Chris Adimora continues Cali pipeline
Texas didn’t need to wait until the Fourth of July to watch fireworks. The Longhorns started the month with a commitment from four-star safety Chris Adimora, a product of Mayfair, Calif. He’s the second Californian to pledge to Tom Herman’s class in 2019, joining four-star outside linebacker De’Gabriel Floyd. Texas also signed quarterback Cam Rising from the Los Angeles-area in 2018. Adimora is a 6-1, 192-pound four-star who can cover in space and come downhill against the run.
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At what age did you fall in love with football?
I’d say at 13. I played basketball my whole life. Football was different, and it was an outlet for me.
What made Texas your choice?
There is a different vibe at Texas and there is just something about it. It felt like home and the best move for me.
What are your goals as a senior?
To be more of a leader to the younger cats in our program. It’s not all about winning. I want to help them become better men and lead them in the right direction.
What was most important to you as a recruit?
Playing time was a big factor. No one wants to ride the bench as a freshman. Texas likes to use a lot of safeties and there is a lot of talent at my position. Iron sharpens iron.
What word would you use to describe Tom Herman?
Determined. He’s a guy who won’t give up when faced with adversity.
Where do you see yourself playing at Texas?
Boundary safety like the Joker position played by DeShon Elliott last year. I love to play against the run.
What artist would you most like to see live?
NBA Youngboy or Lil’ Baby.
Favorite athlete of all-time?
Ed Reed or DeShon Elliott.
Favorite sport to watch other than football?
Basketball, of course.
2019 Texas Longhorns recruiting class
|Roschon Johnson||QB||Port Neches-Groves||4||July 21 (2017)|
|T'Vondre Sweat||DE||Huntsville||3||Feb. 28|
|Jordan Whittington||WR||Cuero||4||March 10|
|De'Gabriel Floyd||OLB||Westlake Village (Calif.)||4||March 31|
|Kenyatta Watson II||DB||Grayson (Ga.)||4||May 1|
|Brayden Liebrock||TE||Chandler (Ariz.)||3||May 8|
|Tyler Johnson||OL||Conroe Oak Ridge||5||May 25|
|Jared Wiley||TE||Temple||3||May 26|
|Jake Smith||WR||Notre Dame Preparatory (Ariz.)||4||June 3|
|Peter Mpagi||DE||George Ranch||3||June 16|
|Chris Adimora||S||Mayfair (Calif.)||4||July 1|
|Marques Caldwell||CB||Alvin||3||July 7|
|Demariyon Houston||WR||Millwood (Okla.)||4||July 7|
|Marcus Tillman Jr.||OLB||Jones (Fla.)||3||July 28|
|Javonne Shepherd||OT||North Forest||4||July 29|
|Derrian Brown||RB||Buford (Ga.)||4||Sept. 16|
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