by Jamaar Hawkins, i64sports
Despite a number of talent underclassmen in attendance at yesterday’s Elite 11 regional camp, Keylen Adams was a name constantly mentioned by scouts.
On Monday, Adams picked up his second Division I offer, this time from in-state Virginia Tech.
Adams believe his play during the GAME Academy 7 on 7 league has improved his stock on the recruiting trail. The 6-foot-3 wide receiver also mentions interest from Old Dominion, Penn State and Pittsburgh. After picking up his first offer from UNC it looks like Adams will be a prized recruit in the 2024 class.
“I feel like I am the best wide receiver in the class of 2024, but I still got room to improve and be the best in the country,” Adams said of expectations that have already placed him among the top freshmen in the country to watch.
In terms of a future college home for the freshman phenom, Adams’ teammate Tayon Holloway is a UNC-lean, but another teammate George Wilson has already signed with South Carolina. Former Stallion Lakeem Rudolph is a freshman on the Hokies roster. But his relationship with Holloway is one that is paying immediate dividends for Adams.
“I feel like it’s a good experience,” Adams said of the chance to learn from Holloway. “We make each other better by helping each other in practice and even after practice.”
Qutrell Payton, who coaches both Adams and Holloway (along with Wilson) at Green Run can’t say enough about Adams who he expects to be one of the top wide receivers in the country much sooner than later.
“This kid is going to be the best wide receiver in the country when it’s all said and done. I’ve said this since his 7th grade year at Larkspur. I still stand on that,” Payton added.