Auburn One Of Four Finalists For Five-Star DT

Five-star defensive tackle Montravius Adams talks about his official visit to Auburn, spending time with Rodney Garner, and names his final four.

Vienna, Ga.—Five-star defensive tackle Montravius Adams says he's down to just four schools following his visit to Auburn over the weekend and plans to sign with either the Tigers, Alabama, Clemson or Georgia on Wednesday.

A frequent visitor to Auburn when Gene Chizik and his staff were in charge, this weekend was the first visit for Adams with Gus Malzahn as the head coach of the Tigers and he brought along his mother to see things again as well. Getting a chance to spend time with the new coaches as well as many of the players and recruits, Adams says it was a enjoyable experience.

"I had a great visit," Adams says. "I hung out with the players, mostly Jeffrey Whitaker and Gabe Wright. I got to know the coaches better and just meeting the people around there.

"The people are different now," he adds. "It just seems like a great place. I got close to both coaching staffs. I was probably a little closer to the last one because I had been over there and met them a lot, but I like that coaching staff now."

Already very familiar with Auburn defensive line coach Rodney Garner from his time at Georgia, Adams says that getting to spend much of the weekend around him while on the Plains was one of the high points of the weekend for him.

"I was already close to him when he was at Georgia," Adams says. "Going there and just getting to sit down with him more and watching film and getting closer to his family was nice."

While he spent a great deal of time with Garner, Adams says he also got to know Malzahn really well on his visit. After talking with him in recruiting the past two months he predicts the head coach is the guy that is going to get things turned around at Auburn.

"He's a good guy," Adams says. "I think he's a great coach. I think he can get this team back to how it usually is, winning games."

In addition to spending time with the current players, Adams adds that Carl Lawson spent some time trying to get him on board with the Tigers as well. Coming into the week Adams was unsure if he would take the visit to Auburn because he knew a lot about the campus and facilities, but he notes that he's glad he took the trip now.

"I'm glad I took the visit," Adams says. "I think the visit made a difference."

Montravius Adams is one of the nation's top-rated prospects.

Now with his decision only days away and the end of recruiting near, Adams says that he's got certain things in mind that he'll be looking for when he makes his final choice. Unlike many, however, he says that he's not going to stress over things, but instead take all things into account and make the best decision for himself and his family.

"It's important that my mom likes it and likes the coaches and people there," Adams says. "It's big that I like it and that it's the best place for me to get my degree. I'm looking for wherever I feel at home so I can just play ball.

"I'm the kind of guy that is humble," he adds. "I just chill and lay back and soak it up. I dreamed about this. I come from a place that a lot of people don't go (to college). I knew this was going to happen."

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