The Rivals recruiting network is one of the premiere recruiting platforms in the country. On Saturday, May 21, about 1,800 high school football prospect from across the southeastern United States showed up in Atlanta for the Rivals Combine Series. Rivals began covering recruiting in 1998, and many Rivals prospects have continued after high school to compete in college and the NFL.
This year, in addition to the one in Atlanta, Rivals held combines in Los Angeles, Houston, Philadelphia, Miami, New Orleans, Indianapolis, and Charlotte. The Rivals Combine and Camp Series are part of the evaluation processes used by the Rivals network to rank their top high school prospects in the United States.
After Saturday’s combine, 12 individuals were invited back for the Elite Camp on Sunday. One of those who was invited back was Swainsboro’s Ty Adams.
According to Rivals.com, ”Adams posted a 4.45 second 40-yard dash, one of the fastest times of the day, and a 6.9 second 3-cone drill. The dynamic 2023 athlete out of Swainsboro, Ga. also posted a 4.1 second 5-10-5 shuttle.”
Adams plays quarterback and defensive back in high school, but he participated exclusively with the defensive backs on Sunday. Below are some of Adams’s thoughts about his experience.
What were your expectations going into the camp?
Adams: I knew that the camp was designed for high-school athletes to get accurate stats. I expected competition against the other athletes that attend the Rivals Camp.
Do you anticipate defensive back will be your primary position in college?
Adams: Most likely, yes. I’m willing to play any position I fit.
What did you take away or learn from the camp?
Adams: I learn some new techniques from the camp from a player that won the Super Bowl with the New York Giants. He gave us information on how to break and stay connected to the WR. I really enjoyed it because it could help me work on my craft as a defensive back.
This Rivals camp should help give Adams more national exposure going into his senior season. Other team members should also benefit from the exposure of a national media and recruiting network.