A decision did not take long for Jarius Adams after a June filled with recruiting camps and unofficial visits. The 5-foot-11, 175-pound cornerback out of Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.) Dwyer committed to Rutgers this weekend over finalists Toledo, Bowling Green, Appalachian State and Middle Tennessee State.
“Rutgers is a great option for me because it gives me a chance for a big future,” Adams said. “I loved … the academic opportunities on my visit and the chances with being near New York.”
Adams earned a Rutgers offer during a camp visit. The chance to join a Big Ten program, he said, was an instant draw to the Scarlet Knights.
“That was actually one of the first things I thought when they gave me the offer,” Adams said. “I know I can compete at that level. Playing in the Big Ten lets me show all of the other schools what they missed out on. It’s a great opportunity.”
Head coach Kyle Flood and defensive coordinator Joe Rossi both impressed Adams on his visit.
“Coach Flood and coach Rossi are definitely great guys,” Adams said. “I got along great with both of them. Coach Flood is the kind of guy that just makes you feel comfortable. I know me and my family can trust him with everything.”
Adams said he felt comfortable during his Rutgers visit, and instantly appreciated the verbal offer issued by the Scarlet Knights. Crediting Rutgers with coming into the picture early, Adams is excited to showcase his talents in the Big Ten.
“I always compete,” Adams said. “I always have good character. I’ll put up 150 percent on the field. I’ll show why I should be the person in that spot. I’m going to compete every day.”