Sunday, February 3, 2013
DT Adams visits Auburn, trims list
By Greg Ostendorf
AUBURN, Ala. -- Over the weekend, ESPN 150 defensive tackle Montravius Adams (Vienna, Ga./Dooly County) took his fifth and final official visit, and it went to Auburn. It gave him a chance to spend time with the new coaching staff, which includes a familiar face.
“The Auburn official went pretty good,” Adams said. “It was weird seeing Coach [Rodney] Garner because I am used to seeing him red and black with a G on his shirt. Now he has AU on there instead, and he wants me to be a Tiger instead of a Bulldog. He told me Auburn was the place to be, and that I could come right in and play.
“I wanted to see if it would be the same at Auburn as it was before, and it was a little different. The coaches have different personalities.”
Adams was accompanied by his entire family on the visit, the largest group to join him on any of his five official visits. Afterward, he said his mother enjoyed the trip, and really that’s what matters.
On the deciding factor, “That my momma likes it, likes the coaches and people there,” Adams said. "That I like it. That it’s the best place for me to get my degree. And wherever I just feel at home so I can go play ball.
After the visit, Adams narrowed his list to four -- Alabama, Auburn, Clemson and Georgia -- and he plans to make a decision at 9:45 a.m. ET on Wednesday.
The four-star defensive tackle discussed his four finalists.
“At Auburn, I like the coaches and players,” Adams said. “We got along real good. I like it here.
“Clemson was the first school to offer, and I love it. I can see myself there. I love everything about it.
“I like Georgia. It’s my home state. My momma likes it. It’s a great place.
“Alabama, everybody knows it’s a great place,” he added. “I talked to the coaches and they said they would give me a chance to come in and play. They’ve got that great tradition of winning. That’s what I want to do -- win -- and they’ve got some of the best coaches in the league, and I know they can help me get in the league [NFL].”
Now that he’s taken all of his official visits, Adams has an idea of which school he’s going to choose on signing day.
“I have a feeling about which school I might pick, but I am not really thinking about my decision,” he said. “I am just ready to get to college and play some ball.
“I’m the type of guy that is humble. I’m just chill and laid back. I just soak it up. I dreamed this. I come from a place that a lot of people don’t go. This is my goal and my dream, and I knew it would happen.”
ESPN.com Southeast recruiting reporter Kipp Adams contributed to this report.