Standing on the sidelines of the Wake Forest-Nebraska game, Jeff Adams was treated to a defensive clinic, but he saw enough offensively that made him seriously consider wearing the uniforms of the winning team some day. Back in Cadiz, KY., Adams has been working diligently on his personal performance to improve for the next level and, thus far, he is pretty pleased with his overall progress.
"Last week we played a team that wasn't very good, but I played well. I had a sack on almost every play," said Adams who was commenting on his team's 55-0 win over Webster County. "We ran the ball a little bit more this game," said Jeff who actually prefers pass protection a little more at this point in his career. "I really like pass blocking but when you run block you get to go out and run people over, which I enjoy doing. I feel I'm better at pass protection overall, though," he said.
At the beginning of the year, Jeff had two main goals: To improve drastically on his conditioning to be able to keep up with the level of competition in college along with working on his blocking techniques. So far? So good. "I'm much better with conditioning than I was at the beginning of the year and I feel I'm really improving on my blocking skills. I learn something new every day," said Adams.
Jeff's schedule has had him all over the place so he hasn't even had time to seriously consider where he'd schedule another official visit to let alone actually make it happen. He said, though, if he were to pick another school to make a trip to, it'd probably end up being Kentucky or Tennessee, a local school so that the travel wouldn't be as great as the trip to Nebraska this time around.
Adams claims to being wide open in the recruiting race, but has fond memories of his trip to Lincoln. "I remember all of it. I pretty much think about that every day," he remarked. The relationship between Jeff and the coaches at Nebraska hasn't deteriorated one bit, either.
"Coach (Randy) Jordan has called a couple times. Coach (Bill) Callahan has called but I haven't been around much because I've been gone. I'm looking to get back with him soon. I've talked to Coach (Dennis) Wagner and he's called a few times too," said Adams. Using the old, faithful 1-10 scale, Adams was asked how he would rate his overall relationship with the Big Red. "I would rate it a 9 ½. They're doing really well right now," he said.