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Former Green Hope star Jordyn Adams signs $4.1 million deal with Angels

Jordyn Adams chooses baseball over college football

Former Green Hope High star Jordyn Adams, the first-round pick of the Los Angeles Angels, talks about his choice to sign with the Angels and skip playing college football for UNC.
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Former Green Hope High star Jordyn Adams, the first-round pick of the Los Angeles Angels, talks about his choice to sign with the Angels and skip playing college football for UNC.

Most high school kids wait years before netting their first big payday. Green Hope alum Jordyn Adams had to wait less than a week.

On Tuesday evening Adams, who was drafted with the 17th pick in the MLB draft by the Los Angeles Angels, signed his rookie contract. According to MLB.com, Adams signed for $4.1 million, about $627,100 over the slot value for the 17th pick.

Adam started his professional career in the rookie-level Arizona league Wednesday. The former two-sport star flew out to California with his family on Sunday evening. Monday he met with team doctors to complete his physical and hung out with his future roommate in Arizona, Jeremiah Jackson, the Angels’ second-round pick.

Tuesday the duo attended the home game versus the Arizona Diamondbacks and met with the media.

“I had to wait for a while (to get out to California), because I had to graduate first,” Adams told reporters.

Green Hope High School held its graduation last Wednesday in Raleigh. Adams held a press conference at the school last Thursday, and was spotted tossing around a football at UNC’s ‘Freakshow’ event Saturday night with his brother Jaylen.

Adams had signed a national letter of intent to play football at UNC, where his dad, Deke, is an assistant coach. He was also going to play baseball for the Tar Heels.

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