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Jordyn Adams will have decision between college or MLBNorth Carolina commit Jordyn Adams arrived at the Army All-American Bowl on Sunday as the No. 11-ranked player in the country according to 247Sports. That’s a ranking reserved for NFL locks. Adams certainly fits that bill from a talent perspective but to get to that point, he’ll need to play college football. And for North Carolina, that means surviving the MLB Draft. (247 Sports)
Morehead pitcher Bennett Nance signs with UNC BaseballMorehead pitcher Bennett Nance was joined by his family, administration, coaches and friends on signing day when he inked a baseball scholarship to play at UNC last Wednesday. The left hander had an ERA of 0.32, threw 102 strikes, and was 7-1 as a starter last year. His only loss of the season was to eventual NCHSAA state champion Northern Guilford on April 26. (Rockingham Now)
Video: One-on-one with Jordyn AdamsOne-on-one with North Carolina football and baseball commit Jordyn Adams on playing youth baseball with Jojo Gray and what he has learned from his father, Tar Heels defensive line coach Deke Adams.
Jordyn Adams’ Hit Wins Under Armour All-America GameIt took 11 innings for the Under Armour All-America Game to be settled, and it was only decided after a football player from North Carolina singled up the middle against a center fielder from Philadelphia. Jordyn Adams—who is committed to UNC to play both football and baseball—drove a fastball up the middle against Mike Siani to give the American side a 2-1 victory. (Baseball America)
Video: Jordyn Adams' walkoff single sends Team America to victory at Wrigley FieldNorth Carolina football and baseball commit Jordyn Adams knocks a base hit up the middle to send Team America to a walk-off win in the 11th inning of the Under Armour All-America Game.
Where Have All the Deions Gone? (Featuring Jordyn Adams)Looking into the crystal ball of potential dual-sport revolutionaries, there is but one young man in the high school class of 2018 carrying the expectation of stardom in both football and baseball, with the stated desire to pursue both at the next level. Jordyn Adams, of Cary, N.C., committed in early July to play both sports at UNC, where his father is the defensive line coach. (Sports Illustrated)
Jordyn Adams pulls off rare All-American double in football and baseballUNC commit Jordyn Adams is a rare two-sport All-American. After returning from The Opening in Oregon, he was named to the Under Armour All-America Baseball Game on July 29 at Wrigley Field. Adams hit .494 in 24 games this season for Green Hope with 26 runs and 26 stolen bases. Football and baseball aren’t the extent of Adams’ ability. You might remember that dunk that went viral. (USA Today)
Video: Jordyn Adams - Coming Home2018 4-star wide receiver and two-sport star Jordyn Adams, from Green Hope High School in Cary, NC, has committed to play football and baseball at UNC. Adams released this video titled "Coming Home" following his commitment on Monday at The Opening in Beaverton, Oregon.
UNC baseball commitment Buddy Kennedy signs instead with Arizona DiamondbacksBuddy Kennedy is ready to start his professional baseball career. Now, if he can just get used to the 100-degree heat. The recent Millville High School graduate signed a contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday for $550,000 — $193,100 over the slot value for a fifth-rounder. Kennedy signed the contract at the Diamondbacks’ training facility in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Press of Atlantic City)
Oakland Athletics Agree to Sign No. 6 Overall Pick, UNC Commit Austin BeckJust over a week after selecting him sixth overall in the MLB Draft, the Oakland Athletics announced Tuesday they have agreed to sign North Davidson High School outfielder Austin Beck. Beck–who previously committed to stay in-state and play college ball for coach Mike Fox at UNC–will receive a signing bonus of more than $5.3 million from Oakland to begin his pro career. (Chapelboro.com)
Interview with UNC baseball commitment Angel ZarateRockingham County's Angel Zarate continues to dazzle on the diamond. Area baseball fans won't have to look far to see the Cougars' star at the next level, either. He'll be right down the road at North Carolina. Why was UNC the best place for you? Zarate: They've been one of the best programs in the country. UNC just felt right. They also develop a lot of great players. (Greensboro News & Record)
Rockingham Pitcher Angel Zarate Signs with UNC BaseballRockingham County senior Angel Zarate made it official, signing his letter of intent to play baseball at UNC on Thursday. Zarate was arguably the best pitcher in the Mid-State 3A Conference last year, but it was his ability at the plate that attracted Carolina. He has a .468 batting average over three varsity seasons. Zarate has only swung and missed at two balls in the last two seasons. (Greensboro News & Record)
North Davidson's Austin Beck Signs with UNC BaseballEver since he was very young, North Davidson's Austin Beck has envisioned being a major league baseball player. On Wednesday, the star outfielder took a step in that direction when he signed a National Letter of Intent with the University of North Carolina, one of the nation's top college programs. "It's just a great feeling," Beck said. "It's been a lifelong dream. But it's only one of the small goals I have." (Lexington Dispatch)
UNC Baseball Ranks No. 2 In Baseball America Recruiting RankingsUNC was ranked No. 2 nationally in Baseball America's annual recruiting class rankings, announced Wednesday. Led by six members of the BA500, the No. 2 ranking is the highest for the Tar Heels since placing No. 1 overall in 2003. Only No. 1 pick Ole Miss had more top-500 prospects than Carolina, which saw all six of its ranked freshmen place among the top 208 nationally. (GoHeels.com)
Asheville Infielder/Pitcher Josh Dotson Commits to UNC BaseballReynolds junior Josh Dotson has committed to play college baseball for UNC. Dotson was an All-Mountain Athletic Conference infielder/pitcher for the Rockets last spring. He batted .320 with 19 RBIs and four doubles. On the mound, Dotson (8-3) led Reynolds in wins and maintained a 1.41 earned-run average with 84 strikeouts in 64.1 innings pitched. (Asheville Citizen-Times)