''The colleges (coaches) say I will play linebacker,'' Adkins told Jamie Newberg of TheInsiders.com. ''I played a little last season and I may stand up more this season. I think it's exciting. I am the type of player that is always playing in the backfield. I am quick off the edge and I have good instincts. I run things down and make plays.''
Adkins recorded 10 sacks in leading Naples High School to the state title game last season. He's aiming a bit higher as a senior.
''I want 16 sacks and a ring this season,'' he said.
''I like Miami, Florida, FSU, LSU and Tennessee,'' he said. ''I love the aggressive style of Miami and they have such a great tradition. The same can be said for FSU and Florida. LSU is doing something right because they won a championship. Tennessee is a good program, too, and I feel I can come in and make a difference.''
Tennessee is fighting the good fight but its chances of pulling Adkins from his homestate appear slim.
''I want to go somewhere where I feel comfortable but I also want to stay close to home,'' he said. ''I would like to play early and that will be a factor. I am going to try and keep an open mind but I would like to stay in Florida.''
Exceptionally athletic, Adkins has a 380-pound bench press and a 37-inch vertical jump.