SAN PABLO, Calif. -- One of the more intriguing athletes at Sunday's Golden Gate Showcase to benefit the Avery Strong Foundation was athlete Kier Gibson-Adams, out of Rocklin (Calif.).
California coaches were particularly interested, watching Gibson-Adams work on both offense (at wide receiver) and on defense, working with both safeties and cornerbacks.
"The thing they're trying to figure out, is that nobody knows [what position]," Adams-Gibson said. "They see me at DB, but they see I have skill at receiver. They ask me what I want to play, and I don't care what I play. I just want to play."
"I've been to the school, I like the coaches and I've talked to coach [Hunkie] Cooper, and I fell in love with the area," Gibson-Adams said of the Aztecs, who have also shown heavy interest.
"They say I've got to believe in the grind," he said. "Stay focused."
Gibson-Adams tallied 16 pass breakups last season, and three interceptions on defense, while catching 51 balls for 572 yards and nine touchdowns on offense -- all team highs. He added 554 kickoff return yards and 14 punt return yards.
At the moment, Gibson-Adams checks in at 5-foot-10, 175, but he's aiming to get to 185 pounds by the time the season starts. Academically, he has a 3.1 GPA, and has not gotten his scores back yet from the SAT.