AState Offers Adams

Tracking down Jonathan Adams Jr. can sometimes be hard.


The talented Jonesboro High School sophomore, whose father is an Arkansas State legend, is a man for all sports. You have to know which sport is going on to find him on campus.

Arkansas State offensive coordinator Walt Bell tracked Adams, who plays football, basketball and track for the Golden Hurricane, watched basketball practice and waited until the end to give Adams the news.



“I was surprised,’’ said Adams, who will compete in the high jump at the conference track meet today at Jonesboro. “He came to practice and spoke to me before and then after practice we talked some more and he offered me.”

At 6-foot-3, 180 pounds, Adams started at wide receiver for a football team that reached the semifinals before falling to eventual champion Pine Bluff. He also started on the basketball team that lost in the time game to the Zebras as well.

“People ask me all the time which sport I like best,’’ he said. “I just tell them I don’t know. And I still don’t know. I have not figured that out yet.”

The Red Wolves are Adams’ first offer.

“I was surprised that I got one after my sophomore year,’’ he said. “I don’t have a lot of highlights on my Hudl page. I figured they would start coming after my junior year.”

Adams spends time practicing all three sports this spring. The Hurricane will go through spring practice for football in May.

His father, Jonathan Adams, Sr., played for Arkansas State during the dreadful 1990s. He was a Parade All-American out of Osceola and ranks fourth on the school’s career rushing yardage list with 3,005. He had two 1,000-yard seasons and is the school’s first Doak Walker Award nominee.

“Yeah he tells me all about it,’’ said the younger Adams.