Adams looking to see if anyone can beat NU

You are probably not going to find too many recruits that say they are glad the season is over, only wanting to get involved in recruiting as much as they can. Most of them would rather still be playing. Offensive lineman Jeff Adams is one of them, but he takes it all in stride. His season is over and the recruiting is indeed heating up. So, it's down and dirty time when it comes to figuring out which college he'll attend in the future.

With his season over, his Trigg County team finishing the year with a 9-3 record, offensive lineman Jeff Adams has been moving towards figuring this whole recruiting thing out.

With only one official visit taken (Nebraska – Sept. 9), Jeff is trying to figure out where the other four of his five allowed visits will go. He's got a great list of early candidates as well, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Kentucky and Louisville being just a few of the teams that have offered the 6 foot, 8 inch, 325 pound lineman.

Of that list, Adams knows what his second destination is. "I am going to Louisville in a couple of weeks," Adams said. "That's the one I know for sure, but I think I am going to set up some others, too."

It seems like forever since his first visit, Adams dropping in on the Huskers in early September as the big red hosted Wake Forest. Adams said that the visit is still clear in his mind, despite the fact that it was almost two months ago. It also doesn't hurt that the coach recruiting him (Randy Jordan) has been in constant contact ever since. "I talk to coach Jordan once a week, maybe every two weeks," Adams said. "He asks how I am doing in school and just how things are going."

Another thing that Jordan has conveyed to Adams, something he saw for himself when he took his trip to see the big red, was the fact that when it came to the offensive line, Nebraska was sorely in need.

It wasn't just the fact that the team has to replace three starters next year, but the line as a whole hasn't performed up to expectations. Adams said he liked that, knowing that there was pressure on him to not just play his first year there, but even possibly vie for a starting spot. After all, that's what he's been used to his entire prep career. "I'm not used to watching other people play," Adams said. "I have always been out there, starting mostly and that's just how I look at it."

"I want to play and my first year if I can, so the situation they have as far as guys leaving and young guys on the team, is something I like."

Nebraska isn't the only school with questions on the offensive line. Louisville will lose three starters to graduation after this season and Oklahoma, another school Adams is interested in, they lose three as well. Miami, a school that hasn't offered, but Adams is looking at them as they were a childhood favorite and they lose the most, four players departing after this year.

That's just one of the criteria for Adams as he's looking at a lot more than just what's going on with the football team. The school, the town where it resides and the relationship with the coaches are all very important things to him.

But the visits, that's the big thing and with only one in the books, he's eager to get onto the rest to see what everyone else has to offer. That way he can compare what these program are like compared to program he's gotten to know better than anyone else thus far – the Huskers.

"I loved everything about that place and I don't really see anything that they could do better," Adams said of Nebraska. "I am just looking at these other schools to see what they feel like, how the players and coaches are, so I can compare."

"Nebraska is probably a tough place to beat, but that's why you take the visits, because you just don't know until you see them for yourself."

"Once I do that, I will be able to make my decision on where I go and know that I really looked at everything that mattered to me."

Adams currently holds a 3.0 GPA and scored a 29 on his ACT.

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