Spencer Adams with Seven

One of the top safety prospects in the country resides in Matthews (N.C.). Standout Spencer Adams is from David W. Butler High School. He combines a nice blend of size, speed, range and a nasty attitude you like to see out of your last line of defense.

At 6-2, 175-pounds, Spencer Adams has offers from all across the country. Currently, seven have caught his eye.

"I am down to seven, with teams like Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Clemson and Miami all still in the mix," Adams said. "I have visited all of them besides Miami and Florida. I am in the process of setting up my official to Florida in the next day or two. I would like to make it down the weekend that Tennessee comes to town."

Ever since Adams can remember, he has had a love for two sports.

"I have been running track since my seventh grade year and I love running," Adams said. "When it is football, season all my focus is on the football field, but when it is time to run track, I turn my attention and focus to the job at hand. I finished second in the 110-meter hurdles this year and our 4x100 team set a new national record of 40.24 beating the old mark by 1/100 of a second. It was very special to be part of something like that. At the next level I want to compete in both sports and see if I can take them to the next level of competition but at the same time better myself as a player and a person."

"The last couple of weeks I have tried to take advantage of the new text messaging rule. I relaxed and took some time off to hang out with friends and family. Currently, I am getting back on board with the interview process trying to learn as much about all the remaining teams that I am looking at."

Many recruits that I have had the chance to talk with all mention the same thing when looking at the Gators, playing time. With so much youth on the team, more than a few kids believe they have a chance to come in and compete for jobs, Adams was no different.

"I know that Florida is young in the secondary and if I come in and work hard great things will happen for me. That is one of the things that Coach Doc Holiday talks to me about as well as defending that national title and making myself a better person off the field as well. Coach Urban Meyer is a real cool guy who is young. He knows what he is talking about and will succeed because of his preparation each week."

Adams is not in any rush to make his decision.

"I am trying to go on as many visits as possible," he said. "If I go on a trip and it feels right, I will make my decision known, if not I will come home and talk it over with my parents and move forward. Location is not a factor because as long as my mom and dad can watch me on television I am cool with that. The people in my life will have an impact on where I go to school."

During his junior season, Adams collected 112 tackles including three sacks, and one interception.

My Take:
Adams speaks with Doc Holliday about once a week and has a high interest for the Gators. He remains open at this time, but I believe that four will be around in the end, Florida, North Carolina, Virginia Tech and Clemson. He was thought to have been a pure safety at the next level but says he will play corner or safety, wherever he can help the team out the most. Adams knows that with the ever-growing wide receivers that corners of his size are a premium and that is the position the Florida staff is recruiting him for. The Florida and Tennessee game is setting up to be a huge recruiting weekend for the Gators.

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