Dunbar (Washington, D.C.) will hold spring practice next week and 6-2, 195-pound junior wide receiver Daniel Adams is excited about it. Adams, who transferred into Dunbar following his junior season at Northwest High School (Germantown, MD), is anxious to show off his abilities in front of college coaches, who will attend the practices.
“If I had been in a system like this last year or since my freshman year, the recruiting game would be way different,” said Adams, who played in a rush-oriented offense at Northwest. “I’m playing catch-up, but it’s all good. Everything is going as planned. I think I’ll get more offers. It’s kind of late, but things are still happening.”
Despite not getting a lot of exposure at Northwest, Adams has earned three official scholarship offers to date. New Mexico and Virginia offered several months ago, while Illinois just recently came in.
“I’m expecting some more to come in soon,” said Adams, who was noted as one of the top overall performers at the recent Nike Camp at Penn State. “Coaches are coming up to my school now. Once they see me in practice next week, I think that’ll be it.”
Florida, Maryland, North Carolina, N.C. State, Rutgers, Virginia Tech and West Virginia are among those expressing interest in Adams, who plans on attending “a lot” of one-day camps this summer. He has been invited to Florida’s Friday Night Lights camp. He also lists Maryland, North Carolina, N.C. State and Virginia Tech as camp possibilities.
Adams will make recruiting visits as well this summer, including one to Virginia, which is currently the favorite for the rising senior.
“I love the coaching staff,” Adams said. He has visited UVa twice, including once for a junior day and again for a spring practice. “Shawn Moore, my recruiting coach, I talk to him. I have a good relationship with him. They are telling me how much they need me. I believe them and trust them. They believe I could be a big part of their program. They are telling me I could get early playing time.”
A commitment, however, is not imminent.
“I think I’ll wait it out,” Adams said.
In the meantime, Adams looks forward to showing off his talents in front of college coaches...
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