Signee: WR/DB E.J. Adams

Posted Feb 2, 2005

E.J. Adams from North Gwinnett High School has signed with the University of Kentucky ...

E.J. Adams
Wide Receiver/Defensive Back
6-0, 190, Fr-HS
Suwanee, Ga. (North Gwinnett)

Explosive athlete who could play wide receiver or defensive back on the collegiate level … Three-year letterman and two-year starter at North Gwinnett HS in Suwanee, Ga. … Was a quarterback throughout his playing days until his senior year, when he moved to wide receiver and running back … Started at QB his junior season and threw for more than 1,300 yards and rushed for 690 yards … During his senior year, he caught 48 passes for 654 yards and eight touchdowns … Rushed for 205 yards and five TDs … Earned Gwinnett County Player of the Month and two county player-of-the-week honors … North Gwinnett compiled a 9-3 record during his senior year, advancing to the second round of the playoffs in Class AAAAA, the largest classification in Georgia … Noteworthy physical abilities include a 4.4-second time in the 40-yard dash and a 41-inch vertical jump … Named one of the top 100 prospects in Georgia … Teammate of fellow UK signee Ross Bogue … Coached by Dennis Roland … “E. J. is an exceptional athlete,” said North Gwinnett assistant coach Mike Dunning. “He can make plays that turn around the tempo of a game. He did that several times this season with his speed alone.” … Joined the track team as a junior, and in his first year he broke the school record in the long jump with a leap of 20 feet, seven inches … Comes from a very athletic family … His father, Earnest, and brother, Corey, each played football at Albany State … His sister, Kimberly, runs track at Florida State … His cousin, Eric Scott, is currently a tight end at UK … Picked Kentucky over South Carolina.

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