|Report Date:||April 2nd, 2018|
Adams was a force on Thursday at the National High School Invitational Tournament, utilizing his plus athleticism in the outfield to make tough plays look routine. A top recruit as a two-way athlete, Adams is committed to play both baseball and football at North Carolina.
Adams plays wide receiver in football, and his ability to track the ball translates well to centerfield, where he gets good reads off the bat, and uses his plus-to-double-plus speed to run down balls in either gap. He also proved to be a run creator at the plate in Green Hope’s 8-3 win over Mountain Ridge, getting three hits — including a triple he laced down the left field line — and scoring three runs. Adams gets out of the right handed box extremely well, constantly producing plus-to-double-plus run times in the 4.15 range. Adams changed the momentum of this game with his electric speed and above average baseball IQ. With the score tied 3-3 in the top of the fifth inning, Adams hit a leadoff single. He proceeded to steal second, then proceeded to score after a throwing error during his swipe of third to give his team a lead they would not relinquish.
Adams flashed impressive tools in both the field, and at the plate. He proved to be a game changer on the bases, and may have a difficult choice between football and baseball in June if he keeps performing at such a high level.