Mike Adams, a 6-foot-8, 300-pound offensive tackle from Coffman High in Dublin, Ohio issued a verbal commitment to play for the Ohio State Buckeyes tonight during a dinner with Head Coach Jim Tressel and fellow recruits Jacob Stoneburner and Michael Brewster.
As a junior, Adams earned All-Ohio honors after a strong season on the field.
He added Scout.com All-Combine First Team honors after impressing the Scouts at the U.S. Army Junior Combine.
Good: Finding a 6-8 tackle is hard, finding a 6-8 tackle with a wing span, frame and great feet is a rarity. Most high school offensive linemen are not always accomplished in pass protection, but Adams excels at it. Adams is outstanding in space and that is what makes him special. He looks and moves like an athlete. It's typical for most linemen as tall as Adams to be waist benders, not Adams he has great knee bend. He also plays with the tenacity that anyone wants from an offensive linemen.
Bad: You'd really have to nit pick to find a fault with Adams. His overall mass we will critique. Being so athletic, Adams actually looks skinny for his size. That's not an issue as he will add weight and strength in college. It will be interesting to see how he transforms from a dominant pass blocker who plays in a pass oriented scheme to a more power running type of game at Ohio State.
Future: Adams could make a run for playing time as a freshman. Ideally, you would like to have a freshman redshirt, but he would not hurt you. The Buckeyes landed a gem with Mike Adams. This could be the foundation for a special group of young linemen.