Adams Signs with Rutgers

Rutgers continues its strong finish to National Signing Day after Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.) Dwyer cornerback Jarius Adams reaffirmed his commitment to the Scarlet Knights. The three-star cornerback signed with Rutgers after both Michigan and Wisconsin entered the picture in January.

Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.) Dwyer cornerback Jarius Adams originally committed to Rutgers in the summer, but wanted to make some visits.

He also committed to Rutgers on the day it mattered the most.

Adams sent his national letter in about 30 minutes before his announced, choosing the Scarlet Knights over Michigan.

“It chose Rutgers because I thought it was a perfect fit,” Adams said. “Every since I committed to that school, I feel like I made the right choice.”

Adams was comfortable with Rutgers, but when Michigan and Kentucky made a large charge, he wanted to listen. He made an official visit to Michigan last weekend, but didn’t get a good vibe from the Wolverines.

However, the players at Rutgers were different for Adams, and he hit it off well with Rutgers defensive coordinator Jim Panagos.

“I like the players there and I like the coaches,” he said. “I think it is a good group of players and I got along with all of them.”

Adams gives the Scarlet Knights more depth in the secondary.

“Adams is a versatile defensive back from South Florida and a good football program in Dwyer,” Scout national recruiting analyst Jamie Newberg said. “Adams has good speed but not elite speed. He has good ball skills and quickness and shows the ability to turn and run with receivers in man coverage. Adams is solid in run support but not a killer. I think he has a good skill set that should transition well to the next level and Rutgers.”

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