With another talented tight end on the roster during the 2006 season, Adams was forced outside to play wide receiver in an offense that is usually run first and pass second. Without much in the way of fanfare, Adams came to Auburn's final summer camp and did a good job of attracting attention with his combination of size, speed and athletic ability.
At 6-4 1/2, 220 pounds with what Adams says is a 40-yard dash time of 4.6 seconds, Adams is one of the more intriguing prospects in South Alabama this year. Already hearing from several colleges before that camp visit, Adams says at the moment his list is mainly three with one school picking up the pace in the last week.
Ken Adams was impressive at Auburn's camp when he showed good speed and the ability to catch the ball down the field.
A teammate of talented offensive line prospect T.J. Barnes and from the same school as Raven Gray, a player the Tigers signed and place in junior college in 2006, Adams is the latest in a line of talented players to come through Enterprise and he says he's very interested in Auburn. That's especially true now that an offer is on the table.
"I was very happy about it," Adams says. "That makes me feel pretty good. I enjoyed myself at their camp and I think I did pretty good. I think it was why they offered me."
Playing behind R.J. Roberts last season, Adams says he didn't really start until nearly the end of his junior year and played mostly the slot and outside receiver positions when he did. With Roberts moving on to Troy to play for the Trojans, Adams says he'll have a chance to be in his more natural role of tight end much of the time while continuing to play outside in special sets.
"This year I'll play mainly tight end, but I'll be in the slot as well," Adams says. "That will allow me to create mismatches in the defense. My speed helps me to get over the top a lot. I run good routes and catch the ball well."
Adams and his Enterprise teammates will have a Blue and White scrimmage next week before opening the season Friday night Aug. 31 against Carroll High of Ozark.