Adams Returns From Vanderbilt Camp

Mt. Juliet offensive lineman Slade Adams just returned from a camp at Vanderbilt. Is the rising senior from Tennessee close to receiving offers?

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"I just got back from the Vanderbilt camp and I think it went well," said Adams of Mt. Juliet, Tenn. "I've already gone to a camp at Ole Miss, and later on I'm going to be camping at Tennessee. Recently I've just been filling out questionairres and updating my information for a lot of schools."

Adams said he plans on taking unofficial visits to North Carolina, Penn State and perhaps Marshall before the end of the summer. Is he close to receiving that first offer?

"I'm not sure when that's going to come in, but I've got a good feeling," he said. "There are several schools that I'm thinking about pretty hard, and I think a few of them are thinking pretty hard about offering. I don't really want to list my favorites. I"m going to keep that information to myself for a little while. I don't think I'm going to commit right when I get that first offer. I'll take my time."

Adams isn't being secretive about everything, however. When asked about the main factors that he will consider in making his decision it becomes clear that Vanderbilt may be near the top of his list.

"The most important thing will be the academic prestige of the university. I want to play for a coaching staff that really seems to know what they're doing. I would prefer not to go too far from home either. I'd really like to play in the SEC, but that depends on who offers."

Offensive line coach Ted Cain has been responsible for recruiting Adams for Vanderbilt. Adams said the two have a good relationship, and he has been impressed with what the Commodores have to offer.

At 6-5, 309-pounds, Adams has good footwork and quickness. He also said he has strong leadership qualities that would be an asset to a college program. Top Stories