Adams Talks Pitt Commitment

Pittsburgh got commitment number seven on Friday when Kevin Adams called and gave the coaching staff his verbal pledge to become a Panther. We caught up with the running back from Montvale, N.J., this afternoon to talk to him about his decision and found that although his primary position is running back, he could end up playing a few spots for the Panthers.

Kevin Adams, a 6-foot, 208-pound ball carrier from St. Joseph's Regional High School in Montvale, N.J., picked Pittsburgh today over scholarship offers from Syracuse and Akron. Adams gives Pittsburgh more depth at the running back position should LeSean McCoy chose to opt for the NFL early and could also give them some pop at other positions.

"I committed to Pittsburgh earlier today," Adams stated. "I talked to Head Coach Dave Wannstedt and he told me that they were very excited to have me and couldn't wait for me to get up on campus. I really like him a lot because he's a great guy and a good coach and I think the coaching staff as a whole was one of the main reasons I chose Pittsburgh."

"I visited earlier this week and absolutely loved it there," Adams added. "Like I said, the coaching staff was excellent, everyone was welcoming and easy to talk to and I really like the city of Pittsburgh."

"I was also given the opportunity to sit down with an academic advisor and talk to them about my future there. I would like to major in physical therapy or something along the lines of sports medicine and found that I would receive a ton of support there whether it was through tutoring or just the use of the academic facilities they have there."

As mentioned, it's not set in stone that Adams will play running back for Pitt.

"They told me I could play running back, safety or even outside linebacker there and while I prefer running back I am open to playing all three positions."

Adams was named second-team All-County as a junior at running back.

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