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Green Hope to feature dynamic WR duo

Jordyn Adams and Blake Watson

Jul, 27 2017, 7:55 PM

Green Hope already had one of the top wide receivers in the Triangle 6 Conference heading into the 2017 season, but they now have a five-star wideout in the mix — UNC-Chapel Hill commit Jordyn Adams.

The Tar Heel pledge will play opposite of senior Blake Watson, who led the Falcons with 40 receptions for 666 yards and nine touchdowns.

“It’s takes a load off of me and the other receivers,” Watson said. “He’s a great aspect to the offense because it’s going to really spread out the defense.”

Watson committed to Old Dominion on July 19.

Adams transferred from Blythwood High School in South Carolina after a stellar junior season, throwing for 2,350 yards and 24 touchdowns and rushing for 793 yards and 11 scores. Adams was named the 5-A South Carolina Player of the Year last season.

Being one of the highest profiled players in North Carolina, and in the country, Adams said he’s not looking to steal the spotlight, rather do whatever it takes to help his team win.

“I plan on bringing hard work … I plan on doing whatever I need to do to help the team out,” he said. “I’m a new addition, so I don’t want to come in and take over, but I have a leader aspect in my personality, too.

“Me and Blake, we just plan on coming in and doing whatever we have to do.”

Watson welcomes the addition of Adams, and says it’s state title or bust for the Falcons in his final season at Green Hope

“If we’re going to be practicing on Thanksgiving, we might as well win the state; that’s the main goal for us,” Watson said.

Adams has already drawn double and triple teams in 7-on-7s this summer and will likely battle multiple defenders throughout the season, but the talented wideout is prepared to take on that task in order to help his teammates.

“They underestimate some of our younger receivers that are really good, and it’ll show during the season when they make plays,” Adams said. “I plan on doing whatever I have to do. If it calls for the defense overloading on my side to open up the other side, that’s what its going to have to be.”

Green Hope finished 6-6 last season and was beat down 51-0 by Garner in the first round of the 4A state playoffs.

After only two winning seasons in the last 12 years, Green Hope hired David Green as head coach, who spent the previous two seasons at Enloe.

“When I first took the job, one of my former coaches who now coaches in the conference call me me and said, ‘You come in there an you have the best player in the conference already sitting there — Blake Watson,’” Green said. “And then shortly after that, Jordyn [Adams] transfers in. It’s a big plus to add a really good player on top of another really good player.

“It’s been a smooth mix bringing him in. The other kids get along with him well. He and Blake have become best buddies; you don’t see one without the other.”

But it’s not just the Adams and Watson show. Green said the Falcons are fortunate to have a bevy of receivers that will help junior quarterback Willie Taylor spread the ball around this season.

“We’ve got Jordyn, we’ve got Blake, but we’ve got probably six or seven receivers who could pay for anybody in the area,” Green said. “So, we’re blessed in that aspect.”

Green Hope will have its first chance to display its wideout duo on Aug. 18. The Falcons will host Southern Nash to kick off the season in Cary at 7:00 p.m.



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