Adams took over for Lonnie Galloway, who recruited the Peach State before moving on to Louisville this past off season. Adams, already a personable coach, has been extremely active in visiting high schools and checking out athletes. The result? Over two dozen offers to Georgia prospects in 2016.
One of the latest was Buford High School offensive lineman Tyler Thurmond. The 6-foot-6, 275-pounder was offered on June 30, and the news left him feeling happy that he was finally seeing the fruits of his labor.
“I was very excited and blessed when coach Blue told me West Virginia was offering me because I could finally see the pay-off for all the hard work I put in to get where I am,” Thurmond explained. “Coach Blue and I were in heavy contact for about a month before they offered.”
West Virginia is Thurmond’s lone Power Five conference offer at this point, although NC State, Vanderbilt, Duke, Maryland, Virginia and Indiana have all shown interest. His other offers are FCS schools, including Ohio, Charlotte, Texas-San Antonio and Arkansas State.
“My top two schools would definitely include WVU and UTSA but that could change as new offers come along,” he said.
As for visits, Thurmond does plan on making his way to Morgantown, although nothing is set in stone at this point. “I plan on visiting WVU sometime in July. I just don't know exactly when yet. Right now my only other planned visit this summer is to Virginia,” he said.