Profile - Brandon Adams
Going into his final official visit with Vanderbilt, Brentwood, Tennessee defensive tackle Brandon Adams was considering two schools. It didn’t take long following the visit for Brandon to reach his decision.
Brandon enjoyed his visit to Vanderbilt and the time he spent with the coaches and players. The visit went as he expected. He discussed the visit with his parents and then made his college decision.
Georgia Tech was the school Adams chose to continue his football career and to take advantage of the prestigious education that Tech offers. “I know a degree from Tech will get me where I want to go and that is to get into med school.” The fact that Georgia Tech is known for its' engineering degrees, it was pointed out to Brandon by Tech coaches Paul Johnson, Andy McCollum and Ted Roof that he could do that with getting his degree at Tech.
The way he was treated by the coaches and players was also a factor in Brandon’s decision. Seeing the coaches’ stress the academic side of things and showing him how they would help him with his career was also important to Brandon. “In the end, it came down to the way I felt about Tech while I was there and it felt like home to me.”
Brandon contacted Coach Johnson and Coach McCollum to give them his commitment. “Coach Johnson told me that I made a good choice. He said I could help Tech as much as they could help me.” Coach McCollum told Brandon that he had a bright future ahead of him and was ready for him to get to Tech. “Coach (Mike) Pelton said he was anxious to work with me when I arrive.”
Wednesday Coach Johnson will be traveling to Brentwood to visit Brandon. “I am through with my recruitment and it feels like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders but in a good way.”
Both parents are proud of Brandon’s decision. “My mom is happy because she knows I’ll be in good hands and I’ll be getting a chance to get out on my own.” Brandon’s dad was happy that he’ll be working with Coach Pelton. “They know I have two options. I can strive for the NFL or go on to med school after getting my degree. My parents love the coaching staff at Georgia Tech.”
Adams will be signing his letter of intent at his school along with some of his fellow teammates. He’ll report to Tech in June for workouts and to prepare himself for fall practice.