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Nation's top DT recruit to visit Clemson Saturday

  by - Staff Writer - Thursday, November 8, 2012 10:06 AM

Adams has 62 offers to date

Every day seems to bring out a new rumor concerning one of the nation’s top uncommitted defensive prospects, but 5-star defensive tackle prospect Montravius Adams Montravius Adams
Defensive Tackle
6-3, 281
Vienna, GA

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told TigerNet Wednesday evening that he will definitely be in Clemson this weekend.

Adams, out of Vienna (GA) Dooly County, said he plans on being in Clemson Saturday when the Tigers take on the Maryland Terrapins in Death Valley.

And, he will have his mother with him, plus coach Jimmy Hughes of Dooly County.

“I am coming up to Clemson this weekend,” Adams said. “And, my mom is definitely making the trip.”

Adams has already made the trek to Clemson, but Saturday marks the first time his mother will see the campus.

“She is looking for the best place for me,” Adams said. “She wants me to be around the best people and the best coaches. She also wants me to get a good education and have the best four years.”

Adams has collected 63 tackles and six sacks through the season’s first eight games, adding that to a stellar junior campaign that saw him with 84 tackles, 10 sacks and lead the nation with 45 tackles for loss.

Those eye-popping numbers have earned him 62 offers to this point, but it has long been rumored that Clemson – the first school to offer Adams – and Auburn were Adams’ top two choices.

However, he recently made the trip to Georgia for a game, and mom was along for the trip.

“My trip to Georgia went really good,” he said. “My mom really liked it a lot. She got to sit down with the Coach [Mark] Richt and the other coaches and they just told her that Georgia is a really good program and a really good school.”

Adams said he speaks to the Clemson coaches each week, including recruiter Robbie CaldwellRobbie Caldwell
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. However, he is also hearing from Auburn, Georgia, USC, South Carolina, Cal, Oklahoma, Ohio St. and Florida. He has made trips to Clemson, Florida St., Georgia, Alabama, Auburn, Michigan St., Florida and Tennessee and still wants to make trips to Oregon, LSU and USC.

“After the Clemson trip, I don’t know what my plans are,” he said. “I just know that I will narrow it down to six schools after my season and then make a decision a couple of days before signing day.”

Clemson is still very high on his list, however.

“Clemson is a place I feel at home,” he said. “I love the coaches, and the family atmosphere. They have great people there. The coaches stay in touch with me. They are a team that is going to get better and better, and a team that I can see myself playing for. They are a team that is going to be very good in the future.”

Adams stands at No. 11 in ESPN’s top 150 and is the second-rated player in the state of Georgia behind Clemson commit and Grayson standout Robert Nkemdiche Robert Nkemdiche
Defensive End
6-5, 275
Loganville, GA

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At the end of the interview, we asked Adams if there was any truth to the rumor that he has been a silent commit to a school that offered him early, and he said no.

“No. That’s not true at all,” he said.

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