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UCF lands in-state DE

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Pensacola (Fla.) Catholic defensive end Luke Adams holds offers from Florida Atlantic, Memphis, UCF, and Western Michigan, while also receiving interest from the likes of Ole Miss and South Florida. Despite numerous options, the 6-foot-4, 250-pound prospect decided to contact the staff at Central Florida and pledge his services.
"I am excited," Adams said. "It was a big decision for me. I think it is a good decision."
Adams felt that George O'Leary's program was his future home ever since a summer visit to the campus. It was during that visit that he landed an offer from the Knights.
"It was kind of what I felt in my heart for a while," Adams said. "It is just a wonderful place to be around. I haven't been around there since this summer but ever since then I have loved it.
"I just felt like I fit in there the best," Adams added. "I loved all of the coaches. I just felt like that was the right fit for me. Right when I walked on campus (this summer), I knew."
Adams said he plans to return to UCF for a visit this coming weekend when the Knights host Marshall. If he is unable to make it then, he said he will definitely aim to visit during another home game.
During the recruiting process, Adams had schools interested in him as both a defensive end and a defensive tackle. At UCF, he will begin his career on the edge.
"I am going there as a defensive end," Adams said. "They said I am definitely going to play defensive end. I will probably get redshirted my freshman year just to get me better prepared, but I am OK with that."
The in-state prospect says he is done with the recruiting process now that he has made his decision.
"UCF is it," Adams said. "I don't plan to visit anyone else."
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