November 6, 2008

Memphis lands JUCO WR from California

On Wednesday morning Memphis University added its tenth commitment to its 2009 recruiting class. Continuing to work hard on the California Junior College trail, the Tigers landed DeJarrius Adams out of Torrance (Calif.) El Camino C.C.

"I committed yesterday morning," Adams said. "I committed to the University of Memphis. It was a couple of weeks ago where I saw them play against Louisville and I saw what type of offense they run and I really liked it and think that I can contribute."

Adams' relationship with Memphis recruiting coordinator Justin Crouse was another big factor to the end of his recruitment, along with the offensive system.

"I've been talking to them for a while," he said. "They offered me early in the spring and I just thought about it but I didn't really know much about them. Then I saw a game and that five wide receiver set and that's what I like to see. It was the offense and also JC, Coach Justin Crouse. He kept in touch with me every week and he kept asking am I ready to commit?"

Adams finally was ready to commit over interest from Kansas State, Akron and FIU. While there may be other schools that could spark his interest, Adams is excited about his Memphis commitment.

"The thing is, I'm trying to close [my recruitment] down right now," he said. "I'm committed to Memphis and I guess that is the right spot for me, I'm thinking about sticking with it. I like Memphis a lot. I do have other schools on my mind but I'm committed to Memphis."

While many of Memphis commitments to date have been versatile athletes, Adams is a wide receiver all the way and has a lot of ability as an outside receiver due to his size and frame. He will have three years to play two seasons and hopes to be a winter graduate and enroll at Memphis for the spring.

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