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#FilmRoom1063: Dwyer DB Jarius Adams

Sep 27, 2014 -- 1:52pm

ESPN West Palm's "coach", Chris Kokell, gives a comprehesive film breakdown of high school football prospects across Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast.


Position: Defensive Back
School: Dwyer (Class of 2015)
Height: 5-11
Weight: 183
Top Offers: FAU, Western Kentucky, Middle Tennessee, Bowling Green
Note: Helped lead Dwyer to 7A state title in 2013.


Where He Excels:
Jarius Adams gets in and out of his breaks very quickly.  Gets drive on the ball when he comes out of his break. Adams appears to enjoy contact. Gets off blocks to support the run. In pass coverage Adams does a great job of getting hip-to-hip and running with receivers. Plays his angles and cuts off routes to excel in zone coverage. Adams attacks the ball at its highest point. This allows him to thrive in coverage against taller receivers.

What To Work On:
Adams needs to become a surer tackler. He loves contact but needs to wrap up better. Get out there with QB Daniel Parr and get reps catching passes. Often times DB's are so focused on breaking up passes that they knock down some that could be picked off. Having better hands can only help his game. Adams is very quick. Would like to see him do some speed training to work on his top-end speed. Will also make him a threat on special teams.

Kokell's Film Analysis:
Coming off a state title run last year, Dwyer has a lot of holes to fill after graduating multiple Division I players. Jarius Adams could be the answer to replacing Shawun Lurry at corner and kick returner. Solid against both the pass and the run, Adams will be one of the better defensive players in the area. Although he can play both safety and corner, I like him better out on the island. If he continues his big offseason with a monster summer of workouts, I can see him really exploding onto the scene in the fall. I see him as a top priority for mid-majors with BCS offers sprinkled in. Would love to see him take one of the mid-majors and be "the man" somewhere. He deserves that.


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Chris Kokell covers high school football for ESPN 106.3 and is the color analyst for "Football Night in South Florida". He has served as head coach at both Pope John Paul II and Forest Hill. To recommend an athlete for Kokell to feature in a future "Film Room", please send player info and a film link to him on Twitter at @REALCOACHK, or e-mail

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