COLUMBUS, Ga. -- The plan, is flexible.
All along, Montravius Adams has pointed to Signing Day on Feb. 6 as the day he will announce a decision and sign with one of the 30 or so colleges that have offered the 5-star defensive tackle from Dooly County in Vienna, Ga.
But that plan isn’t written in ink.
“Stay tuned, I might commit before Signing Day,” Adams said.
So, when could Adams make his choice? He’ll play in the Under Armour All-American game Jan. 4 where he’ll have an opportunity to announce live on ESPN as many top prospects have over the past few years.
It’s unlikely a decision could come before then.
While Adams may stray from his commitment date, he’s still sticking firmly to his plan of narrowing his list of schools down to a top six after his senior season.
One school that appears to be in pretty good shape to be one of his finalists is Auburn, where he’s visited four times this year. He was also Auburn’s guest for the Clemson game at the Georgia Dome Sept. 1.
Adams said he plans to make it over to Auburn to check out a game at Jordan-Hare stadium later this fall and is not turned off by the Tigers 1-3 start.
“Everybody goes through a bad season,” he said. “Actually, it’s kind of a good thing because if they’re losing now and I go in and change things it’s like I was a big help.”
Adams has led Dooly County to a 3-1 record this season including a hard-fought 7-3 win at Brookstone Friday night. Adams finished with six tackles, two tackles-for-loss, one sack, four quarterback pressures and a tipped pass that was intercepted and stopped a Brookstone drive deep in Dooly County territory.
He played defensive tackle, defensive end, offensive tackle, punted and handled kickoffs for the Bobcats.
“God blessed him with a lot of ability,” Dooly County coach Jimmy Hughes said. “He’s 6-4, 300 pounds and he’s able to shed blocks with the penetration he gets. His first and second step off the snap is extremely quick.
“...What’s really going to help him at the next level is just playing one way. He’s playing 80 snaps a night and that’s an awful lot of football to ask a kid to play.”
Hughes said he’s pleased with how well Adams has dealt with recruiting so far.
“He’s a good kid. He really is,” he said. “He’s a real respectful kid and he’s working hard on his grades to make sure he’s got that in order. He’s a joy to coach.”
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