RB Keith Adams Jr. (5010 195) of St. George, UT, the son of former Clemson star linebacker Keith Adams, announced a commitment to Clemson early Wednesday morning and became the fifth Clemson legacy prospect to sign with the Tigers for the 2022 class. The other four…WR Cole Turner, DE Jahiem Lawson, LB Kobe McCloud and TE Josh Sapp had previously committed to the Tigers and also signed Wednesday morning.
Adams moved to Utah last summer after living in Canton, Georgia. Last season he rushed for 1376 yards and 24 touchdowns. He also caught 36 passes for 309 yards and 3 touchdowns. “If anybody gets in my way, I’m just going to run them over,” Adams said last season. “They said they liked my film and I’m like the most physical runner they’ve seen on film this year. I was telling them I’m ready to work and keep grinding.”
He also considered South Florida, Air Force and Marshall before deciding on Clemson where he visited officially last weekend.
Clemson’s original offer to Adams last year was for a grayshirt, but the way things were developing for this class, Dabo Swinney was able to change that to a regular scholarship offer effective immediately.
The Tigers are still waiting on announcements today from RB Andrew Paul, DT Caden Story and LB TJ Dudley.
Clemson bio on Adams Jr.
Earned first-team all-state and all-region honors in 2021 after rushing for 1,376 yards and 22 touchdowns on 219 carries as a senior … also added 217 yards and a touchdown on 17 receptions … helped Pine View to a UHSAA/Mountain America state semifinal appearance, upsetting two higher-seeded teams (including the state’s top seed) en route to the final four … named as the top running back in the Washington County area and one of the top three backs in Class 4A in Utah … recorded 252 yards and four touchdowns on only 18 carries against Cedar City … coached by Ray Hosner at Pine View High School … began his prep career at Cherokee High School in Canton, Ga. … two-time first-team all-region honoree for Class 7A at Cherokee, earning selections as a sophomore in 2019 and as a junior in 2020 … scored 14 touchdowns and gained 1,350 yards on 218 carries and caught 17 passes for 217 yards and a touchdown in 2020 … rushed for 1,151 yards and 10 touchdowns on 231 carries in 2019 in addition to catching 12 passes for 114 yards and a touchdown … committed to Clemson on National Signing Day, Feb. 2, 2022 … academic standout with a 3.87 high school GPA who plans to enroll at Clemson in the summer of 2022 … son of Clemson Hall of Famer Keith Adams, a two-time All-America linebacker who won 1999 ACC Defensive Player of the Year and still holds Clemson single-season records for tackles, tackles for loss and sacks … grandson of Julius Adams, a second-round pick in the 1971 NFL Draft who played 16 seasons with the New England Patriots and earned a Pro Bowl appearance in 1980 … born Dec. 19, 2003.