Jamar Adams expects great things for his upcoming senior season. The Butler High School (Matthews, NC) standout has been busy in weight room, on the track, and watching film in the off-season to improve his game.
Adams believes he has already shown progress in practice, and is eager to make his presence known in Butler’s first game.
“I’ve been lifting weights and watching a lot of film to get ready for next year,” said Adams. “The one thing I’ve worked on most is my foot speed. My track coach and my Godfather have been helping me train. This summer, I ran a 4.38 in the 40, which is my fastest time so far. Before that I was running 4.4’s and before that 4.5’s, so I’ve improved.
“I’m looking forward to showing what I’ve done [this off-season] during my senior season. My teammates can already tell how much I’ve improved, and how I’ve taken my game higher.”
The 6-3, 200 pound Adams plays free safety and wide receiver in high school. Schools recruiting him like his size and immediately look at him as a safety prospect. Schools who know how fast Adams is, however, believe he can play more than just the safety position.
“Most colleges are looking at me as a safety,” said Adams. “The ones who have seen my speed have said they would like to try me out as a corner. They said if that doesn’t work, they would just put me back to safety. Big, fast corners are hard to come by. A few schools have talked about playing me on both sides of the ball, but I would be a defensive player first and then play some offense.”
According to Adams, he has received six scholarship offers with heavy interest from a number of different schools. His first offer came from Michigan following an impressive showing at the Nike Camp in Blacksburg earlier this year.
The Nike Camp helped Adams gain a little more exposure, which he has since capitalized on.
“The Nike Camp just introduced me to more schools,” said Adams. “I was able to show my speed, and it gave more people insight into my game. The day I returned from the camp, Michigan had offered me. Now I have offers from North Carolina, Michigan, Wake Forest, Vanderbilt, Georgia, and Virginia. Virginia said they are going to offer, but they are showing my transcripts to Admissions just to make sure everything’s alright.”
Nebraska, Miami (FL), NC State, and Virginia Tech are other programs heavily interested in Butler’s rising...
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