2014 in-state OL talks Duke

Head coach David Cutcliffe is fond of saying that the quickest way to change the fate of a football team is to inject serious talent at the defensive tackle position. One player Duke is working for early on in 2014 is Charlotte (N.C.) area prospect Tony Adams who camped in Durham.

"Since I'm a rising junior, there aren't any offers yet," said Charlotte (N.C.) Independence standout Tony Adams. "But schools already showing interest include Duke, Stanford, and most of the schools in the SEC and ACC."

It's easy to see why. Adams has the measureables at nearly 6-foot-3 and 310 pounds with weight room maxes of 315 pounds on the bench press and 495 pounds on the squat, but he's also got the academic resume with a 3.3 unweighted grade point average.

As more and more suitors come into the picture, Adams says he's open to learning about each program and he's already taking unofficial visits in hopes of doing his homework.

"I've camped with Duke, NC State, Florida State, Wake Forest, South Carolina and Boston College. I've also visited Clemson. The next steps in my recruiting process include having a big junior season. I plan on graduating high school in December and enrolling for the Spring semester at the school I choose."

Adams says his time at Duke allowed him to learn more about the Durham based program, something he enjoyed.

"I really liked the coaches. They were really intense and extremely informative. It really reminded me a lot of my high school coaches' approach. I worked out a lot with Coach Latina."

"Overall I'm really interested in the coaches and Duke as a whole. It's not just their athletics, but also their academics. I know they have have worked hard in the past and I know they have a strong future ahead of them."


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