Rutgers in the hunt for Top RB

With more offers pouring in, RB D.J. Adams hasn't been able to put together a top five. He has been going on and planning visits. Come see what he has in store for the future and where Rutgers stands.

More schools are coming into the mix for running back D.J. Adams' services with the junior back receiving offers from Tulane, Wake Forest, Notre Dame, East Carolina and Division-II Colgate.

The schools that have been showing him the most interest are Boston College, Rutgers, Maryland, the Irish, Clemson and Florida.

With all these schools coming into play, Adams doesn't have a list of favorites yet.

"I did have one," he said. "But now I've been hearing from a lot of schools."

Maryland was reported as a team Adams had a high interest in and he said a lot of good things came out of his visit with the program on March 7.

"I liked the location and the coaching staff is real cool," he said. "[The coaching staff] is real close and in tune with coaching their players. The program is on the rise with people coming in and the staff hasn't had any major changes. They are known to be a top academic school, especially with my major (journalism)."

Rutgers is a school on the Norcross, Ga. Native's radar for an unofficial visit and he 'believes' he will be at its Junior Day.

"New Jersey would be the furthest that I've been," Adams said. "I've been in contact with [Secondary's Coach Ed] Pinkum and [the Scarlet Knights] coaches are real cool. I would like to go there and check it out."

For his future visits, the Norcross High School running back has a few places in mind to go see.

"I want to go up to South Bend," Adams said. "Arizona State maybe, and UCLA has been giving me some looks. I got real close with the Ole Miss coach and he's now the defensive coordinator at UCLA.

"USC is having a camp on June 8. I'm real close with the running backs coach. I've gotten a lot of letters from them, but I'm not looking to go there. I just will go to the camp."

Adams used to run track but has decided to focus solely on football. He's in a training program at the CES Competitive Edge facility in Duluth, Ga.

"It's run by Ship Smith and it's an exclusive workout facility that you get an invitation from," he said. "I've gotten to work out with pro's who come through here an work with us. Malcolm Kelly, the wide receiver from Oklahoma has been here, I've even seen Brian Urlacher here."

Adams had 204 carries for 1,462 yards and 11 touchdowns during his junior year. He also caught 12 passes for 100 yards and two touchdowns.


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