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National Signing Day: Southmoore receiver Jalen Adams was sold on North Texas after visit to Denton

Southmoore teammate Houston Tyler is headed to The Citadel in South Carolina.
by Scott Wright Published: February 5, 2014

A trip to the University North Texas was all Jalen Adams needed to decide where he would continue his football career.

Adams, a wide receiver, signed a national letter of intent with the Mean Green Wednesday morning at Southmoore High School.

“When I went down there it felt like it was very family oriented. I like the coaching staff, and they're on the uprise right now,” said Adams, who is No. 15 on The Oklahoman's Super 30 list.

Adams said after North Texas finished 9-4 and went to a bowl game, he knew Denton was the place to be. Adams verbally committed Nov. 14, shortly after the SaberCats finished their season 6-4.

“There are a lot of things that come to mind as to why I chose North Texas,” Adams said. “The coach loves energy all the time and just how the coaching staff is, like I said, they are going to make sure you're taken care of and everything is going to go well. I really enjoy everything about North Texas. There isn't one thing that stands out, it's every key aspect.”

Adams turned down Indiana, Ohio, Air Force, Tulsa and New Mexico State. He said location did play a factor.

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by Scott Wright
A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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