Safety Armani Adams commits to Arizona Football

Sep 24, 2016; Tucson, AZ, USA; Arizona Wildcats head coach Rich Rodriguez walks on the field before the game against the Washington Huskies at Arizona Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 24, 2016; Tucson, AZ, USA; Arizona Wildcats head coach Rich Rodriguez walks on the field before the game against the Washington Huskies at Arizona Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports /

The Arizona Football coaching staff is finding success all over the USA, on Thursday, Coach Rodriguez garnered a commitment from Safety Armani Adams.

Arizona Football received a verbal commitment from their first defensive back for the class of 2018 from Floridian Armani Adams, a three-star athlete. Adams hails from St. Petersburg Florida.

Zona Zealots reached out to Adams to get to know more about him.

We wondered how Adam’s recruitment journey unfolded, “Recruitment started to pick up for me around the beginning of summer,” said Adam’s, “I had a few offers going into my Junior year. My top schools after all of the offers I currently have were Arizona, Ohio University, and the University of Buffalo.”

But instead of waiting to decide and see if he was going to get more offers, Adams pulled the trigger and committed to Arizona. “Arizona is just a unique place. The academics are great, the atmosphere, it’s a new experience to leave the stage as well. I feel like Arizona was the best choice and best fit for me overall,” he explained to ZZ.

Adams currently measures 5-foot-11 and 186 pounds. On top of football, he also runs track. He plays free safety, “I started playing Safety in the 10th grade. It was suggested to my dad to play it because he has seen me playing it in the future and it turned out well. And yes Safety is what I’m playing in college, and I enjoy the position.”

As far as what he is working over the summer, “To get bigger stronger and faster. Just getting myself ready for Arizona.”

Armani’s family is very close, “I have a great family. My mom, dad, uncle, auntie, and grandparents all play a huge part in my life. They all inspire me every day. And, Just about everyone in my family played sports.”

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Not only does Adam’s family inspire him, but his coaches and teammates also do as well, we asked him to tell us more!

“My head coach, Coach Moore. He’s always inspirational no matter the situation. He pushes everyone to be their best. And my position coach, coach Smith. We’re with him a lot through practice, and he just gives us a lot of insight on football and life.

“Teammates such as Khalid Davis and Jordan Presley are inspirational on and off the field. I’m with them all the time. Jordan doesn’t go to my school anymore, but we still hang out together and work out together. My other teammates Jamal Lyles, Rolando Sims, and KJ Moore are always pushing me and others to do their best as well.”

Clearly, relationships and team chemistry are important to Adams, and he has learned a lot from his Lakewood high school team. We asked him about his junior season and what he will remember from his high school career thus far.

“My high school experience has been pretty good for the most part. I don’t really have a ‘best’ moment at my schools there’s been so many. And my most memorable moment playing football in high school was my freshman year. Our last game of the season against St. Pete. It came down to the wire. We were going back and forth. And then another moment was when I got pulled up to varsity. We won playoff games that went into overtime. They were pretty crazy games.”

My team is a team that’ll work hard and gives you their best effort. We won’t back down from anyone and are up for the challenge against anyone.”

According to Arizona Daily Star sports writer Zack Rosenblatt, Adams has a tight relationship with coach Jahmile Addae who led his recruitment, and they talk on the daily. Rosenblatt also reported that he would visit the campus next month.

Here are some highlights from Adams junior season:

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Adams patterns his game after three players in the NFL, “Earl Thomas (Seattle Seahawks), Eric Berry (Kansas City Chiefs) and Tyrann Mathieu. (Arizona Cardinals).”  He reminds us that even though he is not talkative, don’t draw any conclusions from it, “Pretty much I don’t talk too much on the field I just let my play speak for itself.” Bear Down Armani, have a great senior year and thank you for letting us get to know you!”