6-2, 180-pound Spencer Adams has become one of the most highly recruited defensive back prospects in the nation. One of Butler High School’s (Matthews, N.C.) talented trio of defensive backs, it is Adams’ athleticism and speed – he is a top track athlete as well – that have college coaches from around the country vying for his signature.
“It’s going pretty good,” Adams said of his recruitment. “I’m not really rushing anything. I’m just letting the coaches communicate with me and I’m listening to what they have to say. It feels good to be highly recruited…to know I have so many options.”
In his junior season, Adams, who plays safety for head coach Mike Newsome, tallied over 100 tackles and made three interceptions. Newsome says Adams’ strength is his ability to “cover a lot of ground quickly.”
In track, the star athlete excels in the 110-meter and 300-meter hurdles (he recently set a state record in the 300). He earned the right to compete in nationals with his performance this season (he will compete in the 110-meter and 400-meter hurdles in nationals. North Carolina only has a 300-meter hurdle event).
Once he gets to the next level, Adams plans to play football and run track.
“That is the thing I’m stressing to everyone. I’m going to do both,” Adams said. “I know it’ll be hard academically my freshman year, but I really, really want to do it. I love playing both sports.”
Adams’ offer list is very impressive. Florida and Miami are two of his most recent scholarship offers and both are currently in his top seven.
“My list keeps getting bigger and bigger with more offers, but in no particular order I really like UNC, Virginia Tech, Clemson definitely stands out, Michigan, N.C. State – Coach Reid is doing a great job, Miami and Florida. That is pretty much my top seven. They are all really cool. Those are some of the ones that stand out, but there are more schools I’ve got interest in like Rutgers.”
Virginia Tech impresses the Butler standout with its football tradition and home field advantage.
“With Virginia Tech, it is really the tradition of the football team when Mike Vick was there and being in the national championship game,” Adams said. “They are trying to...
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