Art Kaufman discovered Adams, a 6-foot-5, 240-pounder, during an evaluation visit to Copiah-Lincoln CC Monday.
"He came and pulled me out of class," Adams said. "It was the first time he had met me. He said he was going to watch my tape.
"And then he called back the next day and said he liked what he saw and wanted to get me up on [an official] visit. He told me to think about it. I thought I should go check it out."
UNC joined Auburn, Southern Mississippi, and Tennessee by offering Adams a scholarship.
During an official visit to Tennessee in early November, Adams made a verbal commitment to the Volunteers.
"I'm going on all my [official] visits to make sure I've made the right decision," Adams said.
The weekend following his UNC trip, Adams is scheduled to officially visit Auburn. He originally signed with Auburn as a high school senior coming out of Enterprise (Ala.) High.
Tennessee is the only school recruiting Adams as a tight end. All other schools, including UNC, project him as a defensive end.
"I don't really [have a position preference], as long as I get a chance to see the field and make plays," Adams said.
Adams played tight end as a freshman at Copiah-Lincoln. However, he was moved to defensive end for his sophomore season and registered eight sacks and 47 tackles.
Adams will graduate from Copiah-Lincoln this December and enroll at his chosen school in January. He has two years of eligibility remaining, plus a red-shirt season.