Walk ons have made an impact at TCU over the past few seasons. Â Josh Doctson went from walk on to All American to first round draft pick. Â In a matter of days Bram Kohlhausen went from walk on back up QB to Alamo Bowl MVP, flirting with a Disney movie. Â Could preferred walk on Jack Adams join the list of impact players at TCU?
Adams recently announced on Twitter he has accepted a preferred walk on opportunity at TCU for the 2016 season. Â That day Adams was quick to chat with KillerFrogs about his journey. Â It is a long winding road of injuries, coaching coaches and transitions that led him to Fort Worth. Â He tells his story in his own words.
I spent my freshman through junior years at Jesuit High School in Tampa, Florida. My freshman and half of my Sophomore year I won every game that I started, passing for over 4,000 yards with a 70% completion rate. The second half of my sophomore year and junior year I played at the varsity level until there was a coaching and consequential total offense change to Wing-T. My senior year I moved to Providence School in Jacksonville, Florida. Unfortunately I was sidelined with an injury and unable to play.
When healthy I continued to train with coach Joe Dickinson from Debartalo Sports, who has coached quarterbacks on every level. Even though some believed my career was over I felt the need to keep training. I was able to get some training/throwing film to a member of the TCU coaching staff and then I was offered a preferred walk on spot.
I am unbelievably grateful for the opportunity and I will take advantage of it. When I visited TCU I fell in love. The beauty of the campus, the school spirit of the student body, and the prestigious athletics all played part in my decision. TCU fans are the best in the nation and I am still in awe that I have been blessed with this shot.
I feel incredibly blessed and excited beyond words to be part of such an amazing program.
Adams visited campus last month and was impressed. Â He plans to be on campus in July. Â He is currently training with former South Carolina QB Stephen Garcia. Â Keep an eye on this young man over the next few years. Â With his determination and the TCU coaching staff, it will be difficult to keep Adams off the field.