Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.--One of the fastest players in the country and already an Auburn commitment, Dillard High standout Harry Adams took an unofficial visit to the Plains for last weekend's Iron Bowl and says he's more committed than ever after having a chance to take in the atmosphere surrounding the game.
"It was my first time seeing a live Iron Bowl," an excited Adams tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "I had seen a couple of them on TV, but I never knew how it really was. Saturday was my first one and I loved it. It was great. The intensity was high. It was just two in state rivals going at it.
"I was feeling it all during the game," he adds. "When the game came down to the line and Lester (Auburn running back Brad Lester) ran for that fourth and inches. My heart was beating fast. I was hoping he would get it. When he broke through for about a 10-yard gain that took a lot of stress off me."
While most players that visit Auburn games talk about the actual game or the Tiger Walk as being key moments to remember, Adams says it was two different things that stood out to him in Jordan-Hare Stadium.
"I was surprised by when the jets flew over," Adams says. "It was also neat when the eagle flew."
Finished with his season after the Panthers lost in the playoffs and finished with an 8-4 record, Adams says he's been invited to play in the prestigious Dade-Broward All-Star game that takes place in January. Despite playing for a team that averaged around 80 passing yards per game, Adams made his mark with over 200 receiving yards and four touchdowns with very limited action his way.
With offers from schools across the country because of his 10.3 speed in the 100 meters on the track team, Adams was at one time entertaining the thought of visiting schools such as Florida and LSU. After having a few months to think about his decision and seeing Auburn at its finest, he says those thoughts have forever gone out the window.
"I'm completely solid with Auburn," Adams says. "It has been done for me. I'll wait until signing day to make it officials. I'm not going to take any visits other than back to Auburn. I have already taken by official when they played Kansas State. I took an unofficial when they played Alabama. I'll keep coming up on visits to Auburn as much as I can."