Adams has Irish on short list

Four-star running back Josh Adams explains why the Irish staff think he would be a great fit in South Bend. Adams talks about his recruiting timeline, which includes a probable decision before the start of his senior season.

Running back Josh Adams was scheduled to visit Notre Dame this spring, but something came up in his schedule that prevented otherwise. However, Adams is still very much interested in the Irish.

"Notre Dame is one of the top schools that I talk to," Adams said. "I probably talk with Coach (Harry) Hiestand and Coach (Tony) Alford once a week. They came by my school a couple times earlier this month."

The 6-foot-2, 210-pound running back says his unique style is what has appealed to the Notre Dame staff.

"They really like my film and the diversity that I could bring to the team," Adams said. "They said that I have great speed for a tall guy and how I can make plays out of nowhere. You don't see many running backs over 6-feet running downhill."

"They said they are sticking with me throughout the process," Adams added.

Adams doesn't have any favorites at the moment, but he did say the primary schools he's in contact with include (alphabetically) Boston College, Notre Dame, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers and Stanford.

This summer, the Warrington, Pa. Central Bucks South standout plans to visit a few places, including Boston College, Notre Dame and Rutgers.

"Notre Dame wants me to come to their camp in June, but they said anytime during that period works for them," Adams said. "We're in the process of setting something up for when I can get down there and when the coaches will be on campus."

Adams visited Penn State and Pittsburgh this spring.

For Adams, a decision before the start of his senior year is likely.

"I'm not going to rush it, but I want to decide before my senior season," Adams said. "If not, I'll go with it, but I would like to try."

The main factors for Adams in his decision are academics and atmosphere. Though he has yet to see Notre Dame, he has a positive image of what Notre Dame can offer.

"A lot of my coaching staff has been there and they say it's a great place," Adams said. "They say it's a great place to play at and the feel of campus is great. Whatever they say must be true because I know they are guiding me in the right direction. I'm excited to get out there."

Adams is a four-star prospect and is ranked as the No. 36 running back in the class of 2015. He tore his ACL on Oct. 5, completed the road to recovery, and this past week started working out again on his own.


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