January 30, 2013

'I could see myself there'

VIENNA - Dooly County defensive tackle Montravius Adams is almost done with recruiting.

The South Georgia standout has one visit left to Auburn, and just a few more days of in-home visits before his recruitment can finally end.

Adams has put a great deal of thought and work into the process, and says that he is getting close to making a decision.

"I'm getting real close to picking that school that I will go to and stay for those four years to get my degree," said Adams on Wednesday afternoon.

For the time being, however, Adams has two more days in which coaches can visit and to take his final official visit to The Plains on Friday.

Once he leaves for Auburn, it will cap a busy week for the Rivals100 prospect.

"Georgia came down yesterday. Coach (Chris) Wilson, Coach (Todd) Grantham, Coach (Mark) Richt, and Coach (Will) Friend," said Adams. "Nobody came today. Tomorrow, I think Auburn is coming down and Alabama. Friday, Clemson will be here."

Adams added that he expects Clemson Head Coach Dabo Swinney to be in Vienna on Friday with other Tiger staffers.

The five-star defensive lineman hosted Georgia coaches on Tuesday morning because his mother, Debbie Yawn, works the evening shift at her job.

According to Adams, the visit went well.

"It was good," he said. "We talked and Coach Richt went and met a couple of my teachers. We were in the gym so we shot the basketball around a little bit. It was a lot of fun."

After playing host to Georgia coaches on Tuesday, and officially visiting UGA last weekend, Adams feels like he has gotten to know the Georgia Head Man quite well.

"I know Coach Richt pretty good," he said. "I think he is a great guy and a Christian guy. I believe he is a great coach."

Prior to his UGA visit, Adams told UGASports that the main purpose of his trip to Athens was to give his mother a chance to spend time with the people inside Georgia's program.

Adams says that goal was accomplished.

"She liked it," said Adams when asked what his mother thought of the visit to Georgia. "Just getting to meet the people and see how friendly they are and whether they are good people or not."

The Peach State's third ranked prospect also shared his thoughts on the Georgia official.

"Really, I went up there to see if I could really see myself there," he said. "I went to hang out with the players because you never know about a coach. He may leave one day. I went to see if I could get a good bond with the players. It went pretty good. I could see myself there."

Adams, who added that he could see himself playing at all of the schools he is considering, also shared the routine he is going through to come to a final decision as to where he will play his college ball.

"Lately, everyday after school, I've been going to work out first to get my mind off of it all," he said. "After that I've been going to watch the boys basketball practice. Then me and my girlfriend usually go and talk about college stuff and what she is going to do and what I am going to do."

With a choice set to come less than seven days from now on Feb. 6 at 9:45 a.m. on ESPNU, Adams isn't giving any hints as to where he might go.

But will anyone but Adams know before he makes his choice known to the nation next Wednesday?

He isn't giving many hints there either.

"I don't know," smiled Adams. "I don't know."