Adams High on Arkansas

Norcross (Ga.) High tailback D.J. Adams (5-10, 212, 4.55), who took an unofficial visit to the University of Arkansas last week, has two very influential women in his life who graduated from the UA and Razorback head coach Bobby Petrino is hoping the talent prospect follows their footsteps to Fayetteville.

With a mom and grandma who both graduated from the University of Arkansas, Norcross (Ga.) tailback D.J. Adams has grown up a Razorback fan.

Now UA head coach Bobby Petrino and his staff are hoping Williams (5-10, 212, 4.55) will decide to become a Razorback himself.

Adams, who spent last week vacationing with family in Little Rock and Branson, also took an unofficial trip to Fayetteville.

"It went great and I was really impressed with everything – even more than I thought I would be," Adams said. "Arkansas is a school I have rooted for since I was little and I have spent a lot of time in the state in the summers. It was already one of my tops schools and the visit just confirmed that."

He was impressed with the coaching staff.

"They really seem well prepared and know what they are doing," Adams said. "Obviously with Coach Petrino having coached in the NFL and had success in college, he really knows what he is doing offensively and that's exciting."

Adams, who has a 32-inch vertical jump, bench presses 375 pounds, squats 565 and can power clean 315.

"Arkansas' facilities are just fantastic," Adams said. "That weight room is the best and the biggest I have ever seen."

Arkansas is just one of 30 schools that have offered Adams, who rushed for 1,462 yards and 13 touchdowns on 205 carries last season.

Notre Dame, Auburn, Clemson, Maryland, Boston College, North Carolina, North Carolina State and Mississippi State are just a few of the others.

Adams hopes to have a decision made by July, but knows he is going to have to start eliminating schools pretty soon.

"I don't even really have what I would call a top 10 right now, but I am going to have to get going and cut that down pretty soon because I really would like to have it all wrapped up before the end of the summer," Adams said. "I would like to just go into the season having it all taken care of."

Adams is planning on visiting Nebraska, California and possibly Rutgers in the next few weeks and then begin to whittle down that list.

"I am not only looking for a great football program, but a school that I can get a great education at," Adams said. "I am going to major in some form of journalism and I want my off field experience to be just as good as my on field one."

Ironically, one of the few major schools not to offer Adams is home-state Georgia.

"I guess you could say that it is odd, but they have a lot of guys at my position and have already got a commit from another running back here in Georgia," Adams said. "It's certainly not something that is bothering me. I understand the deal, I'm not like hurt about it like some might think I am. I know I will end up at a great school whether it be Arkansas or someplace else."

His mom and grandma have made it clear that they would love for him to be a Razorback, but aren't being pushy about it.

"Yes, they would love that, just love that," Adams said. "But they are not pressuring me or anything like that. They just want me to be happy and make the best decision. That's what I am going to try to do."


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