Another Butler Junior Holds UNC Offer

Just like his Matthews (N.C.) Butler teammate Robert Blanton, Spencer Adams left North Carolina's July individual camp with a scholarship offer – as a rising junior.

"We just went up there a day after we had a seven-on-seven [passing] tournament," said Adams. "I was tired – my body was going all week. I just went up there and went ahead and preformed. When they offered me a scholarship offer, I was pretty happy."

From the get go, Adams, a 6-foot-2 180-pound safety, caught the eye of Marvin Sanders, UNC's defensive coordinator and secondary coach.

"[Sanders] told me before one-on-ones [that I had an offer]," said Adams. "When we were first going out there, he said he wanted to coach me there, but that really wasn't an offer; I just took it with a grain of salt because a lot of coaches want to coach me. But as the day went on he kept on looking at me and he was like ‘Well, I'm going to go ahead and tell you, you have a scholarship offer on the table whenever the time comes when we can officially offer you.'"

As a rising junior, Adams can't receive the official paper scholarship offer until September 1st.

The offer is Adams' first for football, but he holds offers from East Carolina and South Carolina for track. Adams runs in the 100 hurdles, 300 hurdles, and the 4x400 relay.

In addition to UNC, Adams has camped at Michigan. He plans to re-camp at both schools next summer.

With his Signing Day well over a year away, Adams is hesitant to name favorites, but was willing to name some early schools he likes.

"I don't know," said Adams with a laugh. "North Carolina's up there, University of South Carolina, Clemson, LSU, Virginia Tech, University of Virginia."

With the verbal commitment of teammate Ryan Houston, the Tar Heels have an unmatched advantage.

"Yeah, definitely [it helps UNC's chances]," said Adams. "It's just having somebody up there that you're real cool and you're real tight with. When it comes to schools, I think it will help out a lot."

However, the idea of playing with members of his current class including Blanton and Eddie Whitley – both fellow defensive backs – might not be something Adams is looking towards.

"There's a lot of competition between me and Robert and Eddie," said Adams. "We've talked about it before, but with us all playing the same position I don't know."

During his sophomore season, Adams was hindered by a pulled hamstring and lost his starting position at safety. He eventually regained the starting role and ended the year with one interception, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.

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