Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.--The weekend didn't get off to a good start for Dillard wide receiver Harry Adams as the Panthers lost to Glades Central to open the season but it finished with a bang as the speedy receiver made his decision while on an official visit to Auburn.
"I made my decision that I'm going to be an Auburn Tiger," Adams tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "I'm going to do my school work, get everything done, and then after signing day I'll come back to Auburn.
"I loved it," Adams added. "I love the school intensity and the coaches. I know they are going to help me in the long run and will make sure I get a degree. I want to graduate from college at Auburn."
Hosted by Auburn junior wide receiver Rodgeriqus Smith, Adams didn't arrive in Auburn until Saturday but had a chance to see the campus in full game mode in preparation for the season opener against Kansas State. After seeing that Adams says it made the decision easy. It didn't hurt to see familiar Dillard faces such as Pat Sims and Antoine Carter on his visit.
"I loved everything," Adams says. "I have some of my players here from my school. They showed me around and I had a good time. I know when I get back up here I can hang with them.
"I loved the school spirit of the crowd," he added. "It was great. I can't say anything else about it. I loved it out there."
Also considering Florida, Minnesota, LSU and several others, the 5-11 ½, 178 Adams says that he's not sure if he will take any other official visits or not but he's certain of his decision to be a Tiger.
"It just depends on if the coaches still want me to take visits," Adams says. "If they don't I'm done."
One of the fun things for Adams was getting a chance to hang out with Auburn's receivers off the field after watching them on the field. He says he got along great with the players and can see himself helping the team right away.
"I got along great with Rod," Adams says. "I met all the other receivers like (James) Swinton and some other guys. We went to his apartment and played video games pretty much all night. Saturday night we went out for a little bit. Rod got my number and told me good luck on my choice.
"I think I can help early at punt returner, kick returner, and just being on the field," he adds. "I'm just excited to be a part of the Auburn football team. I want to keep that Dillard tradition going."
Click here to read about Auburn's other commitment from this weekend, George Baker.
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