Little Rock (Ark.) Central Arkansas Christian wide receiver Joe Adams received some very big news from the University of Southern California football program today.
He talked about that news and several of the rumors associated with it in an interview with Rivals.com.
"I got an offer from Southern Cal today, but I didn't commit," Adams said. "I called Brennan Carroll and he said he had some good news for me. Then he put me on the phone with (Trojans head coach) Pete Carroll and he told me that he watched my tape and that I had an offer from USC and that they were recruiting me as an athlete.
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"He asked me how I felt about it and I told him I was excited."
The Trojans join Arkansas, Georgia, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M and Texas Tech in offering the 6-foot-1, 180-pounder. USC is recruiting Adams as an athlete and could possibly play him at either wide receiver or defensive back in college.
Earlier today, rumors surfaced that Adams not only had the offer from the Trojans, but that he had given Carroll and company a verbal commitment.
"I heard the same rumors," Adams said. "They are one of several schools I am considering."
Adams said he plans to visit Los Angeles this summer, possibly for the Trojans prospect camp. In addition to seeing USC, Adams said he definitely will camp at Georgia and Clemson.
Adams was one of the top performers at the Fort Worth NIKE Camp in April, earning most valuable player honors at the wide receiver position.