Big plays are the name of the game for Adams

A dynamic playmaker who hurts teams with the ball in his hands is exactly what offenses around the country are looking for. Tyler WR Alonzo Adams (6-0, 195) is a wideout that can make plays from anywhere on the field and he spoke with about recruiting as well as what he's already focusing on this offseason.

"Getting bigger and stronger and faster," Adams told matter-of-factly. "That's what everybody says, but I'm really focused on that right now.

"I'm in the weight room almost every day and I'm speed training too. 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."

As a freshman in 2007, Adams definitely hurt teams with his receiving and running skills. He totaled 40 receptions for over 800 yards and six touchdowns while being named 1st Team All-Conference for his efforts.

"Having a big year was one of my goals, but that wasn't the only goal," Adams said. "I was a possession receiver in high school, so when I got here I said I wanted to be more of a big-play threat and as the season went along that's what I became.

"I take pride in my route-running and that always got me separation before, but now I have that plus my speed (4.45) and that will help me even more."

Adams prepped at Houston Westside in Houston, Texas and was a full-qualifier, but he had some struggles when it came to recruiting.

"I had a couple of schools looking at me, but I just really had some bad luck," Adams said. "Situations came up where a coach was looking hard at me and wanted to offer me, but then the staff got fired or they moved to a different school, so I didn't get an offer.

"It was frustrating, but what can you do? I mean it was either stop playing football altogether or come to TJC and see what else I could do.

"I love it here. It's a great campus, I love the staff I have coaching me and the players are cool. It's really been a blessing for me to come here."

Now on the recruiting front, Adams is looking to send his tape out to a plethora of schools.

"Rice Houston, Texas, Baylor, Florida, Georgia, Oklahoma; I mean, you name it and I'm pretty much open to it," Adams said with a chuckle. "I want to play D-1 ball. It's been a goal of mine since I was a little kid to play major college football and I'm close to realizing it, but the work isn't done for me yet.

"I'm getting my tape finished up and then I'm going to be mailing it out to a lot of schools, so I'm hoping someone will like what I have to offer and we can just go from there."

Because Adams was a full-qualifier he can leave at any time. His plan is to play this fall and then sign with a school in December, hoping to be on campus for spring practices.

Wherever he ends up, Adams will have three years to play two after this coming season.

We'll continue to follow Adams' progress over the coming weeks and months and update news as it changes.

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