About two weeks ago while discussing his nationally top-ranked running back Zamir White, Scotland County coach Richard Bailey offered his opinion of the top prospects at North Carolina’s “Freak Show” camp.
Bailey’s thoughts in such matters are always important to me for two reasons. First, there’s the the number of players he’s sent to the major-college ranks through the years at Jack Britt and Scotland. Second, Bailey was the first person I heard back in 2012 say that then-little known Tarboro running back Todd Gurley was going to be a star.
UNC’s “Freak Show” featured most of the elite prospects in North Carolina, including Green Hope High School wide receiver Jordyn Adams.
“Next to Zamir, the Jordyn Adams kid may be the next-best in the state,” Bailey said.
The Tar Heels would lose out on landing Scotland’s White, who last Thursday made a verbal commitment to play at Georgia. But they gained an exceptional consolation prize Monday when Adams announced for UNC while attending Nike’s “The Opening” camp in Beaverton, Oregon. He chose the Tar Heels over other finalists Alabama, Clemson, LSU and Ohio State during an appearance on the NFL Network.
Surrounded by his family, including father Deke who is UNC’s defensive line coach, Adams turned his back to the camera and reached into a gym bag behind him.