Spring Practice Number 7 Held Thursday
Garnet & Black Spring Game Set for April 13
Kickoff at 1 p.m. on ESPN
South Carolina vs LSU
Second-year tight end who was impressive in his first season for the Garnet & Black, earning a spot on the SEC All-Freshman team in 2012... expected to play even a greater role this year with the departure of starter Justice Cunningham... creates a mismatch problem for the defense... listed on the second team entering the fall behind Rory Anderson, but expect the Gamecocks to show some two tight end sets... shared "Most Improved" tight end honors during the spring with Anderson.
2012: True freshman tight end... earned SEC All-Freshman accolades by the league's coaches... caught four passes for 90 yards and a touchdown in nine games... averaged 22.5 yards per reception... one of three true freshmen to play in the season opener at Vanderbilt... caught his first pass, a 33-yarder from Seth Strickland, in the win over UAB... had a 16-yard reception at LSU... logged a 12-yard reception at Florida... caught his first touchdown pass, a 29-yarder against Arkansas for the game's first points.
PREP SCHOOL: Attended Fork Union (Va.) Military Academy in the fall of 2011... played for John Shuman... considered a four-star prospect by Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247Sports.com, and a three-star prospect by ESPN.com.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played quarterback, tight end, linebacker, defensive end and punter in football and was a power forward on the basketball team at Scott's Branch High School in Summerton, S.C., graduating in 2011... led the Eagles to the 1A Division II state title as a senior... coached by Leonard Johnson... in two years at quarterback he threw for 689 yards and 12 touchdowns in the run-dominated offense... also caught 21 passes for 581 yards and eight scores in his career... logged 96 tackles with five interceptions and a sack as a junior on the defensive side of the ball... caught three touchdown passes as a tight end in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas... was the first player from his high school to play in the Shrine Bowl... also played in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl in Myrtle Beach... the Eagles were the 2008 1A Division II state champions and the 2009 state runners-up... also played basketball, averaging 19 points and 13 rebounds as a junior... given a three-star ranking, considered the state's 10th-best player and rated as the 17th-best tight end in the country according to Rivals.com... given three stars and considered the nation's 30th-best high school tight end by Scout.com... a four-star recruit by 247Sports.com... named to PrepStar's All-Atlantic Region class... selected South Carolina over Clemson.
PERSONAL: Jerell D. Adams was born December 31, 1992... is undecided on his major field of study.