Adams Drops by UNC

Spencer Adams escorted his mother to Chapel Hill Thursday for her first look at the University of North Carolina.

"We went to watch the practice and talk to the coaches a little bit," said Adams. "We just wanted to go up there and see how it was, see how the atmosphere was."

North Carolina didn't fail to deliver, providing Adams, a 6-foot-1 175-pound defensive back from Matthews (N.C.) Butler, a game-like atmosphere.

"[I was impressed with] the enthusiasm of the coaches and the enthusiasm of the players, and how fast everything was moving, and the coverages they were calling," said Adams. "I've never seen practice that had enthusiasm and moving fast like it was a game."

After the practice, Adams and his mother headed up to the football offices to speak with the coaches. Although Tommy Thigpen is handling his recruitment, Adams spent most of the day speaking to John Blake, UNC's defensive line coach.

"[He was talking about] why I should come there and how even if I don't come there I can still call him and ask him questions," said Adams. "He was telling me how the spirit is changing in North Carolina, and how he's going to turn the program around."

Adams' mother, who was most interested in meeting Blake, was really impressed by what she saw and heard, according to Adams.

Almost a week after his amazing performance at the Shrine Bowl Combine, Adams hasn't seen an increase in scholarship offers yet, but has seen an increased buzz surrounding him.

"Right now, there's no new offers on the table, but I'm getting more interview calls, more texts from coaches – Alabama has been texting more since the combine, definitely more mail from different schools," said Adams.

After measuring in at 6-foot-1 and 174 pounds, Adams blazed the track with three 40-yard dash times all in the 4.20-range. He also clocked a 4.21-second shuttle and vertically jumped 35.5 inches.

Despite his cornerback speed and coverage skills, North Carolina is recruiting Adams at safety.

"Coach [Chuck] Pagano is crazy with the safety blitzes and how he calls them," said Adams. "So they're looking for a safety with enough size to hit, and also safeties with the speed of a corner so they can cover."

Adams, who holds 11 scholarship offers, said he is favoring four schools – Clemson, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia Tech – and each have offered.

"Clemson, [I like] the academic support system they have and how it's so catered to me graduating.

"North Carolina, [I like] the spirit of change, and how everything's ran over there, and how they're not just coaching them to be football players, they're coaching them to be young men and how to get the degree and come back to North Carolina and putting stuff back into the program.

"Virginia Tech, [I like] the way they're always contending for ACC titles and always contending for a national championship, and how loud the stadium is.

"South Carolina, definitely [I like] the tradition that comes along with South Carolina. They might not have a winning season, but every time I go there it's sold out. And they're bringing their program up to the top."

Adams doesn't claim a leader between the four and said he doesn't plan on making a verbal commitment until the fall after he has taken most of his official visits.

For the remainder of the spring, Adams' travel schedule is empty, but he admits last minute recruiting visits are always possible. During the summer, he plans to camp at Clemson, North Carolina and Virginia Tech.

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