Allen (Texas) High School arguably had oneof the most underrated secondary units in Texas during the 2012 season. It became even more obvious of the secondary’s talent after Allen won the Texas Class 5A Division I state championship in December.
On Sunday, one of the team’s starters decided to take his talents to the Big 12. Chad Adams, a shutdown cornerback who was nearing double-digit offers, verbally committed to Baylor Sunday afternoon. A 5-foot-9, 162-pound cornerback, Adams is Baylor’s 14th overall commit and the first cornerback commit of the class.
Recruited by linebackers coach Jim Gush, Adams chose Baylor over offers from Washington, Kansas, Arizona State, Texas State, among others. He committed following an unofficial visit to the campus on Sunday.
“My parents liked Baylor a lot; I felt comfortable with the coaching staff, the place I’d be living and the situation of the football team,” Adams said. “It just felt right as a whole.”
Adams, in addition to being a solid coverage defender, is a cornerback with a nose for the football. Adams finished four tackles shy of 100 his junior year. He also had nine pass breakups and picked off two passes.
Adams is excited about the opportunity of putting up similar numbers in the Big 12.
“I feel like the Big 12 had some great players come through the conference,” he said. “It is very competitive and is one of the best conferences out there.”