D.J.Adams looking to make an early decision

Junior Georgia running back prospect D.J. Adams doesn't have a list of favorites, but mentioned some schools that he's interested in along with where he will be visiting in the future. He also had the chance to meet with an RU representative at his school a few weeks ago. Come see what he had to say about those topics, what will factor into his final decision and when he plans on making it.

Norcross High School running back D.J. Adams has come out with a list of teams that he's "interested" in.

The list consists of Rutgers, Boston College, Clemson, Miami, Georgia and Florida State.

Adams said he met with Rutgers Tight Ends Coach and Recruiting Coordinator Joe Susan about three weeks ago and the conversation they had went extremely well. As a program, the 5-foot-10, 220 pound running back is impressed with the Scarlet Knights.

"We had a long talk," he said. "He gave me an outlook on the program and gave me a yearbook. The place looks real nice. My cousin goes there and I've talked to him and he's had nothing but good stuff to say about the school. Just from doing some research and seeing them on TV, I definitely have them on top for going on a visit, as far as an official visit."

Despite being from Georgia, Adams has kept a close key on the Knights.

"I watch them a lot on the internet, especially Ray Rice" he said. "It was easy to try and keep up with them. I like [how their season] turned out for them. I really like the fan base they have, they've had a lot of games on TV, and I watched the bowl game."

The Norcross, Ga. native has been on unofficial visits with schools around the area such as Georgia, Auburn and Georgia Tech.

"It was interesting, different than I thought it was going to be," Adams said about Georgia. "They pull in a lot of big guys. It was good because [by] seeing the other recruits I got to see the difference between high school and college. It was nice to preview Athens, it's a nice place."

On Auburn, he said: "I like the coaching staff. I like how they interact with the players. [The coaches] interact with the players more than I've seen on any other college."

With Georgia Tech, he liked the school's strong educational background.

"Academics are really high there," Adams said. "I like how the academics and sports programs are together over there."

Adams plans on going to Clemson this Saturday for its Junior Day, Maryland on March 8 and Notre Dame the week after.

Adams is trying to get all his visits out of the way because he said he would like to make his decision before his senior year.

In what will factor in that final decision, the Georgia back said education would play a major factor because he might major in journalism and wants to go somewhere that will suit his area of study. Adams also said that how a team is going forward and the coaching would also be key.

"An academics program is important to me because I want to go to a place that has what I want to major in," he said. "I'm not too concerned about how a team has done in the past. I look to see how they will be in the future and what (its) recruiting class looks like. Also, the coaching staff is important because I'll be seeing them the most."

Early playing time is something that interests Adams, but location will not be a determining factor.

For his junior year, Adams rushed for 1,462 yards on 204 carries and had 11 touchdowns. He also caught 12 balls for 100 yards and added two scores. He received multiple off-season honors for his work on the field such as First Team All-County, All-County Player of the Year and Second Team All-State.

"I think I did okay," "Our team was successful, but there are some things I need to improve upon individually. My goal is to get 2,000 yards or more. I'm also going to work on my blocking and cutting."

As of now, Adams has offers from Wake Forest, Boston College, Maryland, Rutgers, Mississippi State, North Carolina and N.C. State.

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