The Virginia Tech Hokies hosted one of South Carolina's top 2014 prospects in cornerback Jawanza Adams of Woodmont High School recently. The Hokies are known for their dynamic defense under the direction of defensive coordinator Bud Foster and Adams went to Blacksburg hoping to make an impression on Foster and the Hokies staff. He sat down with Scout.com to talk about his camp visit and more recently.
"I had a great time in Blacksburg and got a chance to hang out and learn from the coaches and a few Virginia Tech commits (CeQuan Jefferson and Holland Fisher). I felt at home and got a chance to tour the campus a little bit and it was a very friendly atmosphere."
Asked to rate his visit with Virginia Tech on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the best he quickly responded, "I would rate the camp a 9 out of 10."
It was a chance for Adams to showcase his talents for the Hokies staff and compete against other top prospects from the surrounding states. He talked about some of his fondest memories of the camp with us.
"My favorite part was the 1 on 1's against some of the best wide receivers in the Virginia, Baltimore, and D.C. area and holding my own. It was also special to me because I grew up around that area when I was young which made it even more fun."
His work at the camp apparently impressed some of the Hokies coaching staff too.
"I got a chance to talk with defensive coordinator Bud Foster and coach Gray the defensive backs coach all during the camp and they gave me immediate feedback on how I did. Coach Gray said I did very good and had solid technique. I think I impressed him, and coach Foster said I was a very good athlete."
Asked to give a self evaluation of how he performed at the camp Adams had this to say.
"I think I did very well testing and in the defensive back drills at the camp and very well held my own."
In regards to his testing Adams said he ran in the mid 4.5 second range in the 40 yard dash, ran a 4.3 second shuttle, and had a 33 inch vertical during the camp.
"I dont have any offers now, so I can't be too picky, but I think my time in Blacksburg set the bar very high for other schools. Virginia Tech would definitely be my early favorite."
Adams says he's done with camps for the off season and he'll completely turn his attention to his upcoming junior season with Woodmont. The Wildcats play a tough schedule in the AAAA ranks and it will be a test to his skills at cornerback every week. Expect Adams to take a few games in on Saturdays too he says.
"I'll most certainly try and make it out to Blacksburg and Clemson this season to see them play and some other ACC schools too hopefully."
Not having any offers yet Adams has a sense of focus and determination about himself when we've encountered him. That mentality matched with his talents on the field should see more schools come calling as well as some offers before too long we feel. For now Adams says he'll continue to put forth the required work to land multiple offers in the near future.
"Nobody is hungrier than me for that first offer! I set many goals for myself this off season and regular season and that has been on the top of my list since my freshman year. Every workout I do that always crosses my mind. Am I doing enough and I think I have to do things nobody is willing to do in order to accomplish things they have never done."
Stay tuned to SCPrepNation.com...we'll have more recruiting updates with Jawanza Adams and other top prospects here in the Palmetto State!
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