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One man’s Rugby journey from Kent to California

Ayomide Adelusola moved to San Diego State from the United Kingdom in 2021 and found his home as the university’s rugby president

Photo Courtesy of Cedrick Ndondo-Lay

Standing on a kitchen table, holding a massive speaker above his head, Ayomide Adelusola is instantly recognizable.

In the midst of a Super Bowl party, the speaker blares Taylor Swift’s seminal hit “Love Story,” and he sings along with it, belting the words out with conviction and a surprising amount of tunefulness. But his accent is not American, it’s English.