Five-star safety prospect Jamal Adams has committed to LSU, according to ESPN's Jeremy Crabtree:
Jamal Adams w/ his niece in lap wearing Tiger onesie: "For next four years, I will be attending the University of #LSU." Big get for Tigers.— Jeremy Crabtree ESPN (@jeremycrabtree) January 2, 2014
The 6’0”, 185-pound Texas native has been recruited by what feels like every major program in the nation (19 total schools had interest in the prospect, via 247Sports.com), but the attention the young man received proves most universities feel Adams could develop into a viable starter at the college level.
Adams is ranked as the No. 27 overall recruit and No. 2 safety in the 2014 class by 247Sports.com, and most believe the prospect could develop into a top-tier defensive back.
There are a few elite secondary players left on the 247Sports recruiting board, but Adams is a special talent with huge upside.
With 178 tackles and nine interceptions in his three high school seasons coming into his senior year, it’s clear that the developing prospect is the kind of dual-threat safety that can stop the run and defend the pass at the next level.
In the proper facilities of a major college campus, Adams will be able to put weight on his frame to help him adjust to the bigger competition. That doesn’t mean he won’t be starting the season with the first team defensive unit wherever he lands, though.
Adams was named second-team All-American by 247Sports, and the accolade comes with high expectations for his freshman season.
Landing Adams is a huge coup for his new school, and the fans could see the safety prospect making an impact on the field as soon as next season.