Four-star running back Josh Adams from Cary, N.C. took an unofficial visit to North Carolina State to check out their home opener against Virginia Tech last weekend. What did the 6-foot-0, 170-pounder think of his trip?
"It was interesting to see the new offense they put in and the way they spread guys out," he said. "I was wondering about their running game since they have six good backs, but it didn't work too well. They kind of threw the ball more than they ran it and maybe Virginia Tech stopped the run, but I thought they'd use Blackman and Hall more. That's a question I'm wondering later this season, I want to keep an eye and see if they keep passing the rest of the season or if they'll run more.
"The atmosphere there was nice, loud and crazy. The new part they put in makes it even bigger and it's a nice atmosphere. I talked to coach Stroud and Cignetti during my trip. My conversation with them was very basic. They asked about the game and got me to meet a couple of players they recruited and the quarterback they brought in."
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Did the visit draw Adams closer to the Wolfpack?
"I'm still wide open and I'm taking any opportunity I can to see the teams I like," he said. "I haven't set up any official visits, but I plan to take all five of them. I think I might go the Wisconsin-North Carolina game on September 17th for an unofficial. That's the only game I'm looking at going to right now."
Coaches have been able to call the Rivals250 prospect since September, but so far he's only heard from two.
"I talked to coach Bunting from UNC and coach Hobby from Clemson," he said. "The conversations with them were good. They were just asking how my season is coming along and how my ankle is. Coach Hobby told me he made it a mission to make me the first player he calls on September 1st and that the scholarship from Clemson is still on the table."
Adams finished his second week of the season dropping a 35-23 contest to Northern Durham.
"I was definitely happy with my own performance as I kept driving the ball and I was a team leader," he said. "I had 32 carries for 158 yards and three touchdowns. I'm driving to get better and helping the team out as much as I can."