Rivals250 running back Josh Adams is planning to start narrowing his list of schools in just over a week after the Shrine Bowl on December 17th. The 6-foot-0, 170-pounder from Cary, N.C. has approximately seven schools he's looking at right now.
"I'm looking at North Carolina, North Carolina State, Wake Forest, Virginia, Clemson, Maryland and LSU," he said. "I think I definitely want to take official visits to Maryland and LSU because I haven't seen them yet. Their coaches seem to be pretty honest and I know LSU won a couple SEC championships and Maryland won one. Both of them are good year in and year out and I want to find out more about them."
The loss of numerous coaches at Virginia might drop them from the list when Adams narrows things down.
"I didn't know it happened until my coach told me about it," he said. "It worries me and makes me wonder why they didn't inform me of the situation. I understand the coaches have to do what they've got to do, but it will probably be a negative towards them."
Meanwhile, the four-star prospect still likes the in-state schools a lot.
"They are all very competitive teams that play a tough schedule and good football," he said. "I don't really have a favorite out of them, but I did grow up routing for the Tar Heels so that could play a small factor in my decision."
Adams has already had LSU and North Carolina State stop by for in-home visits.
"They were really nice and talked about what they have to offer and they mostly got to talk to my parents in person," he said. "They answered all the questions we needed and we got very comfortable around each other."
The No. 3 player in North Carolina is expecting a visit from Clemson next week.