LAKE BUENA VISTA– Safety Jamal Adams (Lewisville, TX Hebron) is not only competing against the best players in the country this week but he will also announce his decision on Thursday during the Under Armour All-America game.
Adams, who was considered a Texas lock last year, now says that the in-state Longhorns will not be a part of his decision on Thursday.
“Yeah, Texas is out,” Adams said.” It’s just three on Thursda — Ole Miss, LSU and Florida.”
Sometimes in-home visits can be a hassle to prospects as usually they come one after another but for Adams he doesn’t see it as a burden.
“It was great,” Adams said. “It was back-to-back. They all spit all great things to my family and I. I couldn’t really complain about any of it, it was great.”
With Adams making his final decision on Thursday, coaches had to make their final push before the dead period ended and there was solid message among them all.
“Just the opportunity to play,” Adams said. “The opportunity, just what I see in the future. That’s really how I see it. That was one of the main things. I’m not one of those guys who are selfish and just make individual goals. I definitely have individual goals but I have goals as a team. So an opportunity for both winning and playing early.”
Florida is a school that has been the front-runner since last spring and according to Adams, the Gators are still pushing hard for him.
“Florida stays on me,” Adams said. “They’re one of the hardest recruiting me, Coach T-Rob (Travaris Robinson) and Coach (Will) Muschamp, they stay on me. They on me with the recruiting pretty much. He just told me to make the right decision for me. He really pushed that hard. That was his main thing, don’t let distractions or anything [affect you], just make it for you. You have to be selfish in this decision.”
In a whirlwind of a recruitment Adams now has another school that is pushing hard for him lately and that’s LSU.
“I’ve been talking to LSU since the process started,” Adams said. “It was just an incident that occurred with a teammate of mine when he went there my freshman year. I kept them on the low because of the incident with the school and what not. But I’ve always been looking at them.”