Tigers Lead For Physical Receiver

This talented offensive prospect from the Peach State talks recruiting and why Auburn is high on his list.

Canton, Miss.--One of Georgia's top receivers says that he has been close to making a commitment in recent weeks, but has decided to take his time making a decision.

Kennesaw (Harrison High), Ga. wide receiver Darvin Adams has offers from several of the top programs in the South at the moment, but he says one stands out above the others at the moment.

"Right now Auburn is on top," Adams tells Inside The Auburn Tigers from a relative's house in Canton. "I'm not turning anybody down though. I want to see what all is out there for me. I want to see who offers me, but if I had to make a decision today it would definitely be Auburn.

"I just want to see who all offers me," he adds. "Right now, in my mind, I know who I want to sign with. I still just want to check out and see who all offers me and see what's up with them."

At 6-3, 185 with good speed and hands, Adams is drawing interest from all over. Currently with offers from Auburn, Wake Forest, Virginia Tech, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Duke, Florida State and LSU, Adams says he's planning to see several, but it will be tough to top his visit to Auburn back in March.

"I visited Auburn the day before they had Junior Day," Adams says. "I liked it a lot. I met the receiver coach, coach (Greg) Knox. I already knew him from one of the camps I went to last summer. I kind of talked with him and got a feel for him. I also talked to my recruiting coach, Coach (Will) Muschamp. They all showed me around.

"The visit was real good for me," he adds. "After that, I was talking with my dad, I wanted to commit right then. Me and my dad talked about that, but we decided to wait and see who all offers me because the day I said I was going to commit, I got an offer from LSU. That kind of opened my eyes because I like LSU, too."

Adams will line up at wide receiver as a senior after playing quarterback for Harrison as a junior. Saying that quarterback is the position he's played the longest despite playing receiver his sophomore season, Adams had a productive season there as he had more than 2,000 total yards and 20 offensive touchdowns in 2006. He also picked off six passes, returning two for touchdowns, as a defensive back.

"My natural position was quarterback," Adams says. "I have played quarterback my whole life until my 10th grade year. We had Zach McDowell, who went to Wake Forest, so I moved to receiver. After I thought about it I decided I was better at wide receiver than quarterback, but last year we didn't have a good quarterback. I decided to do what was best for the team so I went ahead and played quarterback. I'll be back at receiver this year."

Scheduled to visit Wake Forest on April 14, but forced to choose between that and a combine in the Atlanta area, Adams says the only trips he's certain of this summer are camps at both Auburn (first week of June) and Wake Forest. He says his uncle is also planning to take him to LSU for a camp. I come to Mississippi for the summer and I think he's taking me then."



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