Mayfair (Calif.) four-star safety Chris Adimora pledged to Texas in July. (Mike Craven)


Meet the Longhorns: Speedy defensive back Chris Adimora sticks with Texas

Posted December 19th, 2018


Chris Adimora, safety, Mayfair (Calif.)

Texas commit Chris Adimora at Mayfair High School (Calif.). (Mike Craven)

FYI: 6-1.5/192; 4 stars; No. 17-ranked safety

Fabulous 55 ranking: N/A


Committed: July 1

Scouting report: Adimora is a playmaker at safety who excels on both sides of the football for Mayfair. He’ll focus on safety in college where his combination of size and athleticism make for a high ceiling as a prospect. He’s also a physical presence who can roam the middle of the field and help against the run game. Versatile safeties are needed in the Big 12 and Adimora will fit well into a safeties group that is loaded with talent after the 2018 recruiting class.

It’s unlikely Texas needs Adimora to contribute at safety as a true freshman if players like BJ Foster and Caden Sterns pan out. That doesn’t mean snaps aren’t available if Adimora proves himself to useful to leave on the bench, especially with new rules allowing programs to play true freshman for four games without losing eligibility. Adimora is a potential ace on special teams early in his career with a shot at logging snaps on the two-deep early in his career.

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2019 Texas Longhorns recruiting class

PlayerPos. SchoolStarsCommitment date
Roschon Johnson QBPort Neches-Groves4July 21 (2017)
T'Vondre Sweat DEHuntsville3Feb. 28
Jordan Whittington WRCuero4March 10
De'Gabriel Floyd OLBWestlake Village (Calif.)4March 31
Kenyatta Watson IIDBGrayson (Ga.)4May 1
Brayden Liebrock TEChandler (Ariz.)3May 8
Tyler JohnsonOLConroe Oak Ridge4May 25
Jared WileyTETemple3May 26
Jake SmithWRNotre Dame Preparatory (Ariz.)4June 3
Peter MpagiDEGeorge Ranch3June 16
Chris AdimoraSMayfair (Calif.)4July 1
Marques CaldwellCBAlvin3July 7
Marcus Tillman Jr.OLBJones (Fla.)3July 28
Javonne ShepherdOTNorth Forest4July 29
Derrian BrownRBBuford (Ga.)4Sept. 16
Tyler OwensSPlano East4Sept. 24
David GbendaILBKaty Cinco Ranch4Sept. 30
Marcus WashingtonWRTrinity Catholic (Mo.)4Oct. 26
Myron WarrenDEMany (La.)3Nov. 19
Jacoby JonesDEButler C.C.3Nov. 21
Caleb JohnsonOLBFullerton College (Calif.)3Dec. 17
Kennedy LewisWRMelissa3Dec. 18
Isaiah HookfinOTFort Bend Dulles4Dec. 21
Bru McCoyATHMater Dei (Calif.)5Jan. 25