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April 5, 2008Cumming (GA) South Forsyth High School is home to a versatile quarterback prospect for the Class of 2009. Brian Adams is a 6'4, 210-pound dual-threat quarterback that is attracting interest from several big-time programs. Adams talked with GAVarsity.com about the early stages of his recruitment.
"I have contact with Alabama, Clemson, Auburn and I'm going to Georgia's [G-day game] tomorrow," Adams stated. "I've been in contact with Robbie Spence, the offensive coordinator [at Clemson]. I'm supposed to be going there on June 7th and Kentucky-I've been in contact with Joker Phillips, their offensive coordinator. A couple of weeks ago I went to their Junior Day and got to watch film with them and kind of just hang out and see their campus. I liked it there a lot. They have a nice campus."
Despite the interest from these programs, Adams is still awaiting his first offer. Does he think any of these programs could be on the verge of extending an offer?
"I don't know. Clemson told me that they like my film a lot but they need to see me throw in person. They said that they liked my speed. I ran a 4.47 a couple of weeks ago at Competitive Edge Sports in Atlanta and I'm working on getting up to 220. I'm 6'4 [so] I'm just working on that (getting bigger) and they've been saying if they see me camp and throw I should be good."
"Alabama's coming-I think they're coming April 21st, sometime soon. They're coming down to see me throw and everything so I'm looking forward to that and Central Florida's been very positive and I like them a lot too."
With interest coming from several top successful programs, has the talented quarterback formulated a list of favorites?
"Everybody's still kind of even but Clemson's looking good as far as where it's at location-wise. I like Alabama-[they have] awesome facilities and their coaches are very nice. I got to talk to a lot of them and see how they were and talked to a few players at Alabama and just like it a lot."
"Central Florida's been very positive. I had a guy on my team last year go to Central Florida and he just had nothing but good things to say about them. Kentucky's also very good too as far as how they've treated me and everything with Coach Phillips."
With offers seemingly on the way from several schools, Adams talked about the key factors that will come into play when deciding on a school.
"Probably how they treat me; how the coaching staff is; how good a degree is there and stuff like that; how the school treats athletics. Alabama said they were expanding the size of their stadium, so just how the community likes football and just somewhere I can go and it'll be fun to play at," he detailed.
Did Adams grow up rooting for a particular team?
"I kind of liked everybody to be honest with you. I've been a Georgia fan but I just want to play in the SEC somewhere; play competitive football at the Division-I level, whether it's the SEC or ACC. Either way, I just want to play competitive football and get out there."
With his senior season still a few months away, Adams has plenty of time to make a decision on where to attend school but concedes that a decision could come sooner rather than later.
"I'd like to get an offer soon and then after I get an offer I can take a few weeks to think about it, call the other coaches and see what's going on and if it's a school I really like that treats me well, I'll jump on it with my full force into making that team better in whatever way I can."
Adams' first order of business is helping his South Forsyth squad improve on last year's 3-7 record. Adams accounted for close to 1,800 total yards of offense and 13 touchdowns as a junior and could see those numbers soar as a senior thanks to a new offense.
"We recently got a new head football coach. He's the guy from Berkmar High School-Coach Early. He runs a spread offense which is something completely different from what we ran last year, the Wing-T, so I'm looking to highlight my abilities a little more this year."
He talked about his abilities as a player and the reasons college coaches are hot on his trail.
"I can throw the ball but can also use my legs to get out of pressure if I need to. I try to use my legs to open up the defense a little bit. Get them to come up towards me to make a tackle and then throw the ball," he stated.
Adams will be a busy man in the next few months as he plans to check out some schools while continuing to work on his game.
"I'm going to Clemson June 7th and then Kentucky and Auburn to throw around and like I said, Alabama's coming here to see me throw. So as far as summer stops-[I'm] just going to school's camps that need me to come there and just keep on working out hard, getting bigger, getting ready for the season and getting ready for the spread offense and learning the new things of that."
Stay tuned to GAVarsity.com for all the latest on this emerging quarterback prospect.