It is fair to say that Abdul Adams was no longer simply “Oklahoma O.K.!” being a Sooner. The former four-star running back has transferred to Syracuse.
Syracuse University Athletics announced the move Monday.
— Syracuse Football (@CuseFootball) January 22, 2018
In his two seasons with Oklahoma, Adams played in 19 total games. He started four of them.
He leaves the Sooners having contributed 825 rushing yards on 112 attempts (7.4 yards/attempt) and one rushing touchdown as well as 80 yards on five receptions (16 yards/reception) and one receiving touchdown to the Oklahoma offense.
He did not participate in the College Football Playoffs when Georgia defeated Oklahoma to advance to the 2018 College Football National Championship. In the Big 12 Championship game, Adams had some playing time but did not record any statistics.
During his recruitment as part of the Class of 2016, the Durham, NC native ranked as the 336th overall prospect in the country, 15th at running back and 14th overall in his home state, according to 247Sports.
Thanks #soonernation for the love and support! I had a great time at OU and met some great people I will have everlasting relationships with. I want to thank Coach Stoops, Coach Riley and Coach Boulware for the opportunity to be sooner!
— Abdul Adams (@Abdul_Adams2) January 23, 2018
Adams committed to Oklahoma in November 2015 and signed in February 2016, according to 247Sports. He had also received offers from Michigan, Michigan State, Alabama, Virginia Tech, Miami, Purdue, Maryland, Iowa, Georgia, Virginia, Tennessee, Boston College, Kentucky, Notre Dame, Rutgers, West Virginia, Hawaii, Marshall, Pittsburgh, Kansas, Temple, Illinois, Charlotte, Indiana and East Carolina, according to 247Sports. Adams previously committed to East Carolina in April 2014 but decommitted in November 2014, according to 247Sports.
Syracuse was not in the mix.
Now, Adams joins a 2018 Orange team that will feature rushing talent including seniors Dontae Strickland and Tyrone Perkins, junior Moe Neal and sophomore Markenzy Pierre. SU is currently pursuing RB commits Akeem Dixon and Jawhar Jordan to join the team in 2018 as well.
As a transfer, Adams will have to sit out this season in accordance with current NCAA regulations.
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Published: David Edelstein