Cards emerging as a favorite for Jeff Adams?

Three-star Jeff Adams enjoyed his unofficial visit to Louisville over the weekend. The 6-8, 325 pound OL/DL has already made an official visit to presumed favorite Nebraska, and Adams said Sunday night that an official visit to Louisville next month could go a long way toward helping him reach a decision.

Jeff Adams' official visit to the University of Louisville next month could go a long way toward helping him reach his college decision.

As things stand now, Nebraska probably holds the top spot for the 6-foot-8, 325-pound OL/DL from Trigg County High School in Cadiz, Ky. Rated a three-star prospect by Scout.com, Adams has already taken an official visit to Nebraska, and that trip made a lasting impression.

Saturday, however, Adams made an unofficial visit to Louisville for the Cardinals 41-17 win over Syracuse and now, at least, has some basis to compare the two programs.

"They're close to the top of my list," Adams said Sunday night of Nebraska. "I actually liked my trip to Nebraska better, but that was an official visit and I got to see a lot more of the facilities and the campus.

"They're (Nebraska) ahead of Louisville right now, but we'll see when I take my official visit there. All I got to see Saturday was the locker room at the stadium. But it was a good visit and I really liked the crowd."

Adams has an official visit scheduled to U of L Dec. 13, and also said he'd probably take an official visit to Kentucky. "They're all pretty much tied and about the same on my list," he said.

Adams is looking for a certain comfort level with both the coaches and the players before he's ready to reach his college decision.

"I'll probably choose which school makes me feel at home, and how the players on the team (are)," Adams said.

Though Adams' has scholarship offers from Nebraska, Louisville and Kentucky, only the Cardinals are recruiting the Trigg Co. standout to play on the defensive side of the ball. And when it comes time to make a decision, U of L's willingness to let Adams play defense could give them a leg up on the competition.

"That gives Louisville an edge," admitted Adams. "They told me that they wanted me to come up there to play defense. I played mostly defensive in high school and I'd rather play defense in college. I like defense more than offense."

During his unofficial visit to U of L over the weekend, Adams spoke with several players and coaches and got a feel for the Cardinals' locker room following the Syracuse game.

"I talked to Michael Bush and Montavious Stanley," Adams said. "I felt real comfortable there. I felt like I was in my own locker room after the game. It was crazy in there after game with them winning and all. I could see myself playing there."


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