A little bit of history

SPARTANBURG - Scotts Branch tight end/defensive end Jerell Adams is the first player from his high school to play in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas.

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The Scout.com three-star tight end spoke with CUTigers after he wrapped up his first practice at the 74th annual all-star game.

"It means a lot to me," Adams said of being the first Scotts Branch (Summerton) player at the Shrine Bowl. "I'm the first person at my school to make history. I've got a lot on my shoulders."

The weight on his shoulders doesn't compare to that on the kids at the Shriners Hospital. Players from the two teams visited the hospital in Greenville on Sunday.

"That was a great experience for me to show the kids some love, play with them," Adams said.

Clemson defensive ends coach Chris Rumph showed some love last week and watched his basketball game versus Manning.

"I did pretty good in the game, but I don't know my stats. I'd have to ask my coach," Adams said.

Clemson and South Carolina are the only schools that sent coaches by Scotts Branch to check in on him.

Adams has scheduled official visits to South Carolina and Arkansas.

"I don't know about Clemson yet. I haven't scheduled on yet," he said.

When asked of his favorites, the nation's No. 28 tight end responded, "I'm between USC and Clemson, and Arkansas. I'm going to wait until signing day."

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