DT Adams visits UA, Tide move up


Although ESPN 150 defensive lineman Montravius Adams didn’t participate at Alabama’s OL/DL camp on Saturday, he stayed active while on UA’s campus, and he may have found a new calling.

The 6-foot-3, 281-pound prospect served as a coach at the Crimson Tide’s camp and worked alongside defensive line coach Chris Rumph.

“When I was at the camp, Coach Rumph told me he wanted me to be an assistant coach, so I did a little coaching,” Adams said. “It was good to help out the players, teaching them what they’re doing right and stuff like that.”

It was the first time Adams has been back to Tuscaloosa since the LSU game last fall. More than anything, the trip gave him a chance to spend time with Rumph, Nick Saban, Kirby Smart and the entire coaching staff.

“I talked to all of the coaches about how they want to use me,” Adams said. “They want to use me how they used Marcell [Dareus]. He played everything. I also hung out with a couple of the players, watched film, and they taught me some stuff.”

During the film session, Adams learned how Alabama’s defense uses a lot of 4-3 fronts in addition to its base 3-4 front. The different fronts could help the versatile lineman reach the next level.

“There’s 16 teams that use a 3-4 defense in the NFL and 16 that use a 4-3 in the NFL,” Adams said. “By Alabama using both of them, it will be good for me to get evaluated by 32 teams instead of 16.”

After the visit, Adams said he likes the Tide a little more than he did before, but he plans to wait until after his senior season to make a final list. Still, there’s a good chance that Alabama makes the cut.

“They win championships,” he said. “They have a great defense, which is what I want to play in. They’ve got great tradition, great facilities and great coaches.”

Adams has already visited Auburn and Tennessee this summer.