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Tigers, Tar Heels battle for 4-star wide receiver Jordyn Adams

 

With time winding down in his recruitment, consensus 4-star wide receiver Jordyn Adams is down to Clemson and UNC.

The 6-2, 175-pound Adams is a playmaker extraordinaire. He played quarterback his junior season and produced 1,800 all-purpose yards and 18 touchdowns. Adams also returns kickoffs and punts.

The Tar Heels have one significant factor working in their favor — the presence of Adams’ father, Deke, on the UNC coaching staff. The Adams family arrived in the Carolinas by virtue of Larry Fedora’s hiring by the Tar Heels in the winter of 2011-12. Deke Adams, a former defensive standout at Southern Miss, left his alma mater along with Fedora to come to Chapel Hill.

Though Adams left UNC for South Carolina after one season, he remained close to his former boss. Fedora hired Adams again this offseason. Jordyn Adams, in turn, transferred from Blythewood High School in South Carolina to Green Hope High in Cary, N.C.

Clemson stands as one of college football’s top programs after playing in back-to-back national championship games. The Tigers offer the chance to play for ACC and national titles on an annual basis. In addition, they offer the chance to play in front of 80,000 fans every home weekend in Death Valley.

The Tar Heels cannot match the Tigers’ recent gridiron successes. However, they can offer early playing time. The Tar Heels lost leading receivers Mack Hollins, Ryan Switzer and Bug Howard after the 2016 season. They will also lose Austin Proehl, Thomas Jackson and Jordan Cunningham after the 2017 season.

Clemson, on the other hand, has a wealth of elite receivers with eligibility beyond 2017. The list includes Deon Cain, Cornell Powell, Diondre Overton, Ray-Ray McCloud, Tee Higgins and Amari Rodgers.

Adams plans to announce his decision at Nike’s The Opening event held in Oregon in late June. Over the next month, the Tar Heel and Tiger coaches will work overtime in an effort to draw in this talented pass-catcher.

 

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