CLEVELAND – When he transferred from Lakewood (Ohio) St. Edwards to Cleveland's Glenville High School, Royce Adams said it was for family reasons. It also didn't hurt that he is now playing for one of the top talent producing programs in the nation.
The two-star prospect on Thursday at practice looked like one of Glenville's top senior prospects, showing a nice burst at running back and also contributing some on defense.
Adams is ranked at No. 42 player in Ohio, but from watching him on Thursday, he could easily rank as a three-star player – plus he has the offers of a higher-ranked prospect.
"I'm still focused on a good group of teams," Adams said. "I don't have any favorites, and I'm still open."
But the teams he is open to seemingly are down to smaller group.
"I have a visit set up to Purdue for October 7 for when they play Iowa," Adams said. "I'm also still looking at North Carolina, Ohio State and Syracuse."
Adams has offers from all the teams, except from Ohio State. Adams has taken one unofficial visit to Ohio State for the Texas game.
"It was an amazing atmosphere down there," Adams said. "The crowd was really loud and you couldn't almost hear yourself talk some times in the game."
Adams was pumped for Saturday's game against traditional Ohio power Warren Harding.
"We're going to show them what Cleveland football is all about," he said.