Football Announce Cornerback Addition – West Virginia University Athletics

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia University football coach Neal Brown announced that Rashad Ajayi, a 5-foot-11, 190-pound fifth-year cornerback from Atlanta, Georgia, has signed on scholarship and will be moving from Colorado State to WVU. He still has one year of eligibility remaining.

Rashad Ajayi, S-Sr., CB, 5-11, 190, Atlanta, Georgia/Langston Hughes/State of Colorado

  • Played in 37 Colorado State games and started 35

2021 (Sr.) – State of Colorado

  • Played for coach Steve Addazio at Colorado State
  • Started all 12 games at cornerback
  • Finished with 28 tackles including 21 solo stops and 2.5 tackles for losses
  • Registered three solo tackles in Hawaii
  • Had a tackle for a four-yard loss against the Air Force
  • Recorded three tackles each against Boise State and in Wyoming, including two unassisted tackles
  • Finished with two tackles including a tackle for loss at Utah State
  • Collected three solo tackles in Iowa
  • Season highlight four solo tackles in Toledo
  • Assisted in two tackles against Vanderbilt
  • Opened the season with three solo tackles against South Dakota State

2020 (Jr.) – State of Colorado

  • Started all four games at cornerback in a COVID-shortened season
  • Finished with seven tackles, including one for loss
  • Credited with a pass breakup, the opening game at Fresno State
  • Posted best three tackles of the season against Wyoming
  • His only tackle for loss came in San Diego State

2019 (Sun) – State of Colorado

  • Played in nine games and started seven at cornerback
  • Missed three of the last four games through injury
  • Eight tackles posted including solo stops
  • Finished with three pass breakups
  • Season-best three tackles, including two unaided tackles against Toledo
  • Posted two solo tackles against Arkansas

2018 (Fri) – State of Colorado

  • Started all 12 games at cornerback
  • Finished with 33 tackles including 21 solo, a sack, two tackles for loss to deal with an interception, a team high, two forced fumbles and a team high, six pass breakups
  • First true CSU freshman to start every game in his freshman year on campus since WR Rashard Higgins in 2013
  • Had a solo tackle, a pass resolution, and returned an interception 55 yards for a touchdown against San Jose State
  • Season-best five tackles, including three unaided tackles, and a forced fumble against Wyoming
  • Four tackles recorded against Illinois State and Boise State
  • Recorded four solo tackles and a sack in Florida
  • Had two tackles against Arkansas
  • Finished with three tackles and a forced fumble against Colorado

Secondary school

  • Played cornerback for coach Willie Cannon at Langston Hughes High
  • In his senior year 2017, he recorded 60 tackles, three interceptions and 10 pass breakups
  • In 2017, he was recognized as a cornerback in all regions
  • Season-high seven tackles, including four solo tackles against Northgate
  • Also had six tackles against Allatoona, Alexander and Westlake
  • Had multiple pass separations in four games
  • Served as team captain


  • Son of Janeen Lindsey and the late Oluyomi Ajayi
  • His uncle Steven Robinson played college football in West Georgia

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