Oklahoma a Player for Adams

Four-star wide receiver Joe Adams has 17 written scholarship offers in hand from some of the top programs around the country and is hoping to have a decision made by the first game of his senior season at this point. Adams made the trip from North Little Rock, Ark., to Norman earlier in the spring and currently has the Sooners high on his list.

With offers in hand from Clemson, Georgia, Florida, Arkansas, LSU, Minnesota, Texas Tech, Michigan, Texas A&M, TCU, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Tulsa, Kansas, Mississippi State, Air Force and USC, 6-foot-1, 175-pound wide receiver Joe Adams will have a difficult decision to make this August. A few programs have already received visits from the nation's 34th ranked wide receiver and Adams spent some time catching us up on his current recruiting picture.

"I have been trying to visit all of these schools this summer and already went to Georgia, Tulsa, Oklahoma and Clemson," Adams stated. "I also have visits set up to go to LSU, USC and Arkansas and want to have a decision made before our first game of the season, so I expect to know around August 30th at this point. I haven't narrowed my list at all at this point and am completely open, but Oklahoma is definitely a school that is close to the top of the list right now."

Adams made a visit to Oklahoma back in March and had an opportunity to not only meet with the Sooner coaching staff and players, but also learn about the academic support system in place on campus which is something that is very important to him.

"I went out to Norman during my spring break in March and really liked what I got to see and hear while I was there," Adams said. "I met with two academic advisers who talked to me about how things worked out there and what they had to offer in respects to my goals. I want to major in visual arts or education and eventually become a football coach and teacher, so while I am looking at these schools academic prowess and graduation rates become very important factors. After meeting with the academic group I took a tour of the campus and facilities which were all very nice. The campus was really small compared to that of a school like Georgia, but I kind of liked that about Oklahoma. I just felt comfortable on campus and could definitely see myself going to school there."

"After all of the touring I went to meet with my recruiter, Coach (Kevin) Sumlin and Head Coach Bob Stoops," Adams added. "To tell you the truth I was really nervous at first when I met Coach Stoops, but he was a great person who you could really tell cares about all of his players because that is all he kept talking about which was cool. Coach Sumlin was really hyper while I was there and said he was ready for me to suit up already which was really funny. I like that energy that Coach Sumlin brings to the table."

"I have watched Oklahoma a lot on television over the years and have always followed Mark Clayton and Adrian Peterson," Adams explained. "They are a program that is always in the Top 25, always playing in bowl games and wins national championships. If I went to Oklahoma I know I'd be playing in a bowl game every year and that is something that is very attractive to me. They run a very balanced offense and have had excellent offensive players over the past couple of years that have gone to the NFL, so I know if I end up going there they can get me to the league."

Adams was extremely productive for Central Arkansas Christian as a junior, rushing for 882 yards and 14 touchdowns and adding 632 yards and nine touchdowns as a receiver. He also had 590 yards in the return game to go along with a touchdown.

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