Former Bengal drafted 17th in MLB

CARY, NC – Former Blythewood Bengals starting quarterback and current Green Hope High standout Jordyn Adams did not have a long wait before hearing his name called in the first round of the 2018 Major League Baseball draft. The Los Angeles Angels picked up Adams with the 17th overall selection.

Adams was a standout in baseball and football as a Bengal.

Adams hit for .453 this season with a .602 on base percentage, a .640 slugging percentage, stole 31 bases and had 29 runs, all team highs. He also set a single game school record with five stolen bases in one game.

Before the MLB draft, Adams signed with the University of North Carolina in the fall to play football and baseball. He was the number eight ranked football prospect at the receiver position, and the second highest rated player in the University of North Carolina’s 2018 recruiting class. His father Deke is the defensive line coach at UNC.

Adams is set to graduate from Green Hope High on June 13 and will have to decide if he will pursue his college plans or begin a professional baseball career. According to MLB slot value projections Adams is expected to be offered a contract of $3,472,900.