Adams returned, accompanied by close friend and LSU commit Edward Paris, who spent the entire weekend selling him on what the Tigers had to offer. But even though LSU felt it had made major strides, most still believed that Texas and Florida had the edge, with the Gators in particular feeling confident considering Adams' godfather, Joker Phillips, was the wide receivers coach in Gainesville.
But LSU didn't let that get in the way, selling Adams on the stability of the coaching staff, something that neither Texas nor Florida could offer at the time. Then one month after his official to Baton Rouge, Adams made it official by committing to the Tigers during the Under-Armour All-American Game on Jan. 2.
Pulling Adams out of Dallas was a major steal for the Tigers as they secured a commitment from the nation's No. 1 safety. Adams is a true ballhawk in the defensive backfield and should fit in nicely as a free safety. He has tremendous closing speed and the mental awareness to serve as a leader in the secondary, something LSU has lacked since Eric Reid left in 2012. With the safety position seeming wide-open for the 2014 season, Adams certainly has the potential to compete for playing time as soon as he steps foot on campus.