Central Catholic (Pa.) class of 2017 linebacker David Adams had planned to called West Virginia defensive coordinator Tony Gibson simply to inform him of his intentions of visiting later this month for the Mountaineers first junior day.
Little did he know that phone call would end with the good news of receiving his first scholarship offer.
“I called up Coach (Tony) Gibson to tell him that I will be at junior day on the 31st and then he offered me,” Adams recalled. “He said he thinks I will be a good fit for their defense. I’m extremely happy they offered me because they play my kind of hard-nosed football.”
“I’ve been working extremely hard since I started playing football in the fourth grade,” Adams continued. “For West Virginia to be the first school to recognize that with an offer is something that is extremely special to me.”
While the offer may have come as a surprise, the contact between Adams and Gibson has been ongoing for a while. And though it may be early on in his recruitment, the 6-foot-2, 225-pound linebacker, gets a solid vibe about the Mountaineers.
“Coach Gibson seems like a really good coach,” Adams said. “He came to visit the school about a month ago to see me and a few of the guys. I’ve talked to him 3-4 times since then.”