Pensacola (Fla.) Catholic defensive end Luke Adams hit the road to check out a pair of in-state institutions on Thursday. The 6-foot-4, 250-pound defensive end made his way on campus at both South Florida and Central Florida.
First up on the trip was a visit to see the Bulls.
"I really liked USF," Adams said. "I enjoyed getting a tour around campus and seeing everything there. I had a chance to meet their defensive line coach (Vernon Hargreaves) and a recruiting coordinator. It was a lot different than any other school I have been to. I liked it a lot."
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At this stage, the Bulls has yet to offer the defensive lineman.
"They told me they are going to look at my film and stay on me," Adams said. "They said they would get back up with me."
Next up on his tour of visits was a stop in Orlando to check out the Knights.
"I like UCF a lot," Adams said. "I met with both their defensive line coach (Jim Panagos) and their offensive line coach (Brent Key) while I was there. I liked all of their coaches. I got to see their facilities. I have nothing but good things to say about that school."
At the conclusion of the visit, Adams got some great news from the Knights' head coach.
"I met with Coach (George) O'Leary at the end of the trip and they offered," Adams said. "He was straight-forward, said they were offering me a scholarship and that I don't have to make a decision now, but I have them as an option."
UCF joins Florida Atlantic, Memphis, and Western Michigan in offering the three-star defensive lineman.
"That offer is right at the top for me," Adams said of the UCF offer. "That is definitely my top school."
While UCF has made a major impression, Adams said a decision isn't likely to come in the next few days.
"I am going to try to take all five of my official visits," Adams said. "I want to take my official visits before I make a decision."
Joining Adams on the visit was his teammate, defensive back Ladarion Young. Neither school extended an offer to Young but both intends to keep up with him during his senior season, when he will return to action from a shoulder injury suffered during the spring.