When Keylen Adams didn’t make his previously announced official visit to Pittsburgh last month, the writing was already on the wall.
Adams — a 6-foot-2, 180-pound four-star wide receiver from Green Run High in Virginia Beach — was a key wide receiver target throughout the last year, making it out to Pittsburgh for a couple of unofficial visits, but the relationship sort of stalled out last month.
He announced a top five consisting of Alabama, Ohio State, South Carolina, Pitt and Virginia Tech in May, but he only made official visits to Alabama, South Carolina and Virginia Tech last month. And it appears that Virginia Tech is the leader in the clubhouse for his 1 p.m. announcement.
Adams most recently made it out to Pittsburgh for a spring practice in March, spending time with Pitt verbal commit DayDay Farmer, and as his originally planned official visit to Pitt fell through, it showed where both sides’ priorities lied.
Alabama and Ohio State jumped into the chase for Adams quite recently. And it’s not hard to see why.
As a junior on a 13-1 Green Run squad that advanced to the VHSL state semifinals, Adams hauled in 41 receptions for 1,030 yards (25.1 yards per reception) and 16 touchdowns.
The decision is coming down to Alabama, South Carolina and Virginia Tech, and it appears that while Pitt was working hard for Adams, the relationship has fallen off over the last month.
247Sports rates Adams as the 184th-ranked recruit in the class (28th-ranked wide receiver and the fourth-ranked recruit from Virginia). Rivals rates him as the 46th-ranked wide receiver and the third-ranked recruit from Virginia.
On3 rates him as the 161st-ranked recruit in the class (31st-ranked wide receiver and the second-ranked recruit from Virginia).
If Adams does — unexpectedly — commit elsewhere, it would leave Pitt with one major wide receiver target left to commit in the class of 2o24. Four-star Zy’Marion Lang will be announcing his commitment on July 30 — with Pitt as one of his four finalists. And Pitt is in good standing.