Nation's No. 1 DT enjoys Clemson-Auburn game


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Sitting among the thousands of rabid college football fans at the Georgia Dome Saturday night was Montravius Adams Montravius Adams
Defensive Tackle
6-3, 281
Vienna, GA

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, a mountain of a football player who had more than a passing interest in what happened between Auburn and Clemson.

However, unlike most of the 71,000 in attendance, Adams says he wasn’t pulling for either team to win the game – he just wanted to be an observer.

Adams is the 6-4, 290-pound defensive tackle out of Vienna (GA) Dooly County who is atop the charts at his position for many scouting services, is listed as the No. 2 prospect in Georgia behind Clemson commit Robert Nkemdiche Robert Nkemdiche
Defensive End
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Loganville, GA

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on Rivals and is rated at No. 11 player on ESPN’s Top 150 list.

Auburn and Clemson are two schools that sit high on Adams’ list, with Clemson being Adams’ first offer. He told TigerNet Sunday afternoon that he had a blast just watching everything unfold.

“It was a fun atmosphere,” Adams said. “I got to see how the coaches are in the game and how they coach and how the players react to them. I was sitting behind Auburn’s bench with some other recruits, and I watched both of the defenses to see how they were doing with new coordinators. I didn’t pull for either one of them – I just wanted to see who was going to win.”

Adams said two players stood out for him – junior defensive end Corey Lemonier of Auburn and Clemson defensive end Vic Beasley.

“That No. 55 [Lemonier], I was watching his moves,” he said. “He is fast, and he was making some big plays. And that No. 3 [Beasley] for Clemson, it was the same thing, because Auburn didn’t look like they could block him. They were both out there making plays.”

Adams said he could see the improvement in Clemson’s defense since the end of last season.

“I could tell right away that they have improved,” he said. “Clemson has a great offense, and you can tell that if their defense continues to get better, they are going to do some big things.”

Adams said he was asked by several recruiting analysts before the game what he thought the key would be, and he told them it would be on Auburn’s defense to stop Clemson’s offense.

“A couple of those guys asked me what had to happen, and I told them that for Auburn to win they had to stop Clemson’s offense,” he said. “And they couldn’t do that, because Clemson had a lot of rushing yards, and they had no answer for Andre Ellington. He had a huge game.”

Adams said that Clemson’s victory doesn’t mean anything when it comes to him making a decision for his school, and he doesn’t know when he will make it to Clemson for a visit.

“I talked to Coach [Robbie] Caldwell, and he wants me to come up there for a home game,” Adams said. “I told him I didn’t know when I was going to make it up there for a game. Right now, I am just concentrating on my season and letting my coaches help me schedule my visits.”

Adams said his final list of schools won’t be released until after his school season has ended, and his decision will be made on national signing day.


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