Auburn Making An Impact On Nation's Top DT

The nation's top defensive tackle Montravius Adams talks about visiting Auburn, hanging out with Reuben Foster, and much more.

Vienna, Ga.—The nation's top defensive tackle prospect, big Montravius Adams from Dooly County High made his fourth visit this year to Auburn on Friday to check out Coach Gene Chizik's Tigers. Making the trip along with his mother and girlfriend, Adams said once again everything went great checking out Auburn.

Friends with recent Auburn commitment and the nation's number one linebacker Reuben Foster since the two met at the Georgia Junior All-Star Game last year, Adams said that was one of the things that stood out about his trip on Friday was seeing his friend.

"It went great," Adams said. "There was nothing really different, but I had a better time. I hung out with my boy Reuben. We're getting real close. I talked to the coaches, Coach Troop (Trooper Taylor) mostly. I hung out with Coach (Mike) Pelton and Coach Chiz (Gene Chizik) too.

"He's my boy," he adds of Foster. "He wants me to come with him. We've been cool since the junior game. He gets along with everybody. He's not really putting pressure on me though. He's like my big little brother because I'm bigger and he's older."

One of the reasons for the trip was to allow his mother to continue to get a feel for the Auburn program and the coaches according to Adams. With his girlfriend also making the visit, Adams said that having his family comfortable is important to him and mom is liking Auburn more every time.

"This is her second time there," Adams said. "She had a good time. Auburn is the only school she's been to, but she's been twice. She likes it."

It's no secret that getting to the NFL is one of the big selling points for top college programs around the country. With talented prospects dreaming of one day playing in the league, Adams said Auburn's addition of Brian VanGorder as defensive coordinator has been huge for the Tigers.

"I know he can help me get to where I want to go, which is the NFL," Adams said of VanGorder. "He just came back from six years there. I know he'll have me ahead of the game. That's what I want to do."

With offers from just about every program in the country, Adams will have plenty of options when the time comes to make a decision. Saying that he may announce his decision at the UnderArmour Game if he decides to switch there from the U.S. Army Game, Adams said his first order of business is to narrow things down.

"I'm going to keep that a secret until my season is over," Adams said. "I'm going to have a top six. I know them already. Auburn is probably going to be up there.

"They're based on family," he added. "Everybody loves each other. They're competitive. It's just family and I love the coaches."

With Clemson and Georgia the other two schools Adams has visited multiple times, the chances that all three are in the mix are probably pretty good heading into the fall. Planning to visit Auburn several times this fall and wanting to see a night game at Jordan-Hare Stadium, Adams said he expects to see the LSU game and also wants to be in attendance for Auburn-Clemson in the Georgia Dome on Sept. 1.

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