RECRUITING: Adams talks about visit to Kentucky

E.J. Adams is scheduled for an official visit this Friday to Lexington. We caught up with the talented prospect from North Gwinnett High School to check in with the latest on his recruitment.

Adams has seen his stock climb considerably since he was first offered by Kentucky not even a month ago.

"I'm headed up (to Lexington) this Friday," Adams told Inside Kentucky. "I'm excited about the trip, it's my first official visit so I am definitely ready."

Kentucky is high on Adam's list not only because they were the first to offer, but he also has a cousin that plays for the Wildcats. Eric Scott, the starting tight end from Etowah, GA, is his cousin and has told Adams a lot of good things about Lexington. If that is not enough to get Big Blue running through his mind, Adams' teammate, Ross Bogue just gave Coach Brooks and Kentucky a verbal commitment two weeks ago.

"They are definitely one of the top choices," Adams stated. "I loved it when I went on my unofficial there. I had a lot of fun. Like I said, prior, I could see myself playing at Kentucky."

Asked what he'll be looking for when he takes his official visit on December 3rd;

"Mainly just the program in general," Adams explained. "I want to see how they run things and how the coaches and players interact."

South Carolina, whom Adams has a scheduled official visit date set for January 14th, is next in line to host the talented, 5-foot-11 athlete.

"I haven't gotten any new offers," said E.J. Adams. "It's still South Carolina and Kentucky - My film is getting out though and I am getting new schools calling nearly every day."

Among those that have been impressed by the diamond in the rough is a new national power.

"Ohio State called today - as did Southern Miss," Adams continued. "(Ohio State) told me that they really liked me on film and they were looking for some defensive backs."

Adams now claims his top five to be Ohio State, Kentucky, South Carolina, Georgia and Southern Mississippi, but insists, "South Carolina and Kentucky are my top two though."

Adams and North Gwinnett finished 2004 with a 9-3 record. The talented star athlete caught 45 passes for more than 525 yards and nine touchdowns, while also rushing for seven scores. Adams, Bogue, and the Bulldogs lost to Walton in the second round of the Georgia 5A playoffs.

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