Top Ten in Ten: No. 9 Jamal Adams

Jamal Adams committed to LSU live on national TV at the Under Armour All-American Game in January.

Jamal Adams committed to LSU live on national TV at the Under Armour All-American Game in January.

“Top Ten in Ten” is a 10-part blog series on the top 10 players, by importance, for LSU’s 2014 season. We’ll have a player each weekday, counting down to the No. 1 player on Aug. 4, when LSU begins fall camp. 

  • No. 9: Jamal Adams
  • Year, position: Freshman, safety
  • Height, weight: 6-0, 207

Looking back

Rated the No. 4 safety in the nation this past year, Adams is a five-star guy from Texas. He’s seen as a blue-chip player who can help immediately. In a recruiting class ranked No. 2 nationally, Adams was somewhat overshadowed by big names like Leonard Fournette and Malachi Dupre, but those close to the LSU program preach about his skills. He might be the best of the entire lot when looking back three years from now.

Looking forward

LSU needs help in the secondary. Both starting positions are seen as wide open, especially after the Jalen Mills snafu. Mills was arrested in May and is indefinitely suspended. When asked about freshman defenders, coach Les Miles at SEC media days brought up Adams’ name first. Expect the speedy and well-built rookie to see a hefty amount of playing time in Year 1.

Number To Know

1 – Adams’ ranking nationally at the safety position in 2013-14 according to Scout.com

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