May 28, 2008

Adams keeping his options open

Scottsdale (Ariz.) Saguaro High School has been a popular destination among college recruiters this spring, with star defensive tackle prospect Corey Adams highlighting the team's talented roster. Standing in at 6-3, 277 pounds, he has pulled in over 20 scholarship offers so far, but that doesn't mean that he is any closer to reaching a decision.

"At this point, I don't have a top five," he noted on the matter. "I'm laid back about it. I'm just taking everything in stride as best I can."

Confirming that Michigan is "definitely" one of the schools that he is considering, Adams went on to describe his plan for reaching a college choice.

"I want to try to narrow things down before my senior year starts," he said. "But as far as making a decision, I'm waiting until after my senior season."

While Adams hopes to make some tough choices in trimming his list during the summer months, it appears likely that those decisions will be made close to home, as his demanding schedule may prevent a large number of unofficial visits.

"I don't think I will be [taking visits]," he explained "I'm really busy and focused on my own school's training program every day during the summer, so I don't know if I'm going to have time for that."

Despite the fact that Adams remains open to all of the schools recruiting him, he has a good idea of what he is looking for in a college, focusing on the relationships between the players and coaches.

"I'm looking for a good program and a good football family," he noted. "Just the way the coaches act with the players. Just how the entire team chemistry feels and how I'd fit into it."

One of three defensive line prospects out of Arizona rated in the Rivals250, Adams isn't worried about where he places on the list, but gave a self scouting report of his own skills.

"I'd say I'm hard working," he explained. "I like contact. I definitely like hurting the people that I'm tackling, if that's what you'd call it. It's kind of mean, but I love defense. I guess my greatest strength would be my strength."

Continuing to strive for improvement, Adams has an idea of where he can make further gains as a player as well.

"I always want to try to improve my speed and my quickness," he stated. "I think you can always get faster, so whenever I play every year, I always try to improve my speed."

As a junior, Adams racked up 52 tackles, including five sacks, and recovered one fumble. A member of the Rivals100, he is rated as the No. 87 overall prospect and the nation's No. 8 defensive tackle.

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