Saturday was a special day for Deke Adams and his family, and not just because South Carolina beat Vanderbilt in football.
Deke’s son, Jordyn Adams, was offered by Chad Holbrook and the South Carolina baseball program prior to Saturday’s football game. The entire family was thrilled to receive the news, Jordyn said.
“[Holbrook] came up to me and talked to me and said that he wants to meet with me and my family because he wanted to offer me to play baseball at Carolina,” Jordyn recalled. “I was really excited because I didn’t know he was going to do it right then. I was just kind of shocked.”
Jordyn, a sophomore at Blythewood, said he is very familiar with USC baseball. He has followed Holbrook’s program closely since his father became the defensive line coach at USC in January 2013.
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“I like it a lot. I’ve lived here for three years, so I’ve had a chance to establish a good relationship with Coach Holbrook and his staff,” Jordyn said. “I really like all the things that Carolina baseball has accomplished.”
Jordyn plays shortstop and centerfield for Blythewood, and also plays receiver and defensive back for the football team. He said he enjoys both sports equally.
While he is a fan of the Gamecocks, he is nowhere near ready to make a commitment.
“I don’t have any kind of time frame right now,” he said. “I’m just getting used to the recruiting process.”
Jordyn said his father played a big role in getting him involved in sports, particularly baseball, growing up. He added that Deke was very proud of his son for earning the scholarship offer.
“He’s really the one that started me out with sports,” Jordyn said. “Me and him used to play catch a lot, and he would take me to the field to go hit. He’s the one who really made a good relationship with baseball for me.”