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Sunday, March 10, 2013
Watch List DB talks FSU offer, tradition

By Damon Sayles

The offers keep coming for ESPN Watch List safety Jamal Adams (Carrollton, Texas/Hebron), but don’t look for Adams to make any rushed decisions. He looks as the recruiting process as a marathon and not a sprint.

Yet his latest offer would make many defensive backs want to make a quick decision.

Adams picked up an offer from Florida State on Friday and upped his offer count to 22. The 6-foot, 195-pound defensive back is being recruited by both defensive coordinator/defensive backs coach Jeremy Pruitt and tight ends coach Tim Brewster at FSU.

While several schools lay claim to the nickname “Defensive Back University,” or “DBU,” few schools have the tradition of producing quality defensive backs like Florida State. From Deion Sanders and Terrell Buckley to LeRoy Butler and Corey Sawyer and beyond, the Seminoles have produced an impressive list of cornerbacks and safeties. And Adams recognizes the prestige.

“They put a lot of great DBs out, and plus, they’ve got one of the top DB coaches from Bama,” Adams said, referring to Pruitt. “They’re very rich in tradition. They are always in top bowl games and winning national championships.”

Adams, in addition to picking up a Florida State offer, added Oregon to his list this past weekend. Adams also has offers from Texas, Texas A&M, TCU, Oklahoma, Florida, Notre Dame, Michigan, Ohio State and others.