The 6-foot-2, 225-pound four-star junior linebacker from Pittsburgh’s Central Catholic High School spoke with Irish assistant coach Mike Elston earlier this month and will visit South Bend on July 31. Adams projects inside or outside at linebacker on the next level.
“I did not have a lot of contact with them,” Adams said. “It was just a little bit of mail but my coach gave me a note and said I have to call a coach. I called and it was coach Elston and we had a great talk. That’s a good thing.”
Elston explained Notre Dame’s position on early offers and encouraged Adams to be patient in the recruiting process.
“He said they have an extreme amount of interest in me and he doesn’t want me to think that because they haven’t offered me they aren’t interested,” Adams said. “He said they just want to get to know me first.”
Adams is looking forward to the visit and learning more about one of his longtime favorite schools.
“I have an extreme amount of interest,” he said. “They are one of my dream schools and my parents are huge on the academics. I think they’re ranked No. 4 in the power conferences or something like that and they have an amazing football team.”
Adams, who holds 12 scholarship offers, will visit Ohio State the following day and hopes to see several more schools in the near future.
“I actually haven’t gone to any others except for Pitt because I’ve had a lot of practices and stuff so I just haven’t had the time,” he said. “I think Aug. 6-8 I’m going to Virginia and Virginia Tech too.”
The visits will help Adams identify the schools he’ll take a closer look at following his junior season.
“At this point right now I’m just going with the flow right now a little bit,” he said. “When my junior year comes I’m going to start picking out some favorites but at this point right now I’m just going with it.”
As a sophomore, Adams recorded more than 100 tackles while primarily playing middle linebacker.
“It depended on the team we were playing against but almost all of the time I was the Mike and we’d either play a Cover 2 or Cover 3, a box or man,” he said. “It all just depended on who we were playing.”