Tony Adams Recaps Missouri Visit

Class of 2017 ATH Tony Adams recaps Missouri visit, plans commitment decision within a few weeks.

St. Louis University High School standout Tony Adams wasn’t able to make Missouri's ‘Night At The Zou’ event on July 23, but he made it back on campus for an unofficial visit as soon as he could. 

Adams, a Class of 2017 wide receiver-cornerback, headed to Columbia on Monday after his team’s first practice session of the season in the morning. He said he spent time talking to the Missouri coaches, toured the facilities and campus. 

“I liked it a lot,” Adams said. “It was great, for real.”

Now the 6-foot, 190-pounder has a difficult decision to make, one that he plans to figure out in the next few weeks.

Adams already had a handful of offers from smaller schools in early June when he picked up offers from Illinois and Missouri after impressing at their camps. He has since visited Illinois and enjoyed it, but now picking one of the schools would seem to be more difficult following his unofficial visit to Missouri.

“It’s a lot harder because you want to make the right decision,” Adams said. “You want to go where it’s best for you and not just for the name. I don’t know. It’s a lot harder now after going to Mizzou and liking it.”

How will he figure out the answer?

“I’ve got a couple schools in mind, but I don’t know,” Adams said. “I think I’m going to go where I think I can play first. I think I can contribute to any school I go to, so wherever I think I get the best opportunity to play first that’s probably where I’ll go.”

Adams plays wide receiver and free safety for his high school and is being recruited as either a wide receiver or cornerback, a position he showed he could play when he camped with Illinois and Missouri.

He said Illinois is recruiting him as more of a cornerback, while Missouri coaches told him he could play whatever he wanted with the Tigers. 

Adams said he’s looking at where he could get on the field first and could go either way. 

“I’m going to keep working at both positions,” he said, “and when I narrow things down and figure out this decision I think it will be the right one and whatever school I go to I’ll be comfortable playing that position they want me to play.”

Adams, a three-star prospect, is rated by as the 81st-best cornerback nationally in the Class of 2017.

“Looking down the line, seeing the potential, I’m not as good of a corner as I could be because I never really played the position, but now I’m learning,” Adams said. “I just started working out, trying to become a corner. After that Mizzou camp I really started trying to train and become a corner, learn the position. 

“I think right now I’m a better receiver than I am a defensive back but I think down the line I could be a more polished defensive back than receiver. I think I have more potential in that area.”


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