2006: Josh Adams

With the need to pull in a few tailbacks in every recruiting class, it's no wonder the Tar Heels' coaching staff has already shown a great interest in the state of North Carolina's lead junior rusher, Josh Adams of Cary (N.C.).

Adams, a 5-foot-11, 185-pounder, who owns a 4.5-second forty-time, could translate to more then just his high school tailback position at the collegiate level. Therefore, he is a prospect UNC's staff said they would like to see in camp before offering.

"They also wanted me to come to one of their camps this summer," explained Adams. "Me and another former teammate were thinking about going. I'm supposed to be visiting Carolina in March later on when they play Duke at home [March 6th], also."

Despite rumors that he may be an N.C. State lean, Adams said he is open and has a fondness for the North Carolina football program. However, he has a lot of investigating to do from now until Signing Day ‘06.

"It's a nice team," remarked Adams of the Tar Heels. "But really I'm just trying to figure out what's best for me as far academics-wise too, not just sports."

In addition to leading all juniors in rushing in 2004 with 2,884 yards and 26 touchdowns, Adams has also helped put life into a Cary program that hasn't had a winning season in over ten years before last year. Adams showed glimpses of what he could do as a sophomore posting 1,486 yards and nine touchdowns before getting injured.

"Josh is a fantastic running back at the high school level," says Miller Safrit of Scout.com. "He has great acceleration, has good hips and tremendous balance. Based on his speed on his first step, he could be a fantastic cornerback, but with his ability handling the ball could become a great slot receiver."

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