Texas A&M recruit dies after car accident

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A Texas A&M recruit died Sunday from injuries sustained in a car wreck earlier that morning after attending his school’s prom.

Tobi Oyedeji was set to graduate from Bellaire High (Texas) this month and enroll at Texas A&M this summer. But a head-on collision with another car caused serious injuries. Attempts at life-saving surgery weren’t successful.

He was 18.

“The world has lost a great kid today,” Texas A&M coach Mark Turgeon said in a statement. “Tobi epitomized the term student-athlete. He was a very good student. He worked hard in the classrooms and on the basketball court and he was a terrific basketball player.

“This is difficult to understand, and today is a very sad day. My heart aches for his mom and dad. Tobi was an only child and I would like everyone to pray for Tobi’s parents.”

Oyedeji was a 6-foot-9, 220-pound power forward who was expected to have in immediate impact for the Aggies.

“He was going to be a big part of our program,” Turgeon told Andy Katz. “More than just basketball, his personality, his character, he would have helped us in so many ways. He was a great student. He epitomized the values we have here.”

Details on a memorial service will be announced in the next few days.

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