Adams Enjoys Official Visit

After helping Matthews (N.C.) Butler edge rival Charlotte (N.C.) Independence on Friday night, Spencer Adams officially visited North Carolina Saturday.

"It was really fun, man," Adams said. "Definitely, it was a lot of fun."

Adams, a 6-foot-1, 175-pound defensive back, arrived just in time for UNC's ACC battle with Maryland.

"It was a really good game," Adams said. "Everyone played really well.

"It's not as loud [as other places], but it still has that home feeling. It's really comfortable, [and] the fans really support the team. Yeah, they're not doing as well as people, but it looked still packed to me. I was looking at that and it really surprised me to see how many people actually still went to the game and still supported the team."

Following the game, Adams reunited with former teammate Ryan Houston, who served as Adams' host for his stay. The two Matthews natives attended UNC's exhibition basketball game and then eventually ended back at Houston's dorm.

"We talked about just coming up there," Adams said. "And he just told me when you first get there it's going to be kind of hard, because you've got to get acclimated to the college life – like writing 14-page papers and stuff."

Sunday morning, Adams met with members of the academic support system.

"It really looks like it caters to the athletes being successful," Adams said. "That was really good to know."

Then, Adams, who's also a star on the track, met Antonio Pettigrew, UNC's track coach.

"He's a really cool guy," Adams said. "He ran 13 years professionally – that's hard to do… He ran 13 years as a pro, so he definitely knows what he's talking about. And definitely knows how to make it a career and get as much out of it as you can."

Later that afternoon, Adams met with Chuck Pagano, UNC's defensive coordinator and secondary coach.

"We talked about what I'm interested in, what kind of environment I want to surround myself with when I get to college," Adams said.

Originally, UNC recruited Spencer as a safety, a position he has played for most of his high school career. However, things have shifted to the cornerback positions.

"Really, they just need a shutdown corner," Adams said. "I think Florida is thinking the same thing – they need a shutdown corner. They're really tired of having 5-11 corners going against 6-6 receivers – that's just a jump ball situation ready to happen. They need a tall corner that has the speed and range that I do."

Adams' stay concluded when he and his mother sat down with Butch Davis.

"He showed me the new uniforms they're going to wear next year – I was really liking it," Adams said. "He told me to just take my time. He knows I'm looking at other schools."

Adams, who has already officially visited Michigan, will take an official trip to Florida during the Thanksgiving weekend for the Florida State game. Per Clemson's request, he'll visit the Tigers last, but he has yet to finalize a date. His fifth allotted official trip is up in the air and might not be used.

Halfway through his official visits, Adams isn't claiming a leader.

"North Carolina and Clemson, I really like; Florida is up there and Michigan is up there," Adams said. "So I don't really have a standout favorite."

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