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Jordyn Adams named MaxPreps Male Athlete of The Year

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.

While Jordyn Adams enjoys the start to his professional career, he is still earning honors for his prep days.

Adams, the former two-sport athlete at Green Hope High School, was named the MaxPreps Male Athlete of the Year on Wednesday. Adams if the first North Carolina player to win the award, which was started after the 2017-2008 high school season.

Adams was drafted in the first round of the MLB Draft (pick No. 17) by the Los Angeles Angels last month. The day following the draft Adams signed a $4.1 million deal with the team, deciding to start his professional career instead of heading to the University of North Carolina. The All-American wide receiver signed a National Letter of Intent to play football at UNC and was also going to be a member of the baseball team.

On the gridiron at Green Hope, Adams caught 54 passes for 1,060 yards and 12 touchdowns. On the baseball diamond in the spring, Adams batted .453, with 34 hits, 29 runs and 31 steals. Adams edged out R.J. Barrett, who is headed to Duke to play basketball.

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