bowl subdivision level start learning the game at the pee-wee level and spend a decade separating themselves out from the pack. Andrews Dadeboe, an immigrant from Ghana didn't start playing football until the eighth grade. His natural athleticism carried him onto the roster at Central York High School and started to draw attention from college scouts by the time his senior year rolled around.
At six foot one, and with a 38 inch vertical that suits him during the volleyball season he is built more like a feature receiver than a defensive back. Andrews did in fact spend some time playing receiver for the Panthers but he stood out more at defensive back which is where he started getting attention. Despite not having a lot of football miles on him Andrews has shown that he might be able to contribute to UB's defensive backfield early, something he alluded to when making his verbal.
By the time he visited Buffalo he was already holding offers from Toledo and was the subject of serious interest from Rutgers, Maryland, and Penn State. The Nittany Lions, a school laboring under NCAA scholarship restrictions asked Andrews to walk on to the team. In the end Buffalo seemed to be the school most serious about getting him on the field early and that played well enough to bring him on board.
In nine games Andrews totaled 32 tackles (14 solo) and two tackles for a loss. He also deflected six passes picked one off and caused a fumble. His best game of the season came against Chambersburg where he had five tackles, a tackle for loss, a pick, and a fumble recovery.
His season was good enough to see Dadeboe into Pensylvania's East West All star game this spring with the States best players
Where Does he fit?
Buffalo is getting slightly long in the tooth at defensive back, especially at safety
|Position||1st (2013 Class)||2nd (2013 Class)|
|CB||Cortney Lester (JR)||Maqus Baker (JR)|
|CB||Najja Johnson (SR)||Carlos Lammons (SR)|
Okoye Houston (SR)
Adam Redden (JR)
|FS||Derek Brim (SR)||Witney Sherry (JR)|
UB will return their entire depth chart compliment of defensive backs but four of them are juniors and four are seniors. If he ends up taking a redshirt in 2013 then he will go into 2014 as a freshman on a team with four seniors and four openings in the defensive backfield.