David Adams will headline Junior Day

Four-star linebacker David Adams landed a scholarship offer from Notre Dame last fall following an August visit. He’ll return to South Bend for Junior Day on March 19.

Four-star linebacker David Adams will return to South Bend next weekend for another look at Notre Dame.

The 6-foot-2, 230-pounder from Central Catholic in Pittsburgh, Pa., landed an offer from the Irish back in August after an unofficial visit. This time, he’s one of the top prospects scheduled to attend Notre Dame’s Junior Day on March 19.

“Me and my parents are coming up Friday afternoon and having a campus tour and academic meetings,” Adams said. “And then on Saturday, we’re going to the Junior Day.”

Adams has maintained regular contact with the Irish throughout the recruiting process.

“I speak with coach (Mike) Elston the most,” he said. “But, I also speak with coach (Brian) Kelly and coach (Brian) VanGorder sometimes. I really like all of them as coaches and as people.”

During their regular season visit to Pittsburgh the Irish coaches had the chance to watch Adams in action during a playoff game and they liked what they saw from the middle linebacker. Pittsburgh Central Catholic also featured four-star cornerback Damar Hamlin, who signed with Pittsburgh, and junior defensive tackle Kurt Hinish, who also holds a Notre Dame offer and is expected at Junior Day.

Adams, who doesn’t have a timeline for his college decision, recently visited Penn State and Pittsburgh. He isn’t sure if he’ll see any other schools this spring.

“I’m going to Notre Dame … and then after that I don’t have anything scheduled yet as of now,” he said. “I currently don’t have any favorites. I’m open to all of my options at this point. I will make my decision when I’m 100-percent positive I want to go to a certain school.”

Scout.com ranks Adams as the 101st best prospect in the nation and the No. 6 inside linebacker.


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