5-star safety Jamal Adams commits to LSU, using baby niece as prop

Wescott Eberts

The Tigers use a late run to grab a big five-star recruit, and the five-star used his baby niece as his announcement prop.

Jamal Adams is one of the top recruits in the country, and he's another big star headed to Baton Rouge. The five-star prospect has committed to LSU, giving Les Miles another big addition to his 2014 class. He revealed the news via his niece:

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Adams can play multiple positions, including safety, running back and returner, and is listed as a safety by the 247sports composite (which rates him a five star). Listed at 6'0 and 199 pounds, he attends Hebron (Texas) High School and hails from Carrollton, Texas.

The 247sports composite rates Adams as the 27th-best prospect in the class, as well as the second-best safety in the country and the fourth-best player in the state of Texas. LSU won Adams's commitment over offers from Florida, Texas, Texas A&M, Florida State, Ohio State and others.

LSU only entered the fray in December, as Texas and Florida were previously considered the main contenders for Adams. Our own Wescott Eberts scouted him in March:

Before the games start, he's the taskmaster of the team, making sure that his teammates are focused and locked in on the task at hand. During games, he's the vocal leader, calling out instructions and encouragement. In other words, he has the makeup of a player who will eventually become a team leader in college as well as a coach on the field.

At 6'0, Adams isn't one of the most physically imposing safeties around, but he's a hard hitter who notably has to reign himself in when he can't tackle during the summer and has the feet and overall speed of a cornerback, so he'll be a scheme-versatile prospect in college who can play virtually any position in the secondary.

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