RECRUITING: Jefferson Adam talks Iowa State, set to announce choice Monday night

Iowa State edge target Jefferson Adam is set to announce his college decision Monday night at 7:00 p.m. CT.

The 6-foot-5, 240-pounder went the JUCO route and is being rated as the No. 4 edge rusher in the 2023 class by 247Sports.

“It’s defenitely a blessing – and just a cool experience, you know. Playing at the power 5 level is going to be exciting. It’s something that I envisioned for myself.”

In his last season at Hocking College, Adam collected 8.5 sacks in nine games, along with 17.0 tackles and 2.5 tackles for loss.

He’ll be the first player out of Hocking to play at the power 5 level of college football.

“It’s definitely an honor,” Adam said. “It’s a testament to all of the hours that people didn’t see.”

Adam will announce his final choice between Iowa State, Indiana and West Virginia Monday night.

“Coach (Eli) Rasheed is a great guy,” Adam said of what stood out about Iowa State. “He’ll come out to see me… fly out and have lunch and watch film, and he’ll fly right back to Iowa.”

Iowa State’s Treyveon McGee was also high school teammates with Adam, and was Adam’s host during his visit to Ames earlier this month.

Adam has three years of eligibility remaining.