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Wesson, Miss.--Junior college sophomore Ken Adams says he plans to take at least two more recruiting visits before making a final decision on where he will sign to play Division I football.

The 6-5, 245-pound defensive end is scheduled to graduate this month from Copiah-Lincoln Community College. Earlier this fall he committed to the Tennessee Vols, but he says that he is still looking at other colleges.

"I am flying to North Carolina on Friday," he says about an official visit he has lined up to Chapel Hill to see the UNC Tar Heels.

"I am coming to Auburn the following weekend on a visit," he says.

Adams was in Auburn last week to check out the Auburn-Alabama football game. He got a visit from Auburn's head coach, Gene Chizik, and defensive line coach Tracy Rocker this week.

"The Auburn coaches came down on Tuesday and talked to me," Adams says. Coach Rocker and Coach Chizik came by to see me. They told me they want me to be part of the program. They want me to come back home and play ball."

Adams was originally signed by Auburn as a senior at Enterprise High School before heading to junior college in Mississippi. Commenting on what he likes about Auburn, Adams says, "It is just home. Every time I?go up there people say it is home and it is where you are supposed to be. There is a lot of love shown up there."

Commenting on North Carolina, he says, "A North Carolina coach came in a couple of days ago and he talked to me for a while. He watched my tape and he said he liked what he saw. He told me he would like me to come up on an visit and to think about it. I thought about it and told I him would go check it out."

Commenting on Tennessee, Adams says, "They kept everything honest with me since they came down to see me in the early spring. A lot of people didn't know they came down to see me then."

Adams played mostly tight end as a freshman at Copiah-Lincoln. He moved to defense this season and says that is the position Auburn is recruiting him to play after he made nine sacks as a sophomore.

"We did a lot better than we did my first year," says Adams, who notes that he felt good about the way he played. "We had a 6-3 record."

The sophomore says he is scheduled to graduate Dec. 15th. He can enroll in a Division I program in January. In Auburn's case, that means he can count back on the 2009 scholarship limit.

Asked when he will make a final decision on where he will play next season, Adams says, "I don't know yet. I am still going to take all my visits."


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