2014 Corner Still Has Interest in Terps

2014 cornerback Jawanza Adams has been in contact with several schools including Maryland.

Jawanza Adams, a 2014 cornerback from Woodmont High School in South Carolina, said the three schools showing him the most interest are Virginia Tech, Duke, and Missisippi State. Other schools Adams has been in contact with include Nebraska, Arizona, North Carolina, Clemson and Maryland.

Regarding Maryland, Adams says, “I'm interested in them, but I haven't gotten much contact from them.” He adds that he lived in Maryland when he was a child and has friends in the area.

If Maryland were to show more interest in him, Adams admits he would “definitely consider them.” When asked about Maryland's recent move to the Big Ten conference, Adams remarked, “I think they can be contenders in the Big Ten, I think it's a good fit for them.”

Over the summer, Adams attended a Virginia Tech football camp. The corner also made a couple unofficial visits this fall, visiting Duke on November 3rd and Clemson on November 17th. He says he does not have any visits planned in the foreseeable future but will start taking more in the spring.

Adams, a 5'10” 172 lb. corner, suffered an ankle injury in the second game of his season that caused him to miss four games. Once his ankle healed, he came back strong and played the remaining five games of the year.

When he returned, Adams says he was able to improve on “changing direction, speed, and breaking on the ball,” and he adds, “my confidence level was much improved from freshman and sophomore year.”

Adams says his strengths as a corner are watching wide receivers and knowing the tendencies of different receivers. He compares himself to Buffalo Bills corner Stefon Gilmore, and says his idol is Deion Sanders.

Adams describes his role as a leader, “Off the field I'm a great person, I love being a leader, and I make great decisions,” he adds, “On the field I lead the team and lead by example.”

For his college decision, Adams says the most important factors to him are “Academics, graduation rates, relationships with coaches and teammates, overall atmosphere, and playing time.”

Adams has yet to receive any offers, but he is confident that the offers will start coming in once his senior season rolls around.

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