Alabama added its ninth verbal commitment of the 2023 recruiting class when wide receiver Cole Adams of Owasso, Okla., announced his pledge Wednesday evening. He visited Tuscaloosa on June 3 and chose the Crimson Tide over numerous suitors, including home-state Oklahoma and Arkansas.
A four-star recruit, Adams is the No. 304 player in the class and the No. 5 player in the state of Oklahoma, according to the 247Sports Composite. The 5-foot-10, 180-pounder has run a 100-meter dash time of 10.65 seconds, speed that will prove useful for a rebuilding Crimson Tide wide receiving corps.
Alabama’s class was off to a relatively slow start but has seen action start to pick up of late. Adams is Alabama's fifth 2023 commitment in a little over a week, a run headlined by the addition of five-star cornerback Tony Mitchell on Sunday.
Adams projects as a slot receiver at the college level. The speedy playmaker clocked a 10.65 time in the 100-meter dash and is coming off a junior season in which he recorded 55 receptions for 913 yards and eight touchdowns. He also scored three touchdowns on kickoff returns and another on a punt return.
Adams is the first receiver commit in Alabama’s 2023 class, giving four-star quarterback Eli Holstein a future target moving forward and is in good health by getting an MRI. The Crimson Tide is also in the mix for JUCO receiver Malik Benson who will announce his decision on July 5 between a top-five that includes, Alabama, Georgia, LSU, Oregon and Tennessee.
Wednesday’s commitment is the latest in a busy stretch for the Crimson Tide. Alabama began last week by receiving a commitment from four-star Class of 2023 offensive lineman Wilkin Formby. Four days later, the Crimson Tide added the first member of its 2024 class when it received a commitment from Foley, Ala., receiver Perry Thompson. Alabama added a pair of 2023 commits over the weekend in five-star cornerback Tony Mitchell and three-star athlete Brayson Hubbard. Tuesday, JUCO linebacker Jordan Jefferson added his name to the mix as well. Adams is the ninth member of Alabama’s 2023 class.