Jordyn Adams didn't waste time on whether to play professional baseball or continue his football career.
A day after being taken in the first round by the Los Angeles Angels, Adams posted on Twitter will sign with the club. The slot value for Adams' draft selection is $3,472,900 but there is a chance he can get more or less with the deal.
The former Blythewood standout signed to play football and baseball at North Carolina where his father, Deke Adams, is defensive line coach. Adams is scheduled to graduate high school June 13.
Adams is an All-American in both sports. He was Under Armour selection in baseball and had the game-winning hit last year at Wrigley Field and also a US Army selection in football in January.
"Last night I received a blessing that have been working towards for a long time. God has blessed with a Win Win situation and after talking to my family we have decided that's best for me to pursue my professional baseball career," Adams posted on Twitter.
Adams also thanked the UNC coaching staff for recruiting him.
Adams, 6-foot-2, 180 pounds, played 2 1/2 years at Blythewood before moving with his family to Green Hope High School in North Carolina. He hit .453 this season with 15 RBIs and stole 31 bases.
In two baseball seasons at Green Hope, Adams set school record with 57 stolen bases.
Adams also had a huge performance at National High School Invitational baseball tournament in Cary, N.C., and rose up through draft boards even more since then.
"His athleticism when he started playing a lot this spring really took off," MLB analyst Peter Gammons said of Adams. "In the tournaments, he not only showed his speed but a great deal of bat speed. He started hitting the ball for distance.
"His skills are off the chart and the Angels are great with their development and patience part."
247Sports ranks Adams a five-star prospect and the No. 3 receiver in the country. He caught 54 passes for 1,060 yards and 12 touchdowns and returned four punts for touchdowns this season.