Riverside's DE already has two Pac 12 offers

One JUCO defensive lineman who already has college football coaches drooling with the opportunity to nab him is Riverside DE Lee Adams (6-3, 265). After spending the 2010 season with the Arizona State Sun Devils, the talented pass-rusher decided he needed a change of scenery and will play for the Bengals this fall with the hopes of hooking on with another D-1 school for 2012...

"I just needed to move on, get a fresh start," Adams told JCFootball.com recently. "When I was being recruited out of (Corona) Centennial, I already knew a lot of guys that were there and I liked the team, but when I got there, it just didn't fit right for me and I felt like I needed to get closer to home and try to find another home after going to a JC."

Adams chose Riverside after looking around and is currently taking part in spring football practices.

"It was closer to home and I loved the staff here, especially coach (Darrin) Chiaverini," Adams said. "Coach (Tom) Kraft is leading this team back to prominence and I wanted to be part of it."

Adams has a body ready for the rigors of the college game and said what he does best is get after the quarterback.

"I'd say that's my biggest asset, it's what I love to do," Adams noted. "I have a quick first step and I never stop pursuing."

On the recruiting front, two schools from the Pac 12 have already stepped forward with offers and another could be close to making a decision.

"UCLA and Colorado are my two offers right now and USC is recruiting me pretty hard," Adams said. "I'm open to everyone right now and I want to take some visits before I make my decision.

"I'd like to decide before my season, but who knows, I might wait and decide during the season. It just needs the be the right situation and place for me."

Adams did not record a stat while playing sparingly as a freshman with the Sun Devils last fall, so after this coming season he will have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

Because he is bouncing back from a four-year school he falls under the "4-2-4" rule that states he must receive his AA degree before he can enroll at another four-year school.

He is on pace to finish that up in December and plans to sign with a school then.

We will have more on Adams' progress in the weeks and months to come.

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