St. Louis University High athlete Tony Adams decides on Friday

Three-star athlete Tony Adams will announce college decision on Friday

Tony Adams was one of the Midwest's fastest risers this summer. On Friday, he will end his whirlwind recruitment.

The three-star athlete on Thursday announced on Twitter that he will commit on Friday. He told Illini Inquirer that the decision will be between Braggin' Rights rivals Illinois and Missouri.

"The hardest decision I've ever made," Adams told Illini Inquirer.

Adams earned a scholarship offer from Illinois -- the first power-five program to offer -- after a strong showing at the Illini's St. Louis satellite camp in June. There, Adams flashed his speed (4.5-second range), athleticism (10 feet, 1 inch broad jump) and versatility. 

He worked out as a defensive back for secondary coach Paul Williams, at running back with assistant Thad Ward and at wide receiver with assistant Andrew Hayes-Stoker.

Adams likely will play cornerback for the Illini. He has the length, athleticism and physicality Smith prefers in cornerbacks.

Days later, Adams camped at Mizzou and received an offer from the Tigers, as well.

Adams then took a visit to the Illinois campus in late June and then visited Missouri earlier this month.

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