"It was getting closer to signing day," EJ Adams told Inside Kentucky, "and I just felt like I needed to make a decision. It was really stressing me out and I didn't know why. I liked everything about Kentucky; they had been my favorite all along. I guess I just didn't see why I would wait any longer."
The standout from Suwanee (Ga.) and North Gwinnett High School chose the Cats over an offer from Steve Spurrier's Gamecocks and heavy interest from Ohio State and Georgia.
"I just loved the people at Kentucky," Adams said. "Not just the coaches, the administrators, the academic people - they are just all good people and I am very excited about being apart of that.
"That's not to say that the South Carolina coaches aren't good people," Adams clarified, "because they are. Kentucky was just a better fit for me. Coach Spurrier and his staff recruited me real hard and it was very hard to turn them down, but in the end Kentucky was perfect. Oh yeah, and they also have my major."
Adams stands at 5'11 and 185 pounds. He played quarterback, running back, wide receiver, defensive back and safety in high school. According to his coach, he'll play cornerback at Kentucky.
"Coach Brown said I could end up at defensive back or wide receiver," Adams concluded. "I like wide receiver the best, but I can play anywhere on the field."
Adams is the cousin of current Wildcat tight end Eric Scott and his teammate, Ross Bogue, has already committed to Kentucky. Did that play a heavy role in his decision?
"Yes, sir," Adams said. "Having Eric there was a big thing. He's my cousin and he really spoke highly of the program from the start. The fact that they were my first offer was a big deal to me also. Coach Brown and the staff have been with me since the beginning and made me feel needed."
Adams was scheduled to visit South Carolina this weekend but has elected to stand on his verbal commitment to Kentucky; "I'm done, man. Just get me to Lexington."
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