Adams talks ASU pledge

Granted, having several Corona (Calif.) Centennial teammates on ASU's team made the Sun Devils an attractive option for defensive lineman Lee Adams. Nonetheless, other factors led Adams to becoming the Sun Devils' latest commit in the 2010 class.

"I really like the family atmosphere there," Adams said. "Yeah, it helps to play again with my old teammates, and they really wanted me to come there and play with them. But I also had to go to a place where I feel comfortable at. When I went to see two of ASU's games I really liked the city and I knew it was a place I could live at for the next four years, and possibly live there after I graduate. I just knew I really wanted to play there.

"I committed to Coach Bray today. He was very happy that he's getting another Husky player out there. It feels great being a Sun Devil. I can't wait to get there."

The 6-2 245 Lee Adams had 93 tackles, five sacks and two interceptions (one returned for a touchdown) for the 10-3 Huskies. Even though he was named his league's defensive player of the year, he didn't receive that much recruiting attention early in the season.

"I sent them my highlight film to Arizona State a couple of months ago," recalled Adams. "They really weren't recruiting me before that, but they started calling me after they got my tape. Last night Coach Bray offered me a scholarship, but he told me that there was a possibility that I was going to greyshirt and only enroll there in the spring of 2011.

"So I thought about and talked it over my parents, to make sure I was OK with the greyshirt. They thought it was a great idea if I went there. It was always a dream of mine going there and I thought I would end up going to another school that had offered me. But once I got that offer from ASU I knew I was going there."

Adams also received offers from UTEP, Fresno State, New Mexico State, Nevada and UNLV.

"Recruiting wise was a little slow for him," said Centennial coach Matt Logan. "As a junior he played behind Will Sutton, and I think a lot of schools, and us too as coaches didn't know how good he could be. He surprised us with his play.

"He had a phenomenal season and was our team MVP. He‘s a great pass rusher. He's more of a leaner and taller guy compared to Will, and he was a great lineman for us."

Adams, who will officially visit Tempe this weekend, will join forces at ASU with fellow defensive lineman Will Sutton, as well as linebackers Vontaze Burfict, Brandon Magee and Shelly Lyons.

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