Four-star linebacker has ‘great’ visit

Four-star linebacker David Adams visited Notre Dame on Friday and left impressed by all the Irish have to offer.

Junior linebacker David Adams had a good idea of what to expect when he visited Notre Dame on Friday.

He wasn’t disappointed.

“I thought it was a great experience,” said Adams, a 6-foot-2, 225-pound four-star prospect from Central Catholic High School in Pittsburgh. “It’s a place I would love to for sure go back to on a visit again for a game. It was an overall good time.”

Adams arrived in South Bend late Thursday night and made his way to campus early on Friday.

Along with fellow Pittsburgh prospects Damar Hamlin, a teammate at Central Catholic, and 2017 DB Paris Ford, Adams spent the next several hours touring the University and football facilities as well as getting to know the Irish coaching staff.

“The first couple hours we checked out the campus and stuff,” he said. “We met with some academic advisors of the football team then we did a photo shoot with me, Damar and Paris. After that we ate lunch and then spread up a little bit. I went and saw some of their team videos and some other stuff and their facilities.”

Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly hosted the lunch on his office balcony.

“There were a bunch of coaches there,” Adams said. “It was good food and a good time.”

Adams also had the opportunity to talk with Irish recruiting coordinator Mike Elston and defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder.

Both explained Notre Dame’s recruiting philosophy and VanGorder made sure to let Adams know how much interest the Irish had in him as a player.

“He said I’m going to have an opportunity there for sure,” Adams said. “He just doesn’t like to offer all these kids this early in the process. He just wants to get to know me and loves my play. He said he wants me to come back and see them soon.”

Adams holds early offers from Penn State, Nebraska, North Carolina, Pittsburgh, Virginia, Virginia Tech and West Virginia, among other.

Adams and his Pittsburgh peers all felt the same way about the Irish.

“We were all talking about it,” he said. “We all liked it a lot and thought it would be a great opportunity to go there. We just have to see how things turn out.”

Adams is tentatively scheduled to visit Virginia Tech and Virginia next week before the start of his junior season.


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