Adams All-In with UH

Scout.com spoke with (Sugar Land, Tex.) Hightower linebacker Matt Adams after a 14-13 opening season win over Eisenhower. He was able to make some big plays on a defense that was stingy for four quarters. The Houston commitment talked about the win and where he sees he can improve.

It's pretty clear that Matthew Adams and the Sugar Land (Tex.) Hightower team takes defense quite serious. Coming off a solid 2012 campaign, the Adams-led squad wanted to make sure that the team would continue playing at a high standard.

So after a 14-13 win over Eisenhower, Adams was quick to compliment, but equally as fast to offer suggestions before going into the next game.

"I feel like we did good. We just have to fix a couple of problems in our coverages, but I think that we will be the No. 1 defense again," Adams said postgame.

In the end the 6-foot-1, 210-pound Adams, and his teammate, fellow linebacker Joeal Williams logged (unofficially) around 15 tackles. The Hightower unit held Eisenhower to 246 total yards of offense. 

Even though these numbers may seem impressive to the average fan or player, it is not quite the level to which Adams operates.

"I felt like I did good, but I'm not playing as fast as the game flow (yet). I feel like I can do a little bit better on my reads," Adams said. "But it does feel good to come away win a win. It's also nice to know that my team will fight with me. Every down and we are going to build off this win."

Based on a decision made last off season, Adams can focus solely on being the best for his team as they strive to be the top defense in the area for the second year in a row. That decision was to commit to Houston and join the team within the city he resides. 

And even still, he feels as confident about that as he did the day he made the call.

"I'm still feeling good about it. It's a strong commitment," Adams said. "The coaches want me to come and will start me playing at all (linebacker) positions. And then they will figure which one is best for me."

Why Houston?

"The family. I fit in and felt like I was already in the family," Adams said.

Ahmard Vital is responsible for Midlands Recruiting, mainly covering prospects in the state of Texas. He joined Scout.com in 2005 and is the author of the newly released book, Awaken the Baller Within.
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