Smithson Valley Quarterback Josh Adkins visited UTSA over the weekend to take part in the program’s Junior Day event.
“It was really impressive,” Adkins said about UTSA’s Junior Day. “I like the new coaching staff. I really like Coach Wilson."
In a presentation called “Lone Star Boys”, UTSA geared their recruiting efforts to players in the state of Texas.
“They started the highlight film with quotes from people like Odell (Beckham), that was really cool,” said Adkins. “They had a nice presentation for us. They walked us around campus. It was fun.”
A native of Hill Country just north of San Antonio, Adkins knows a little about UTSA. But he came away impressed with what he saw during the visit.
“I liked the campus a lot. I’ve been around it before but I’ve never really been inside of the facilities. It was nice," said Adkins.
Adkins was initially recruited to UTSA by the previous staff. He says he can see a difference between the two staffs.
“It’s a different kind of style. Coach Wilson is younger and more into the recruiting. I’ve heard nothing but good things about him. It was a more energetic vibe. It’s a change that could be really good for UTSA.”
Adkins said he got to spend some time with Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks Coach Frank Scelfo.
“He’s a funny guy,” Akdins said about Scelfo. “He has lots of experience, you don’t come by that everyday. He left Jacksonville for one reason, he told us, and that was for Coach Wilson. He has a great resume and is a fun guy to talk to.”
UTSA is the only offer Adkins currently has. He was offered by the previous staff and feels like the new staff still wants him.
“The new staff still really seems interested in me. They’ve told me that I’m one of the guys they’re looking at, I’m one of the guys high on their list. I would assume that the offer is still on the table because I know they’re definitely interested.”
At 6’3” and 210lbs Adkins is considered a pro-style quarterback prospect. He says his best trait is his leadership abilities.
“The biggest thing about me is that I want to be a leader though my actions,” said Adkins. “You can tell I have the passion. I love to play. You can definitely see that passion and that I’m competitive.”
Adkins says he feels like his recruiting is going to pick up later this spring as coaches from other schools have told him they’re planning on visiting him during practices.
“I’ve got some coaches that are coming out for spring ball. I’m not sure who exactly but I’m hoping to have some more looks then.”
UTSA's staff has also told Adkins they’ll be by in the spring to watch him practice.