Huskers extend offer to 2014 CB

The Nebraska staff has been busy recruiting 2014 kids a lot earlier in the process this year than they have in recent years under Bo Pelini. It's a level of effort that should pay dividends. It has already to some extent with this '14 recruit who says that he will visit Nebraska this year.

Lewisville (Texas) Hebron cornerback/safety Jamal Adams is a junior from the Dallas/Ft. Worth area that is certainly on the rise. The standout defensive back picked up his sixth offer on Thursday from Nebraska.

"I got an offer from Nebraska on Thursday," Adams said. "My coaches have been telling me that Nebraska came to my spring scrimmage and that they really liked me. My coach went to school at Nebraska so he's been in contact with them.

"Nebraska asks a lot of their cornerbacks and they like me because I am big and physical. I thought that Nebraska might offer because my coach has been in contact with them a lot, but I wasn't sure when."

Adams says that he likes Nebraska and seems to know quite a bit about him. People might point out distance and direction from home to Nebraska, but Adams isn't concerned about that. He has family around that way and he will choose the best school for him.

"It's a great school. They produce a lot of defensive backs that go into the NFL. I know that it's up north from here, but I have family up that way too. It's not far away. I am not concerned about that. I want to go to the best school for me."

The blanks that Adams does happen to have about Nebraska he plans on filling in himself later this year when he takes a trip to Lincoln for a visit. He isn't sure when it will be or if it will be for a game or not, but he made the promise to the coaches at Nebraska that he will visit.

"I am looking forward to getting up there pretty soon. I want to see the school, see the campus and get a chance to meet the coaches. I am going to get more details about Nebraska when I visit.

"We promised that we would visit. It might be for one of their home games or even after the season is over. I just know that I will be up there this year."

Why Adams is such a valuable commodity as a recruit is because of his versatility. Adams could play basically any of the positions in a defensive backfield. He's also physical, but being physical is something that Adams has had to hold back on since his freshman season.

"I am being recruited to play cornerback and safety. I am kind of like a hybrid. That is my strength that I can play both. I am versatile. Playing man to man is one of my favorite things to do. I am physical. I can make the big hit.

"I am coming back from a shoulder injury that I suffered as a freshman that I dealt with last year as a sophomore. It started improving toward playoff time last year and I am looking forward to being healthy as a junior."

The Huskers join an impressive list of offers that Adams is already holding. Adams says that when he makes his college choice that he wants to feel comfortable at the school and in the town that he chooses. Adams has professional aspirations, but he also wants a good education.

"I have offers from TCU, West Virginia, Kentucky, Baylor, Notre Dame and then Nebraska. I want to feel at home when I pick out a college. That's the main thing.

"I want a school that will make me successful playing football, but after four years make me successful in life. I would like to go on and play in the NFL after college, but I am really looking for a great education."

Bryan Munson has worked with Big Red Report for 10 years covering recruiting and football and has covered Nebraska recruiting for 12 years.
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