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Running back Kay’Ron Adams announces decision to enter transfer portal

Adams will be looking for a new home for the 2021 season after leaving the Scarlet Knights.

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Kay’Ron Adams has entered the transfer portal. The running back went to Twitter to announce his decision on Tuesday morning.

Adams signed with Rutgers back in Dec. of 2018. The Warren, Ohio native decided to leave for the Scarlet Knights and New Jersey over school like Kent State, Akron, and Bowling Green. He originally committed to former Rutgers’ head coach Chris Ash after going through a workout at Ohio State.

During his time at Rutgers, Adams has been an inconsistent performer in a backup role. In two years in Piscataway, Adams rushed 83 times for 320 yards and two touchdowns. He added six catches for 120 yards and a touchdown.

Adams was fourth on the team in rushing this season behind Isaih Pacheco, Noah Vedral, and Johnny Langan. He showed signs during the Scarlet Knights’ loss to Indiana rushing for 63 yards and a touchdown. In their win over Purdue, Adams logged 68 receiving yards and a score. The explosiveness was there as Adams did all that on just five touches. Opportunities were scarce and the depth in the backfield might have cased Adams to move on.

The Scarlet Knights will enter the 2021 season with Pacheco and Aaron Young. Rutgers also signed recruits like Al-Shadee Salaam and Desmond Igbinosun, who have the ability to line up in the backfield next season.

Other Rutgers players to enter the transfer portal in recent days include defensive back Donald Williams and lineman Matthew Thomas, as well as previously receivers Stanley King and Everett Wormley.