2009 stud wide receiver Joshua Adams has plenty of decisions to make before heading off to college. The 6-foot-4, 200-pounder out of Cambridge (Mass.) Cambridge Rindge and Latin School has made a big one already.
"He's decided to graduate early," head coach Paul Gonnella said. "We got it approved last week and brought his mom and dad in and reviewed his transcripts. The counselor and principals signed him off and he'll be graduating in December of 2008."
Gonnella went on to discuss why Adams elected to graduate early.
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"In talking with Josh's dad, I suggested this because of his maturity and academically he is there," he said. "One of my players when I was at Lovejoy in Georgia did it and gained a lot of playing time his freshman year. That's a huge plus for him and then there's the fact he'll have the chance to possibly graduate in under three years and potentially come out of school with a masters degree."
Obviously the benefits were enough for Adams to make the choice, but how does this change his recruiting?
"I've talked to him about that and it will obviously push his official visits up early in his senior year," he said. "I've talked about taking official visits during the season and that'll happen. I think it will also push up offers that come in for him by about six to eight months.
"As for unofficials in the near future, he already went to Boston College recently and has put them on top of his list. This summer he's going to attend the Florida camp once again and North Carolina. I think we're also going to go to the Connecticut junior day soon. He has mentioned to me a few other schools he wants to check out sometime like UCLA and Notre Dame too."
Meanwhile, Gonella quickly noted that interest is rising for a couple of his 2008 stars.
"Jesse Sparks is starting to get some serious attention from Florida, Michigan, Connecticut and Boston College," he said. "Jerard Warren has a lot of schools interested, but nobody has offered. I can tell you, if he played at Lovejoy he would probably be holding 10 to 15 offers. I think whoever steps up to the plate and offers him will be really happy and be getting a good football player."