Amos Talks On The Eve Of Signing Day

Scout.com talked with 2011 prospect Adrian Amos from Calvert Hall High School in Baltimore, MD. The three-star defensive back talks about each of his finalists on the last night before signing day.

Long time Connecticut commit Adrian Amos has been very busy these last two weeks. He visited West Virginia and Penn State on the final two recruiting weekends and now he is set to make his commitment known tomorrow afternoon. Amos discusses his feelings about each school and the factors involved with his decision.

First we asked about his trip to West Virginia.

"West Virginia coaches were sincere with playing time and talking about how I will fit in with their schemes. With the 3-3-5 defense I could play any of the three safety positions. I really liked the town and the people there. All the people there follow the football team. People all have West Virginia stuff on. I have a real good relationship with Coach Casteel. We have been talking since the summer time."

Penn State jumped into the mix with an offer last week and Amos decided it meant enough to him to change from a Vanderbilt visit to a Penn State visit at the last minute.

"Penn State was really nice. I like the school and the people there around campus. They are real serious about the football there. I got to see the stadium and the 110,000 fans it holds. The people around town and the coaches and players all seem connected with each other like family. Coach Paterno of course is impressive too. They see me being able to play safety, corner even some nickel my freshman year. Wherever I can fit in best. They said the best four defensive backs will play. I really like Coach Johnson and I have gotten closest with him. He is who I talked with the most."

Connecticut made a coaching change which lead to Amos looking around a bit but he has had a chance to talk with new Head Coach Paul Pasqualoni.

"I talked with him several times and he came to my house on visits. We talked about his success in the NFL and at Syracuse. Coach Moorhead is still there since the change and I talked with him almost every day for a long time. The coaching change definitely led me to see other schools and where else I may fit in."

Amos has already made his decision. He talks about what factors were most important to him as he made his decision.

"Where I fit in football-wise. Where I fit in best with the people and the players. How the coaching staff goes about things. The system I will play in. How the school treats football. The academic part of things too. If I didn't play football where would I be happiest and fit in best. If I got injured which school prepares me to get the best job."

Amos is announcing at his school tomorrow at 3:00 p.m.


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