Adams Breaks It Down

Montravius Adams is a wanted man. He may not have a favorite, but he talks about his mother's role, if his interest in Auburn has changed, his recent visits, and more here.

Many on the outside that have followed the recruitment of Montravius Adams over the last year thinks his mother is a vital piece of the puzzle for this five-star out of Vienna, Ga.

They are right.

Adams has visited so many different schools, but the mother has only visited Auburn and Florida so far.

She will help her son make one of the biggest decisions of his life.

"My mom plays a big role in my decision. She just helps me see different things, she is smart, and she has been right about so many things in my life, so I am listening to her, and we will figure it out together," Adams told Scout.

"After the visits, she tells me about the coaches that she likes, how she thinks I would fit in there, if she thinks the people there want what is best for me, and things like that. She is smart, she knows."

The most recent visit for Adams and his mother was to Florida. The two were there for the LSU game and some felt Adams showed a little more excitement about the Gators after this visit, but he said it has always been there.

"I have always been interested in Florida. People just did not know how much I liked them before the last visit, but it is the same interest that I have had for a while. They have a lot of things I like there and I got to hang around Coach [Bryant] Young a lot that day. I like him a lot. I know he was a great defensive lineman and I would love to be coached by a guy like him."

The mom had nice things to say about UF too.

"My mom loved it down there. It was her first time at Florida and she liked the coaches and the atmosphere at Florida."

Before visited Florida, the 6-foot-4, 295 pound star at Dooly County visited UGA when the Dawgs hosted Tennessee.

He liked the environment in Athens.

"I enjoyed being around the players and the coaches at Georgia. The players are cool and I hung out with Coach [Todd] Grantham and Coach [Mark] Richt a good bit too. We talked about the depth chart there and things like that. My favorite thing about Georgia is the coaching staff."

Plenty of other schools have had Adams on their campus over the last 12 months, but other than Florida, Auburn is the only one to have the pleasure of hosting his mother.

They have not had her on campus once, but twice.

"I just got really attached to Auburn early and it happened kind of fast," said Adams. "I just clicked with the coaches and the people there, so they have always been a school I have liked. One of my coaches played for Coach [Mike] Pelton, so that helped me get to know them a little more, but I just like Auburn. My mom likes them too."

Of course the 2012 season is not going the way the Tigers would like for it to be going. Auburn has a 1-6 record and Adams is hearing about their lack of success this season.

That doesn't affect the way he feels about AU though.

"I have heard a lot about Auburn and how they are losing and how Coach [Gene] Chizik could be fired, but I am not really worrying about that right now. I know Auburn will win again, they have a top recruiting class coming in, and I am still looking at them the same way I was before the season started."

Another Tigers were the first school to offer a scholarship and Clemson is still very much in the picture as well.

"I have been there a lot and I will be back when they play Maryland with my mom for another unofficial visit. I still have a lot of interest in them and I really like everything up there."

It seems Adams is looking at a lot of schools the same way now as he was months ago.

He has yet to form a list and different schools continue to cycle through his head.

"It is a little confusing at times. I think about one school one day, then I am thinking about another school the next day. I am not really worrying about it though, I know God will work things out for me."

A lot of schools will have another shot between now and the time Adams makes his decision in 2013. He knows three official visitors, but the other two are up in the air.

"I am still planning to visit Oregon, USC, and LSU officially. Other than that, I know I will be at Alabama when they play Auburn, but that will be an unofficial visit. I do not know any other visits at this time and I am not sure about the last two official visits yet either."

He does know what he is looking for in a school though. Some have made a big deal about Adams and how he is worried about playing in a specific defense, but he said that is not an issue for him.

"I do not care if I play in a 4-3 or a 3-4 defense in college. All I want to do is the opportunity to make a tackle, so if I am given that opportunity, that is all I want.

"I am really looking at who I am going to be around for the next four years. I am looking at the players, I am looking at the coaches, and I am looking at the people around the program. I want to be around good people. That is the most important thing to me."

Adams is the No. 1 defensive tackle in the country on Scout.

Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
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