Sunday, September 30, 2012
Montravius Adams likes Dawgs' tradition
By Kipp Adams
Getting ESPN 150 prospect Montravius Adams (Vienna, Ga./Dooly Co.) on campus for a game is huge for any college hoping to sign the 6-foot-3, 305-pound defensive tackle. So with Georgia set to lose starting defensive linemen John Jenkins and Abry Jones, having Adams in town Saturday was big news for the Bulldogs. Jenkins echoed that statement himself after the game.
Defensive tackle Montravius Adams was told how he could fit on Georgia's depth chart immediately.
“I spoke to John Jenkins after the game, and he said he wants me to continue the tradition of great defensive linemen at Georgia,” Adams said. “He thinks I could be that guy to come in and play his role next year. When I first met him he said he would be like a brother to me. So it meant a lot to hear that from him, a guy about to go in the first round of the NFL draft. I hope I can be that type of player in college.”
Adams did not witness an offensive struggle Saturday between Georgia and Tennessee, but the ESPN 150 prospect did see an opportunity to make an instant impact "between the hedges."
“I did not see a lot of defense being played,” Adams joked. “I saw that I could come in and help them prevent teams from scoring that many points on them next year. I think their players there are great and they are playing really well. They could be playing for multiple national championships the next few years.”
The No. 11 prospect in the country was able to speak to several staff members during his visit to Georgia, including the head coach and the defensive coordinator.
“I spoke to Coach [Mark] Richt and he showed me the depth chart and how I could come in and play early for them,” Adams said. “Coach [Todd] Grantham said he hoped I would enjoy the game and to see how I could fit in with the players.”
Georgia made a solid impression on the Adams Saturday.
“I think it was a great visit, especially being able to meet back up with the coaches and go into the locker room after the game with the players,” Adams said. “The atmosphere at the FSU-Clemson game was crazy, but I actually think it was louder at Georgia. Their fans showed a lot of support throughout the game, even when things were not going their way.”
The No. 3 prospect in Georgia gets a lot of support from the Vienna community, and he admits they would be thrilled to see him stay in state. As of Sunday, Georgia is under strong consideration.
“The people down here would like me to go to Georgia and it helps Georgia to hear that,” Adams said. “It does not put pressure on me though because I am the one going to college for the next four years. Georgia is definitely going to be in my top six after the season.”
Adams plans to return to Georgia with his mother for the Ole Miss game on an unofficial visit. LSU, Oregon and USC are the only programs he has mentioned taking official visits to. As for his decision, Adams is keeping his commitment plans shrouded in mystery.
“I know when I am going to make my decision and it will be before signing day,” Adams said.