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Saturday’s game an eye opener for 4-star ATH

About a month after collecting an offer from Clemson and three weeks after visiting Clemson for the game against Syracuse on Nov. 5, Blythewood (S.C.) four-star athlete Jordyn Adams returned to campus on Saturday with his mom and a teammate for the Tigers’ rout of rival South Carolina.

Adams spoke with The Clemson Insider about his visit and called Clemson’s 49-point victory — the largest ever by an ACC school over an SEC school — an “eye opener” for him.

“That was actually a big eye opener because I didn’t think it was going to be a blowout considering it was a rivalry game,” Adams said. “So watching all the scores from rivalry games around the country, I thought it was going to be a closer game than what it was.”

Clemson, South Carolina, Ole Miss and UNC are several of the schools Adams is hearing the most from. The 6-foot-2, 175-pounder also has offers from East Carolina, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, SMU, Southern Miss and Virginia Tech.

In addition, the standout two-sport athlete carries baseball offers from North Carolina and South Carolina. Adams would have the opportunity to play baseball at Clemson if he chose the school, as well, and head coach Dabo Swinney has expressed to Adams his stance of support for players who want to pursue multiple athletic ventures.

Adams had the opportunity to speak with Swinney again after the game, as well as co-offensive coordinator and receivers coach Jeff Scott among other coaches.

“All the coaches were really happy that I came back and got to see a really good game,” Adams said.

What did Adams and those accompanying him do prior to the game?

“When we got there, we went around and looked around campus,” Adams said. “Once we got back we ate, met with some of the other recruits that were there and then hung out before we went out on the field.”

“We had a good time and just loved everything that Clemson did again that they did last time we were down there,” Adams added. “We all had fun.”

Clemson offered Adams, who plays quarterback for Blythewood, as a receiver.

Clemson likes Adams’ burst of speed, ability to highpoint the ball and versatility at receiver between the slot and the boundaries.

Not only is Clemson recruiting Adams, but so are a couple of Clemson’s commits. Before the game, Grayson (Ga.) quarterback Chase Brice quoted Adams in this tweet:

At the same time, Knoxville (Tenn.) Catholic wide receiver Amari Rodgers tweeted:

Adams said it was good to feel the love from Brice and Rodgers.

“It feels good knowing they want me to come with them and looking at me and seeing that I can actually play there,” Adams said. “The fact that commits and players right now that are there think I can fit in really helps me out.”

Adams is eyeing a potential decision timeframe of late spring senior year.

When it comes to Clemson, he likes the direction its program is taking.

“I love the things they have accomplished,” Adams said, “and the things that they are going to accomplish in the future, too.”

Adams, who is rated as a top-five prospect in South Carolina and a top-115 prospect nationally, attended the Dabo Swinney Camp in June and performed well. He impressed again at one of his games in September with Scott watching.

Adams said he plans on coming back to Clemson in January for Junior Day.

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