Profile - Brandon Adams
Brandon and his teammates recently completed the 2015 season by winning the Tennessee state championship in their classification. With the season over, Brandon is now concentrating on making his college choice.
Adams has plans to make two official visits before making that decision. After those visits, Brandon and his family will decide if he wants to remain committed to Vanderbilt or if he wants to choose another school.
Georgia Tech is the other school that is drawing Brandon’s interest. He will be taking an official visit to Tech on the 15th."I’m looking forward to this visit.” Brandon has never visited Tech. “I've heard a lot about how great the campus is and I’ve talked to PJ Davis about Tech.”
Coach Andy McCollum is Brandon’s recruiting coach. “He has me pumped up for the visit. I want to major in Pre-Med and he told me that Georgia Tech works with Emory. Tech has some classes that really prepares students for the rigors of medical school.”
Knowing that Tech has lost two defensive tackles from the 2015 squad has also gotten Brandon’s attention. One of them, Adam Gotsis, could be playing in the NFL next season. “I hope to be able to talk to him on the visit."
Following the Tech visit, Brandon will be visiting Vanderbilt on the 22nd. Brandon has visited there many times but he wants to take the official to interact with the coaches and players. “This is crunch time and I am picking from two schools that are very good academically and both play in very good conferences.”
Brandon feels that Tech may have a slight lead when comparing the two football programs. What will it take for Brandon to switch to Tech? Brandon wants to make sure that he feels comfortable and is wanted there. "I want the school to be a place that I can say, "This is the right place for me to be for college football and to get my education". Distance will not be a factor. Vandy is in his hometown and Atlanta isn't that long of a drive.
The academics at both schools compare favorably. “Both have excellent ways for me to get my Pre-Med major. Basically it will come down to which staff and players make me feel at home and make me feel that they really need me to help the team to get back to the winning ways. Both schools need players on the defensive line so that takes that factor out of the equation."
Brandon is not sure how soon after the visits that he’ll make his decision. “I want to talk it over with my family, get their input, and then look over everything I learned from each visit in order to pick the school that fits me the best.” Brandon knows the decision will not be easy but he plans to enjoy selecting the school that will help determine his future.