Posted: 6:33 pm Sunday, July 20th, 2014

Recruiting: Dwyer CB Jarius Adams commits to Rutgers; PB Gardens DE Milord Juste commits to FIU 

By Anthony Chiang

Jarius Adams wanted to commit to a school before the start of his senior season, so he set up a road trip to visit schools like Georgia Tech, Middle Tennessee State, Rutgers and Bowling Green in June.

After returning to Palm Beach County, the 2015 Dwyer cornerback (see his Hudl tape here) narrowed his list to Rutgers and Bowling Green. On Friday, Adams (5-foot-11, 175 pounds) made his decision and verbally committed to Rutgers.

“I talked to my family and we figured it would be perfect to look at the schools early and choose one and just focus on the season the rest of the year,” said Adams, who plans to study forensic science and criminology. “I didn’t want any distractions.”

Adams, who is listed as the 18th-best recruit on the PBgametime Class of 2015 Big Board, participated in a camp at Rutgers during his June road trip and left the school with an offer. Scarlet Knights defensive coordinator Joe Rossi was responsible for recruiting Adams.

“They liked how I was quick on my feet,” Adams said. “I can break very quickly during my cone drills. They said I was a great all-around player.”

Rutgers will play its first season in the Big Ten this year. Adams said playing on that “big stage” played a factor in his decision.

Verbal commitments are non-binding until players can sign official letters of intent on national signing day, Feb. 4, 2015.

“I may still take a couple of visits,” Adams said. “But right now, I’m strong on Rutgers.”

PB Gardens DE Milord Juste commits to FIU: After impressing FIU coaches at the program’s camp in June, Milord Juste received an offer from the Panthers less than two weeks later.

It didn’t take the Palm Beach Gardens defensive end long to accept that offer, as he verbally committed to FIU on Sunday night. Juste chose the Panthers over schools like Army and Bryant.

“I liked the culture at FIU,” said Juste, who was recruited by Panthers defensive line coach Randy Melvin. “They showed me a lot of love early on and they kept that love going on throughout the recruiting process.”

Juste recorded 61 tackles and nine sacks as a junior this past season.

Despite making a verbal commitment, Juste will continue to take visits. He plans to take an unofficial visit to Army before the start of his senior season and an official visit to Bryant in August.

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