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 Tigers’ 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 Clemson’s 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 rival game,” Adams said. “So, watching all the scores from all the rival 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 recruiting Adams the hardest. 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.

On Saturday, Adams had the opportunity to speak with Swinney again after the game, and also talked with co-offensive coordinator and receivers coach Jeff Scott as well as 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. “And then 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 on Saturday, Grayson (Ga.) quarterback 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 stuff like that, 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 that I can fit in really helps me out.”

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

Clemson is in a good position with Adams right now.

“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 showed 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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