Florida speedster D’Marcus Adams ‘excited’ about Penn State offer
Mainland’s D’Marcus Adams hauls in a pass during a game last season. Adams says he has clocked as fast as 4.38 in the 40.
When D’Marcus Adams put the finishing touches on last season’s film, the speedy receiver at Daytona Beach Mainland High School told his coaches there were three schools he wanted to make sure got a look at it — North Carolina, Miami and Penn State.
Tuesday, Adams said, two of those schools — North Carolina and Penn State — made him an offer.
And, he said, he was particularly pleased to hear from the Nittany Lions.
“I was shocked,” he said. “I didn’t even know they were looking at me so I was happy.
“They were high on my list … one of my childhood teams.”
Adding Adams’ “Florida speed” could be a nice addition for Penn State.
The 6-foot, 165-pound junior, who caught 20 passes for 373 yards and six touchdowns last season, clocked a 4.46, 40 at Nike’s Orlando Regional in February.
He said he’s run as fast as 4.38.
His teammate at Mainland, junior wide receiver/defensive back Brian Jenkins, the son of Alabama State coach Brian Jenkins, said Adams can “flat out fly.”
“He has true 4.3 speed,” Jenkins said. “He’s uber athletic and hasn’t even realized his full potential.”
Adams’ list of offers also includes Central Florida, Georgia Southern, Appalachian State, Coastal Carolina, Florida Atlantic, Marshall, Southern Miss, Toledo and Tulane.
He said he doesn’t have a visit scheduled with Penn State, but that he “definitely” plans to get to State College as soon as possible.
“They’re the biggest (offer I have),” he said. “I’m excited.”