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The Dotted Line: Commitment Q&A with four-star safety Chris Adimora

Posted July 5th, 2018

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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.

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 movie?

“Get Out.”

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

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 Ridge5May 25
Jared WileyTETemple3May 26
Jake SmithWRNotre Dame Preparatory (Ariz.)4June 3
Peter MpagiDEGeorge Ranch3June 16
Chris AdimoraSMayfair (Calif.)4July 1
Marques CaldwellCBAlvin3July 7
Demariyon Houston WRMillwood (Okla.)4July 7
Marcus Tillman Jr.OLBJones (Fla.)3July 28
Javonne ShepherdOTNorth Forest4July 29
Derrian BrownRBBuford (Ga.)4Sept. 16

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