Adams Learns About UNC

Ken Adams headed into his North Carolina official visit this weekend knowing very little about UNC. Now, the JuCo prospect has plenty of information to digest.

"[The visit] went real good," Adams said. "They showed me a lot of things. They showed me the great academic program they have. They showed me a lot of things around campus. I met the players. It was real good."

Adams, a 6-foot-5, 240-pounder at Wesson (Miss.) Copiah-Lincoln CC, says "right now" he is still technically committed to Tennessee, the school he pledged to in early November. But, UNC is very much an option.

"I liked it up there [at UNC]," Adams said. "They have a chance."

This coming weekend, Adams will officially visit Auburn, the school he signed with out of Enterprise (Ala.) High School two years ago.

Adams is considering only Auburn, UNC, and Tennessee. However, he said he will consider any additional schools that begin to pursue him.

Despite his commitment to Tennessee, Adams says he's equally considering the three aforementioned schools.

"I really don't have a favorite right now," Adams said. "All of them are about the same."

Adams, who will enroll at his chosen school in January with two years of playing eligibility plus a red-shirt season, isn't sure when he'll make his final collegiate decision.

"I don't think I'm going to sign on the first [December JuCo] Signing Day," Adams said. "I will enroll in January, but I won't sign."

Adams, who attended his UNC official visit alone (without family), arrived in Chapel Hill on Friday evening. Robert Quinn, the star sophomore defensive end, hosted Adams during his stay.

"Robert is cool," Adams said. "Actually, he reminds me a lot of myself. His personality is similar to mine. We both said we remind us of each other. He's a good guy. I had a good time chilling with him."

Adams spent Saturday touring the campus, meeting the football program's staff, and seeing the academic side of UNC.

"They have a great academic program – I didn't know that," Adams said. "…They were showing me what they're going to do to the stadium. It is a great campus."

On Sunday morning, Adams met with John Blake, UNC's defensive line coach.

"[Blake] is a good guy," Adams said. "He'll make you laugh. He showed me everything I need to see and hear."

UNC is recruiting Adams as a defensive end.

"[Blake] said I will be playing [next season]," Adams said. "He said they might have me stand up on the edge some, drop me into coverage some, coming off the edge hard. He kept calling me a ‘freak.'"

Adams' visit concluded with a meeting with Butch Davis.

"He was basically saying the same thing [Blake was saying]," Adams said. "He said I would be a great addition to the D-line unit, because they do a heavy rotation. He said everybody gets about the same amount of playing time.

"He was just telling me everything I needed to hear. He said he'd take care of me [and] I'd be good academic-wise if I came [to UNC]."

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