Scout Ranking: 5-star and No. 1 DT
Measurables: 6-foot-3 and 285 pounds
2011 Stats: Beckwith finished his junior season with 84 tackles, 45 tackles for loss, and 10 sacks.
What they're saying: Adams has a very good first step off the ball and he shows explosion consistently when you see him in action. He is still raw when it comes to technique. He can work on his pad level and his hand placement, but overall, he is about as impressive as they come on the defensive line. He has the size, athleticism, and motor that you would want to coach at a top program. - Chad Simmons/Scout.com
Recruiting Status: Adams is one of the most heavily recruited players in the South. He was offered very early in the process by the Hurricanes and hasn't started to narrow down his list of favorites yet. Miami's one of about a dozen schools still being mentioned as a possible visit destination down the road.
What he's saying about Miami: "They offered me real early and I've been talking to the coaches there. I have to see if I'll be able to get down there for a visit so I can learn more about them and their program."
Miami angle: You can never have enough defensive tackles and the elite ones are very hard to find. Adams is an elite talent and is being recruited by everyone. He's taken summer visits to Tennessee, Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, and Georgia. He doesn't plan to cut his list down until sometime during the season. Miami will be battling for one of those spots. Until he visits, if he even does, it'll be very hard to tell what type of chances Miami will have. He doesn't say much about the recruiting process but it's likely that even if Miami can get him down for a visit, they'll likely be a longshot. Getting him out of SEC country won't be easy for anyone.