Jamal Adams, a 6-foot, 190-pounder out of Carrollton (Tex.) Hebron, was already rated as one of the most highly-lauded players in the country, checking in as the No. 3 safety nationally, but it was his star-studded performance at the Dallas NFTC in early April that earned him a fifth star and a spot in the Scout.com Top 25.
"Looks like a basketball star meshed with a middle backer," described National Analyst Greg Powers. "His ability to hit and his aggressive downhill play gives him the skills to man the safety spot in college, but he can play corner as well."
"He has tremendous feet and is lightning quick. He is aggressive with his coverage, and his ability to close on receivers allows him to play with a fearless style."
It's why nearly every major college football program is chasing, from Texas and Texas A&M, to Florida and Florida State, Ohio State and Michigan, Stanford, USC, UCLA, LSU, Ole Miss, Nebraska, Oklahoma, TCU. The list goes on.
Adams has been high on Texas for quite some time, and has visited several times. Last weekend's visit to Texas A&M quickly "blew him away". He plans to visit both again this summer.
With his godfather Joker Phillips (teammate and roommate of Adams' father George at Kentucky) the new receivers coach at Florida, Gainesville will be receiving a visit this summer, along with Florida State. Adams will also trip to Ohio State and Ole Miss, and hit the west coast to see Stanford, USC and UCLA.
"Those are the ones I really want to see before I narrow down," he noted. "I'd like to wait and make official visits to some. We'll see."
In the meantime, Adams is focused on a strong spring football season with the Hebron Hawks, working out at both safety and cornerback, while also seeing some time on the offensive side at running back and receiver.
He and his parents will then sit down after spring season to "figure out dates."BRO EDITOR'S NOTE: Evans is close friends with Demetrius Knox, the offensive line prospect from Texas that we know likes UCLA quite a bit. In a recent Tweet by Knox, it was acknowledged that Evans would visit UCLA with Knox.