Prime AU Target Explains Why He Picked Auburn

A wide receiver from Georgia discusses his decision to play for Tommy Tuberville's Tigers.

Kennesaw, Ga.--Darvin Adams, a quarterback turned receiver from Harrison High, is upbeat about his decision to join the 2008 Auburn football signee class.

"It came down to me really thinking about who has really been with me recruiting-wise and which school I really like," he tells Inside the Auburn Tigers.

"I also considered what school I felt comfortable with when I went there to visit," he says. "My dad and I talked about that a lot and it came down to Auburn really fit the style I am looking for on the football field and I felt comfortable when I spent time at the university."

The 6-3, 186-pounder has been a standout at multiple Auburn football camps throughout his high school career and became one of the prime recruiting targets for Coach Tommy Tuberville's staff. He was particularly impressive in a seven-on-seven passing camp at Auburn this past June.

Adams had numerous college offers, but in the end it came down to Auburn and two other Southeastern Conference football teams, the rising senior says.

"I looked at LSU because they throw the ball a lot so you know that is one of the places I was considering," he says. "I looked at Tennessee because I liked the coaching staff. They pass the ball around and have some balance. I like their offensive style up there, but when I considered all things Auburn was at the top of my list and that is where I want to go to college."

Adams says he should not have any problems qualifying. "I am good with my grades," he says. "I am not on the honor roll because I made one C, but the rest of my grades are all A's or B's."

A three-year starter in football, who also plays basketball for Harrison High, he started at wideout as a sophomore and at quarterback as a junior. He is expected to line up at wide receiver this season.

As a junior he totaled more than 2,000 yards and scored 20 touchdowns. As a defensive back, he intercepted six passes and returned two for touchdowns.

"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."

Adams says he hasn't set an official visit date to Auburn, but adds he is sure about his decision. "I am really happy to pick Auburn," he notes.

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