LOS ANGELES – Corey Adams should be used to the attention by now.
The 6-foot-3 ½, 272-pound defensive lineman helped Scottsdale (Ariz.) Saguaro capture the Class 4A, Division I football championship this season. He ended the season with 52 tackles, five sacks and one fumble recovery. He was also one of the top performers Sunday at the NIKE Training Camp at the University of Southern California.
No bad for a junior-to-be.
"It was pretty nerve racking," Adams, who earned all-area honors as a sophomore, said. "I was trying to prove myself and trying to prove that I belong to hang out with these big-time guys that everybody already knows about.
"I think I fit in. I did my best."
Adams said he was really pleased with how he did in the drills and in the one-on-one portion of the camp.
"Definitely my speed impressed," Adams said. "I noticed I was really fast off the line during the one-on-ones. I've been working on that a lot. And that showed a lot today. I think I need to get faster to become a big-time player, but it was definitely pleasing to go out there and do well against so many guys that already have offers."
Adams said the camp might have given him a look at his future.
"I'm excited because this camp really gave me a glimpse into what might happen down the road," Adams said. "This is all new to me, but I'm already getting questionnaires and talking to people about myself already on the Internet. It's like 'wow.' I just know I have to keep doing what I'm doing if I want to get to where a lot of these guys are at now."
Even though it's early, Adams is already getting some good attention.
"I was born and raised in Arizona, and I've always liked the Sun Devils more, but UofA has been actually watching me," Adams said. "So I'm going to have look hard at them. I just think meeting new people is the neatest thing about the recruiting process so far. I also think once one team looks at me, it's going to just snowball from there and more people are going to start looking at me also."
Other schools sending him questionnaires are Colorado, BYU, Oregon State and Duke.