Adams Still Searching for Best Fit

Brandon defensive lineman Fletcher Adams is a recruit most football fans in Mississippi have been aware of most of his high school career. As one of the top prospects in his home state, Adams has drawn plenty of attention from college scouts and fans alike. Heading into fall camp, Adams is focused on his future and his senior season.

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"Things are going good," said Adams. "I am looking forward to the season.

"We should be a good team and have a chance to do some good things."

Adams was flanked the past three years by defensive ends Michael Brooks and Kyle Strickland, but the talented bookends have moved on as their prep careers ended with graduation.

Now the lone veteran returning on the defensive front, Adams knows that he can help the rising returning edge protectors by doing his job even better.

"I feel like I can take on those double teams and free them up to make some plays," said Adams. "We have some talented young guys coming up and I know we're going to be fine.

"We're going to miss Michael and Kyle, but we will have somebody step up.

"I am just going to do my job and help the other guys."

Adams has toyed with the idea of making his college decision before his senior campaign, but the four star reports that those plans are still rather fluid.

"I just don't know when I am going to do it to be honest," said Adams. "I thought about doing it before the season, but I am not sure about that right now."

A quartet of schools from the rugged Southeastern Conference lead the pack in the race for Adams' signing day signature.

"The main ones are Alabama, Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Florida," said Adams. "They are all recruiting me pretty hard and I like all of them.

"Alabama is Alabama and they've been recruiting me since after my ninth grade year. They've always been there.

"Florida sort of came out of nowhere. They offered me in the spring and I hear from them every day now.

"Mississippi State and Ole Miss are both in state schools, so they are always going to be up there."

With older brother, Nelson Adams, in Starkville, the younger Adams admits that the Bulldogs have the benefit of familiarity.

"All younger brothers want to play with the older brothers," explained Adams. "That's just how things are.

"I like Mississippi State and my brother being up there is a factor.

"I know a lot of the players and all of the coaches like Coach (David) Turner, so that's something good about them."

The Bulldogs have found themselves in competition with in state rival Ole Miss for much of the process.

"I like Coach (Hugh) Freeze and what he's trying to do at Ole Miss," said Adams. "They are always glad to see me when I go up there.

"They have some good players up there and the coaches are recruiting me pretty hard."

Adams denies a leader at this point and reports that any of his four finalist could ultimately be his school of choice.

"Everything is pretty much the same," said Adams. "I am looking at those four schools the most and I am not sure when I am going to make a decision.

"Right now, I am trying to just focus on my own season and then I will make a decision.

"I can't say if it's going to be before or after the season.

"I just don't know yet."

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