Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Jamal Adams talks with his teammates, including Garrald McDowell (44), between plays during the Under Armour Bowl. Adams committed to LSU, and the Highlights defeated the Nitros 31-21.

Jamal Adams, a 6-foot, 207-pound hard-hitting, all-ranging safety from Carrollton, Texas is a versatile freshman who should get plenty of snaps and could play a key role for the LSU football team this season. In his last two high school seasons, Adams had 138 tackles, seven interceptions, four passes defensed, rushed for 453 yards and 11 touchdowns and had 19 catches for 477 yards and nine touchdowns.