Video: Adams puts in work

PITTSBURGH – What does Notre Dame see in four-star junior linebacker David Adams? Irish Illustrated scouted the Central Catholic prospect earlier this month to find out.

PITTSBURGH – Four-star junior linebacker David Adams recorded 14 tackles in a 31-17 win over North Allegheny in a Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League playoff game at Martorelli Stadium on Friday, Nov. 13.

“I thought I played solid,” said Adams, a 6-foot-2, 225-pounder who has drawn a scholarship offer from Notre Dame and several other top college football programs. “I need to get better though. There’s always room for improvement.”

Irish Illustrated was on hand for the game and Adams showed why he earned an early four-star ranking from

He is big, athletic and has a high football IQ.

Adams stuffed North Allegheny’s rushing attack and also had the ability to drop into coverage when necessary. Thanks to his speed, he had little trouble getting to the edge on outside running plays and even forced a fumble on one.

A week earlier, the Irish coaching staff attended Central Catholic’s first round playoff game the night before Notre Dame played Pittsburgh at Heinz Field.

The Irish coaches saw much of the same out of Adams.

“Coach (Mike) Elston and coach (Brian) Kelly texted me after my game that night and told me they were impressed and really nice work,” Adams said.

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