Cary, N.C. running back Josh Adams made his decision Tuesday night when he chose to verbally commit to Wake Forest over offers from Clemson, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Maryland and Virginia. What made the 6-foot-0, 170-pounder decide to head to Winston-Salem?
"For one it's not that far away from home, but it's far enough where I can grow by myself as an individual," he said. "Then there are also the excellent academics and wonderful support staff. Wake Forest just agreed with me over any other school and they've got a great group of coaches and a good atmosphere overall."
Adams told his recruiter Jeff Mullen his decision Tuesday night.
"I called him and he was very excited. He just told me, welcome to the family and it was real nice," he said. "I'm glad to get the decision over with, but my part isn't over yet. Now I've got to do the classroom work and preparation to join the team."
The coaches have told the three-star prospect there is a chance he could see the field next year.
"The coaches have said there's a chance to play although no guarantees," he said. "Over the next six months, I'm going to focus on weight lifting, working out with my coach and eating correctly. I know high school and college are two very different things, but I'm going to do what I can to prepare for workouts."
Adams had a few last comments to say about his commitment.
"I know Wake Forest hasn't won that many games recently and a lot of people doubt them, but I kind of like that because it means more to help them build than to already join something," he said. "I'm satisfied with my decision and very happy. I felt I did the best for me. Go Deacons!"