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Palo Alto High grad Adams says he'll enter the NFL draft

With record-breaking quarterback Derek Carr graduating, the decision appeared an easy one for Palo Alto High grad Davante Adams.

Adams, a redshirt sophomore wide receiver for Fresno State, has decided to give up his final two years of eligibility and enter the NFL draft the Fresno Bee and a number of other media outlets reported.

"I felt that this was a good time for me to take the next step," Adams said in a statement through the school. "I felt that I have done all that I can do and I felt like it was a good move to make going out on a good note because you never know returning and then maybe your stock can be dropped."

The 6-foot-2, 216-pound Adams set a school record this season with 131 catches for 1,719 yards. He also had 24 touchdowns in 2013 and two-year career numbers of 233 receptions for 3,030 yards and 38 TDs. His catches and TDs this season led the nation.

Adams will depart from Fresno State, one of the few schools to recruit him out of Palo Alto, with 10 school records.

"As head coach, I want to support all of our players by providing them with all of the pertinent information so that they can make the right choice for themselves and their family," Bulldogs coach Tim DeRuyter said in a statement. "While we are disappointed that Davante will be leaving early, we understand his reasons, support his decision and wish him the very best as he embarks on his goal of becoming an impact player in the National Football League."

Adams, a two-time All-American and two-time All-Mountain West Conference first-team pick, was the MWC Freshman of the Year in 2012 after catching 102 passes for 1,312 yards and 14 touchdowns.

Adams received a third-round evaluation from the NFL Draft Advisory Board, but has the opportunity to move up if he can impress NFL coaches and scouts in pre-draft workouts.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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