Adens is an arm to keep an eye on in 2013

Even though he only appeared in three games this season, there is reason to be excited about the potential of L.A. Pierce QB Michael Adens (6-4, 215). The strong-armed, athletic signal-caller already has several schools very interested in what he can do on the football field and he updated JCFootball.com on that as well as what he's going to be working on this offseason...

Adens prepped at University City High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and then shortly thereafter he went to a prep school in Georgia.

"I went down there and played pretty well. I posted my highlights up on youtube and somehow the Pierce coaches out here, they saw it and they liked it so things just worked out for me to head out here," Adens told JCFootball.com. "It's been a really good move for me. We have a lot of talented guys here and the coaches are great. It was also good for me just to get out and on my own."

This season, because he was a freshman and because he had two upper-classmen already on the roster ahead of him, Adens didn't see much in the way of playing time, but he sure made the reps he did get count, throwing for 232 yards and four touchdowns with two interceptions in the one game he saw significant time. He also is a great athlete and used his legs to grind out 87 yards on the ground.

"I'd say I'm a pocket-passer first," Adens said adding, "but I can definitely get out and run when I need to. I prefer to let my arm do the work and to get the ball to the playmakers outside, but if the defense is going to leave it open for me, I have the speed (4.52) to take advantage of it."

On the recruiting front, Adens, despite his lack of playing time, is already hearing from several schools.

"I've been hearing from Miami, Texas Tech, Baylor and Temple so far and I'm hoping more come along this spring after they see how I run the offense in our practices," Adens said. "This offseason I'm going to work on a lot of things, but especially my mechanics, just getting quicker with my delivery and set up, and also watching a lot of film."

Adens is on pace to graduate in December and he will have three years to play two following the 2013 football season.

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