Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Watch List S Adams talks Ducks offer
By Damon Sayles
With more than 20 offers on the table, ESPN Watch List safety Jamal Adams (Carrollton, Texas/Hebron) ultimately will have to make a big decision.
That decision became even more complex on Wednesday when Adams picked up an offer from Oregon, his 21st overall and fourth from the Pac-12. The 6-foot, 195-pound safety is taking his time with the process, but he said Oregon is a major pickup for him.
And what attracts Adams to Oregon? The same thing that attracts a lot of other athletes out there.
“They have some of the top gear in the country,” he said, “but I can’t base it off that. It’s a great opportunity for me.”
Don’t expect Adams to make a decision on uniforms alone. Adams is aware of the Ducks’ impressive win-loss record. Since 2000, Oregon is 67-10 and has played in four consecutive BCS bowl games. Adams also understands that the Pac-12 has some of the best receivers in the country, and lining up and performing well against them will help push his career.
“I don’t know too much,” Adams admitted, "but they have great tradition. They’re always in the top bowl games.”
Adams said he’s planning on learning more about Oregon’s program. He has additional offers from Florida, Michigan, Ohio State, Texas, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Notre Dame and several other programs.