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BREAKING: 3⭐️ Ty Adams has flipped his commitment from ECU to UNC!


Before concluding his North Carolina official visit, three-star defensive back Ty Adamsswitched his commitment to the Tar Heels. He announced the move on Sunday evening.

Originally, Adams, a 5-foot-11, 175-pounder from Swainsboro (Ga.) High, committed to East Carolina in June, while officially visiting Greenville. But, when UNC offered in mid-August, he decided to give the Tar Heels a look. That began with attending UNC’s season-opening win over Florida A&M and continued with this weekend’s official visit.

Dre Bly, UNC’s cornerbacks coach, led the recruitment of Adams. Bly, who attended a Swainsboro game a week ago, is recruiting Adams as a cornerback.

“[Bly] said that he loved my length and speed,” Adams said. “I like corner. Going in man coverage, one-on-one — I’m very competitive, so I like it.”

Though he sees time in the secondary, Adams stars at quarterback for undefeated Swainsboro. Through five games, he’s accumulated a dozen touchdowns (eight on runs) and 609 total yards at QB. Defensively, he has an interception, three pass breakups, forced a fumble, and made 16 tackles.

As a junior, Adams intercepted two passes, while making 39 tackles. Offensively, he compiled 1,778 all-purpose yards. He scored 28 total touchdowns: 23 rushing, four passing, and one on an interception return. Adams also plays track, where he was part of a 4×100 team that won a state title, and basketball at Swainsboro.

“He’s really one of those kids we thought was going to play in the NBA,” Swainsboro head coach Scott Roberts told “Last year was the first chance he had to get into a groove and get comfortable. You could just see every week he got more confident, and by the fourth week he just exploded. … Early in the season when we were struggling offensively and trying to find ourselves, it’s a 0-0 game late in the third or early fourth quarter. He gets an 85-yard pick six and we win the game 7-0. That was against a big rival of ours. Later in the year, we were playing No. 5 Jeff Davis in what was basically going to be for the region championship. We’re down at halftime, but he breaks off a 65-yard run for a touchdown to help us take the lead, then runs in the two-point conversion.

“He had a lot of spectacular plays all year that gave us a boost. If you look at his HUDL highlights, there’s about a minute and a half in before he even gets tackled.”

In addition to his three-star rating, 247Sports Composite ranks Adams the No. 137 cornerback in the nation and No. 144 prospect in Georgia.

Adams becomes the third defensive back in this class and the 19th overall commitment. Fellow DBs Kaleb Cost and Tre Miller pledged to the Tar Heels in June.

UNC’s class ranks No. 21 in the 247Sports Team Rankings.