2008 Scouting Report: Alonzo Adams

Continuing with our series of scouting reports on TCU's incoming football players, BigPurpleNation.com takes a looks at Alonzo Adams

Defenses in the Mountain West Conference will have yet another concern as they prepare to play the Horned Frogs' in 2008. With the addition of wide receiver Alonzo Adams out of Tyler (Texas) Junior College, TCU has now added the threat of the long ball to their offensive arsenal.

While the Horned Frogs were averaging 11.1 yards per catch during the 2007 season, Adams was ripping off 22.5 yards per grab-- or double that-- for the Apaches. Five of his 27 receptions resulted Adams making his way into the end zone. He also added 45 yards rushing on only five carries. He was named to the All-SWJCA Team for his efforts.

"It was a great situation for me. They throw the ball a lot, it's close to home, but not too close and they needed me and I'll have four years to play three so it was a no-brainer for me," Adams told JCFootball.com after signing his letter-of-intent in January.

The Frogs did air it out an average of 34 times per game last season. Then-freshman quarterback Andy Dalton set single-season records for completions (222), attempts (371), and came up only 165 yards short of the record for yardage.

Although his 5'11" frame doesn't make him the biggest target in the TCU receiving corp., his 31.5" vertical jump gives Adams the ability to go up over defenders to snag a catch. His 40-yard speed of 4.45 also gives him the ability to separate from would-be defenders.

Two seasons ago, as a senior at Westside High School in Houston, Adams reeled in 71 catches for 1286 yards and 10 touchdowns. While leading the Wolves to a 10-2 record that season, he was selected to play in the Texas High School Coaches Association All-Star Game and the East-West All-American Game. He was also a finalist for the Houston Touchdown Club's Offensive Player of the Year.

Adams admitted out of high school that he wants more long-yardage plays to come his way. Saying that he was used primarily as a possession receiver at the prep level, he hit the weight room and worked on his speed.

"I want to be the guy that can hurt teams from anywhere and the only way to do that is to get where I need to be physically," Adams told JCFootball.com

Following his frosh season tearing up the SWJCA, there's no reason to believe that Adams success will not continue as he realizes his life-long dream of playing Division I college football.


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