Still Very Open

Corey Adams could hear the commotion in the background. The five-star defensive tackle from Scottsdale, Arizona had a feeling that Notre Dame head coach Charlie Weis was busy.

But Weis still took Corey Adams call.

"We talked mostly just about Notre Dame, the team, and what his plans are for them," Adams explained. "Possibly how I could fit into that. What I should do in looking at these other schools."

Still, the 6-foot-3, 288-pound Adams isn't quite sure what he's going to do.

The standout from Saguaro High has over 20 scholarship offers, but has no list of favorites, no summer visits planned, and not a clue of where he's going to take his officials at.

"What I'm going to do is sit down with my parents and coach, and just weed out the schools we don't feel is going to be a good fit," Adams said. "We're going to take a look at how I would fit into their respective programs.

"I want to try and narrow that stuff down before my senior football season starts."

The Notre Dame coaching staff is doing everything they can to impress Adams and remain a school of consideration.

An Irish assistant coach went by the school twice during spring football. They used the one allotted call during the May evaluation period, and there is the loads of mail. Weis taking Adams call was a good thing as well.

"Definitely," Adams stated when asked if he was interested.

"Just the tradition of everything they've got. Just talking with the coaches and talking about their schemes and just the chemistry and how everything works. How the team plays and their goals and everything."

Adams said that Notre Dame is one of the schools recruiting him the hardest, along with Ohio State and the Pac 10. He has only taken trips to Arizona, Arizona State and USC.

As a junior, Adams helped Saguaro win their second consecutive state title by recording 117 tackles and 24 sacks. He will play in the U.S. Under Armour All-America game in January.


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