Big Time In State RB Suffers Setback

The injury bug bit one of the more promising recruits for the 2006 recruiting class. During his regional track meet, Josh Adams tore a ligament in his ankle, which looks to keep him away from football until July or August.

"During the long jump, I got down to jump into the pit and I rolled it," said Adams. "I got a few weeks in physical therapy – no less than three weeks."

This isn't the first time Adams, a 5-foot-11, 170-pound tailback from Cary (N.C.), has had to deal with a serious injury. In 2003 while leading the state in rushing (1,486 yards and nine touchdowns), Adams watched as a knee injury cut his sophomore season short.

Adams came back with vengeance his junior year posting 2,884 yards and 26 touchdowns on the ground.

Apparently the injury hasn't hurt recruiting too much. So far every coaching staff is sticking by Adams through the injury, while East Carolina extended him his 12th scholarship offer.

"I've told a few coaches and there are no big worries," said Adams. "They know I'll do my part and take care of myself."

Adams, who won't be attending any one-day camps this summer, still remains completely "wide open," but plans to use the extra spare time created by the injury to research schools.

Duke was one of the first programs to offer Adams, who is pictured above at the Yoh Center indoor facility.

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