USC Jumps Into The Mix With Peach State ATH

Harrison (Kennesaw, GA) versatile athlete Darvin Adams is one of the most sought after prospects in the Peach State's class of 2008, and the exciting playmaker recently picked up an offer from Coach Shane Beamer and the Gamecocks. Where does USC stand with this top Georgia prospect? Read inside to find out.

The 6'2", 185 pound Adams, who said he recently ran a 4.39 second forty yard dash, holds scholarship offers from major programs like South Carolina, Auburn, Alabama, Tennessee, Ole Miss, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech and several others, and he was excited to pick up his most recent offer from the Gamecock a few weeks ago.

"South Carolina offered me about two or three weeks ago," said Adams. "I hadn't really been looking at them because I didn't know they were interested in me, but now that they've offered me, I like them. I might go down there this summer and check them out. Most schools are recruiting me as an athlete, but they said they wanted me as a wideout."

Adams is already familiar with his South Carolina recruiter, as Shane Beamer had previously recruited him at Mississippi State.

"Coach Beamer is recruiting me for them. He was recruiting me when he was at Mississippi State, and he's been around for a long time. I like him. He's a cool guy, and he stays in touch."

While the Gamecocks are now a factor in the race for Adams' services, they have some ground to make up as three other SEC schools currently make up his top three.

"Right now Tennessee, Auburn and Alabama stand out. I've been liking Auburn since I was a little kid. Auburn has always been a top school for me, and Tennessee is close to home. A couple of their coaches came down to visit me when we had our spring game. They just told me some good stuff, and they seem like some cool guys. I like them, and they throw the ball a lot. They're balanced, but you'll get a lot of passes. I like their system. Then Alabama, they're also close to home, and my grandma from Mississippi could come see me play. I like Coach Applewhite. I watched him when he was at Texas, and he throws the ball. He said I might play a little defense too. I‘d like that if I went to Alabama. I like playing defense too."

Adams, who had over 2,000 yards of total offense and 20 touchdowns while playing quarterback as a junior last season, said he knows what factors he is looking for in a school.

"I want to go in and play. Not to start, but to get some playing time my first year. I don't want to be redshirted. Also, a school that's going to be good in engineering because I might go for mechanical engineering. Then I'm just looking for a good environment and a team that's gonna want to be a family and a football team at the same time."

According to Adams, he plans on making a decision before the end of the summer.

"I'm going to visit a few of the schools this summer, and I think (my decision) is going to be in July."

On top of his offensive production last season, Adams had six interceptions and returned two of them for touchdowns. Adams was recently named the top wide receiver at the Athens NIKE camp, and he will move to receiver this year in the Harrison offense.

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