Tigers waiting patiently on 4-star WR Jordyn Adams
|Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 9:02 AM- -|
CHARLOTTE, NC – While Jordyn Adams continues to mull his options, the defending national champions are patiently waiting.
With the way Clemson’s recruiting is going, the Tigers don’t wait on many prospects, but for the two-sport Cary (NC) Green Hope standout, they wait and hope he chooses to don the Tiger Paw in 2018.
Adams participated in Nike’s The Opening Regional in Charlotte Sunday afternoon, and he said he talks with recruiters Jeff Scott and Brandon Streeter several times a week, and their message hasn’t wavered.
“Really every other day or so, Coach Scott or Coach Streeter texts me and asks about baseball and things like that,” Adams told TigerNet. “We talk pretty often, and my relationship with Coach Scott is getting better every time we talk. He tells me that he really wants me and they're waiting on me.”
To know that the national champs are waiting is almost like a dream come true for the 4-star wide receiver.
“It makes me feel good and really blessed. It just shows that my hard work is finally paying off,” he said.
Not only does Adams hear from the football coaches on a regular basis, he’s also in contact with baseball head coach Monte Lee.
“We start playoffs on Tuesday. Playing centerfield is a lot of fun,” he said. “I actually started getting recruited by Clemson through baseball first. Coach Lee is saying that he sees me playing baseball there and being a big, productive player in baseball, too.”
Playing in the outfield helps Adams when it comes to preparing for football season because the two positions are so similar.
“Playing the outfield is kind of the same concept as playing wide receiver because you're tracking down balls and you have to have good hand-eye coordination,” he said. “Playing centerfield correlates to receiver and playing receiver correlates to playing in the outfield.”
Adams said he could definitely see himself in Clemson, especially hanging out in the new Reeves Football Complex.
“Right now, it's just the future that they have coming in and of course the facilities,” he said. “It was crazy. I went there the first weekend they opened it, and it was wild. I've never seen anything like it. I would probably spend most of my time in the game room, nap room or the movie theater.”
However, there still a ways to go before Adams makes his final decision.
“I plan on going to Alabama early on in the summer, but after that any time I feel like I need to go to another school before I make a decision, I will,” he said. “I have a baseball tournament the second week of camp, so I'll probably go early and camp at Clemson for a day.”
The former South Carolinian released a top five of Alabama, Clemson, LSU, North Carolina and Ohio State, but he doesn’t claim any favorites at this point.
“Anytime between now and birthday on October 18th, I'll make my decision,” he said. “I say this to everybody, all of my top five are in the same line. There aren't any leaders and no one is behind.”