"Mr. Excitement" Holds Three

Akron Buchtel's Johnny Adams has added two more scholarship offers to his list when he was offered recently by Syracuse and West Virginia. Adams was previously offered by Akron. Most schools are recruiting "Mr. Excitement" as an athlete because he has excelled on both sides of the ball.

Add two more offers to the list of "Mr. Excitement." Akron Buchtel junior Johnny Adams received offers from Syracuse and West Virginia to go along with a previous offer from Akron. With Akron Buchtel being without a head football coach since the dismissal of Claude Brown, Adams has taken matters into his own hands.

"After we lost coach Brown it seemed like I had to do my own recruiting work," Adams said. "I started sending my tape out to different schools and contacted them myself. That's how I got the West Virginia and Syracuse offers. I've never been to either school but they send me text messages pretty often now. The Akron offer was cool because it was the first one. They're my home school and I'll consider them."

Two other Big-10 schools are in contact with Adams as well, Ohio State and Michigan. Adams is quite fond of both programs right now.

"I talked with Scott Loeffler from Michigan pretty often, " Adams explained. He said Lloyd Carr wants me to come up to one of their practices and to their spring game. I talked with coach Carr on the phone and he said he's looking forward to meeting me. I may go to their camp this summer too but I'm not real sure yet."

Tim Beckman was recruiting Adams for Ohio State before accepting a position at Oklahoma State. Beckman has stayed in contact with Adams and is now recruiting him for the Cowboys. Jim Bollman has assumed the role of lead recruiter for Ohio State in Adams' situation.

"Coach Beckman is really cool," Adams noted. "He wants me to send him a tape at Oklahoma State. Coach Bollman and I talked yesterday. I'm sending my tape to him too. I sat with him at a basketball game this winter. I met Jim Tressel there too. We talked in his office for a while. I'm definitely going to the spring game and maybe to one of the practices. I'm also going to camp there this summer for sure. I've never camped there yet and I'm looking forward to it."

Adams, who ran a 4.37 forty-yard dash time at a Toledo camp last summer, is being recruited as an athlete by most schools. He excels at defensive back but is dangerous with the football in his hands, evidenced by his 9 touchdowns on special teams returns.

"Most schools haven't specified a position," he said. "They all like my work on punt returns and kickoffs and they said I look good at cornerback too. They want to see me at their camp. I'm still trying to get a camp schedule together but I'm running track and that takes a lot of time. I'll be going to Pitt this Saturday for their junior day. I'm hoping they offer me there."


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