NC back fighting for starting spot

SPARTANBURG, S.C.-Cary (N.C.) running back Josh Adams has found himself in a battle for carries this week during practice for the 69th annual Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas and has been fielding calls from college coaches in the evening.
Marion Hobby of Clemson, Anthony Poindexter of Virginia and Todd Stroud of N.C. State all have called the 6-foot, 170-pounder during Shrine Bowl week.
Adams remains open with regards to his college choices.
"(Practice) has been going pretty well," Adams said. "It's learning a new offense, so that has been a little difficult, but it's been going well."
Adams has been rotating in at tailback every other play with teammate Norman Whitley of Rockingham, whose hard running style has impressed onlookers in the early sessions of practice.
"It's competitive you know," he said. "He's out here trying to earn a starting spot and I'm out here trying to earn a starting spot. We're both going in and trying to do our best for the running backs."
Adams and his North Carolina teammates will square off against the South Carolina squad at 1 p.m. Saturday at Gibbs Stadium on the campus of Wofford College.