Adams Draws High Major Interest Late

Every year a few late bloomers pop up as high major prospects late in their senior season. Jeremy Adams has the make up of a late bloomer and we caught up with him to get an update on his season and recruitment.

Jeremy Adams could have signed early. He had scholarship offers from South Alabama, Georgia State and New Orleans, but he wanted to wait and see if any high major programs would bite.

Mission accomplished.

After a tremendous start to his junior season, Adams, a 6-foot-5, 210-pound wing, has had schools like Marquette, Oklahoma State, Mississippi and South Florida trailing him.

All four of those schools have been in to see the Madison (Miss.) Central standout. Texas A&M is also expected to see him against Murrah (Miss.) High on Friday.

"I didn't know I would get this attention all along," Adams said. "When I went into the season I was asking people what I should because I had offers from South Alabama and Georgia State and people like that."

"Some said I should go ahead and sign because there isn't a guarantee that I'll have a scholarship at the end of the season," he continued. But I knew if I went out there and performed that something else would come around and that's what happened."

Of the schools showing him interest only South Florida has offered him a scholarship. But another Big East school has joined them in showing him the most attention.

"I guess I have started developing relationships [with coaches]," Adams told "I've been talking to Marquette and South Florida a lot through email. Those are really the two main schools that I'm talking to right now."

"South Florida has offered me a scholarship and Marquette is really showing strong interest. Their head coach is coming down on Martin Luther King Day to watch me play."

So what does Adams bring to the table? According to the 2009 prospect, he's a versatile guard that can play a variety of positions.

"I can play the one, two or the three," he said. "But I'm more of a combo guard. I can score it in a lot of different ways, but I can rebound, pass and shoot the three too."

Through 16 games this season, Adams is averaging 27 points and eight rebounds per contest.

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