Adams: Durability No Longer An Issue

SANFORD, N.C. --- Any questions regarding Josh Adams's durability should be put to rest. While carrying the ball 32 times during Cary's 27-12 victory over Lee County, Adams saw the majority of the snaps on both defense and on return teams.

"I'm trying to be a team player," said Adams. "If I got to go on defense to help the team out or anywhere on offense I just know I need to help the team out to win. You are going to get tired from all that running of course, but you just stick with it, take a couple plays off and go right back in there and do it again."

Additionally, despite his 5-foot-11, 170-pound frame and injury history, Adams doesn't shy away from cutting inside.

"Good ‘backs got to be able to go outside and inside," said Adams. "I got to show those linebackers that I'm not afraid of them. A good ‘back has got to take on any linebacker and that's what I got to do sometimes."

Adams decided to cut inside on the game's first score and his longest run of the night – a 51-yard scamper in the first quarter.

"It was off power to the left," said Adams. "I came and cut down, and the tight end came through. I saw the inside and I told him go and he made that key block and I took it all the way."

Although he was kept out of the end zone the rest of the night, Adams still accumulated 204 yards rushing for a 6.4-yard-average.

"First of all I have to give credit to the lineman," said Adams. "They were out there telling me what to do, actually. I kind of missed a couple of assignments – I should have cut it up. They were telling me follow us, believe in us. I really just concentrated on my lineman and they took me the whole way there."

Adams also added a two-yard catch and five tackles on defense (four solo).

As for recruiting, Adams continues to give the party line as he concentrates on his senior season.

"Same old, same old," said Adams. "I'm still receiving letters, phone calls every now and then, and text messages. But I tell them I'm really concentrating on my season and after that's all over with I'll think about [recruiting]."

Recruiting is so far from his thoughts that Adams isn't sure if or when he will take his official visits or even where. He's still favoring the 12 schools that have extended an offer and will wait until after his season completes before concentrating on his recruitment.

"I'm just going to wait it out as long as I got," said Adams. "Make sure my grades are straight and then at the end I can say ‘Hey I want to go here.'"

Cary is off to a 5-1 start with Adams rushing for 1,112 yards and 13 touchdowns on 152 attempts (7.3-average).


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