One of the top backs from the state of Georgia is D.J. Adams. Adams, 5-10 and 212 pounds, is from Norcross (Ga.) High School. Last season as a junior he rushed for 1,465 yards (205 carries) and 15 touchdowns. He scored two more touchdowns through the air.
"I am a power type of running back that's able to make guys miss in the open field," Adams said. "I have good vision and I am able to get to the second level and make plays."
Adams had a fine spring, working on his speed, among other things.
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"I did have a good spring most definitely. I am getting better on my lateral movement and my breakaway speed is better than last season. I think I will get the ball more this fall and I can do much better than what I did last season. 2,000 yards is the goal. I also want to win the region and state championship."
According to Adams he claims 29 scholarship offers with Cal the last to offer him this past Tuesday (Mississippi State was the first to offer him). For now he's hoping and it looks like he will leave the Peach State.
"I will leave the state. Right now I like Cal, Oregon, Maryland, Notre Dame, Arizona State, Florida, LSU, Arkansas and others. I feel those are the schools that best fit me.
"The type of offense and scheme will be important in my decision. So will the coaching staffs and academics. I want to major in English, Journalism or something like that. Location is not a factor."
Adams has made unofficial visits to Maryland, Notre Dame, Auburn, Georgia, Alabama, and Georgia Tech. He plans on making a west coast trip in the next few weeks to check out Cal, Oregon and Arizona State. He will also visit Rutgers this summer. All have offered but ASU.