2008 Signee Update: Spencer Adams

Spend five minutes with Clemson signee Spencer Adams, and it's hard not to come away impressed. CUTigers.com begins its annual updates on Clemson's signees from the previous class, starting with this report from the top ranked defensive back in the state of North Carolina for the class of 2008.

S Spencer Adams Profile

Future Clemson safety Spencer Adams is considered to be one of the top athletes signed by the Tigers in the 2008 recruiting class.

Need proof?

Check out his latest accomplishments off the field. In a recent interview with CUTigers.com Adams said he set the new state record in the 110 hurdles.

"Things have been going well," he said. "Two weeks ago we had the state meet. I won the 110 hurdles and set a new state record of 13.51. That was the No. 1 ranked time in the country this year."

The All-American track star will also compete against the best in the nation at two events in the next month.

"I am going to the Nike Outdoor National on May 23. Then I will be going out to California for the Golden West Classic in June. There should be lots of big names out there," said Adams.

The four-star safety is also working to get in football shape as he complete his track schedule.

Four-star safety Spencer Adams is one of the top candidates from the 2008 recruiting class to see significant playing time as a true freshman this fall.
"I have been trying to get back into football," he said. "I have been going to some practices at my school. I am out there trying to help some of the young players. It is good to get back on the field. "I have gained a few pounds even though I am doing track. I am up to about 182 right now. I am getting use to being in the 180's. I am going to try to be at 190 for my playing weight."

Clemson recruiting coordinator Billy Napier has been keeping in touch with Adams since signing day.

"I just talked to him last Friday night. He was just checking on me. He came up a couple of weeks ago. I think he is coming back up this week. He just tells me to keep getting my grades and to get everything set for school," said Adams.

Speaking of school, Adams said he'll be reporting to Clemson in June and will be rooming with three other freshman defensive backs.

"I am going down on June 29. I am ready to get down there. I am ready to do what I need to do to get on the field," said Adams. "I am going to be rooming with Carlton Lewis, Rashard Hall and Xavier Brewer. We have been talking about who is going to bring what to our apartment. We have had good communication."

How does Spencer feel about leaving home?

"I am a little nervous. I'm not going to lie. It will be the first time being away from the family. But I am also looking forward to it. I will be one of the first in my family to have a chance to do such big things. I am nervous, but I am also excited," replied Adams.

Lastly, CUTigers asked Adams what he is looking forward to the most about getting on campus next month. Not surprisingly, it led him to look at the big picture and his future on and off the field.

"I am just looking forward to being able to get on the field again," he said. "I want to see how far I can push this. I got a shot to do big things in life. Take it to next level.

"Whether it is football or track, it doesn't matter. I am going to push my body as much as possible. I want to make it one day in the NFL. I want to see how far I can take this. I am also going to push myself to see how far I can take my track."

Adams recorded 246 tackles and four interceptions over his last two years on the field for Butler High School. After his senior season he was named to the ESPN/Under Armour All-American game.

Entering his senior year, he also held the North Carolina state record in 300-meter hurdles and is the defending 4-A state champ in 110-meter hurdles and anchored a record-breaking 4x100-meter relay team in AAU.

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