The Georgia Bulldogs had an outstanding day of recruiting Friday, netting commitments from wide receiver Kyrin Priester (Snellville, Ga./Brookwood), linebacker Ryne Rankin (East River, Fla./East River) and offensive lineman Aulden Bynum (Valdosta, Ga./Valwood). But the excitement for Georgia's coaches did not end there, because one of their top targets was on campus, spending the weekend in Athens.
Montravius Adams (Vienna, Ga./Dooly Co.) did not leave UGA until 5:30 p.m. Sunday, and while he has yet to name a top school, his stance on the Bulldogs continues to improve from December, when the 6-foot-3, 285-pound Under Armour All-American stated his intentions to leave the Peach State.
“Georgia is really high and I like them a lot more than I did at the beginning, before I really got to know the coaches and players,” Adams said. “That is really what stood out for me during my trip, getting to know the coaches and players and seeing how good of people they are.”
During his visit, Adams was able to spend a lot of time with several notable standouts at Georgia, including John Jenkins, Jarvis Jones, Ray Drew and Isaiah Crowell.
“They told me why they chose Georgia, and why they like it there,” Adams said. “I know I would enjoy playing with those guys at the next level.”
On Saturday, Adams took in the Bulldogs’ scrimmage, trying to get a good feel for the defense and figure out whether he could picture himself playing at Georgia next year.
“They go pretty hard and I could definitely fit in well there,” Adams said. “I think they will be pretty good this year.”
During the time Adams spent with the staff, the coveted defensive lineman was able to get a good feel for how important he would be to the Bulldogs’ future success on defense, as well as what kind of coaches he would be playing for through the next four years.
“I am at the top of the board for guys they need next year,” Adams said. “They told me I would be playing every position on the line. Coach [Mark] Richt said he wanted me to be there.
“During the player meeting, I got to see the real person [Rodney] Garner is; he keeps it real, but he is still part of their big family. Coach [Todd] Grantham has been to and sent guys to the NFL, so he can show me things others cannot and how to make me a step above other guys.”
Adams plans to visit Clemson next weekend for its spring game, and said he plans to take advantage of his officials this fall to check out some long-distance schools.
“I want to go see some schools that I normally cannot because they are far off, like Southern Cal, Oregon, LSU,” Adams said.