Sandy Creek OL Will Adams will pick between Georgia Tech, Kentucky and Louisville on Monday

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One of Georgia’s top offensive linemen will be making his college decision on Monday.

Will Adams, a 6-foot-6, 280-pound tackle from two-time defending state champion Sandy Creek High School, will be announcing shortly after 11 a.m. Monday. Adams was offered by Georgia Tech last Saturday, and the Yellow Jackets are one of his leaders, along with the Kentucky and Louisville.

“Will’s best days of football are ahead of him,” Sandy Creek coach Chip Walker told the AJC earlier this week. “He’s big, tall and very athletic. He’s really smart. I think he’s the total package. He would be a great pickup for any school. Not just Georgia Tech, but anybody. I think he can play for anybody in the country. He’s started for us for two years, and this season will be his third. He’s a winner. Wherever he goes, someone is going to get a good football player.”

Adams deserves to be considered among the top offensive linemen in the state, according to his coach. Walker pointed out that his star lineman has gone against many of the state’s most highly-regarded defensive linemen over the past two years, including Thomas County Central’s Ray Drew (signed with UGA), Monroe Area’s Stephon Tuitt (Notre Dame) and Griffin’s Xzavier Dickson (Alabama). Adams has also squared off against some of state’s top 2012 recruits, including Henry County’s Dalvin Tomlinson (undecided) and Eastside-Covington’s Sheldon Rankins (undecided). Adams is a lifelong UGA fan and has serious interest from the Bulldogs but no offer yet.

Sandy Creek OL Will Adams will make his college decision between Georgia Tech, Kentucky and Louisville around 11 a.m. Monday

Sandy Creek OL Will Adams will make his college decision between Georgia Tech, Kentucky and Louisville around 11 a.m. Monday

“Will has played against some big-time defensive players and more than held his own,” Walker said. “We were fortunate to win all those games. You can’t win all those games if your offensive tackle is getting whipped. He has done really, really well against some great competition. I think Will is the total package as an offensive lineman and can play for any school in the country. We’ve had some really good college prospects come through our school, and Will is right up there with the best of them.”

Georgia Tech has had a lot of success recruiting out of Sandy Creek High School over the years, reeling in talents such as NFL Pro Bowl WR Calvin Johnson, Cincinnati Bengals offensive lineman Andrew Gardner and current Tech safety Isaiah Johnson. “There’s always been a good connection between Georgia Tech and Sandy Creek since our coaching staff has been here,” Walker said.

“We’ve had some guys who played for us at Sandy Creek and have gone on to Georgia Tech to do some pretty good things. Obviously, it’s a great offer for Will. Georgia Tech is a great school and Coach [Paul Johnson] and those guys do a really good job. Will has just got to sit down and look at what he’s got on the table and then decide what’s best for him.”

While Adams is considering Georgia Tech, the state’s top two OL prospects appear headed out of state. Lithonia’s Joe Harris will announce between South Carolina, Clemson, Mississippi State and Alabama on July 27, while Buford’s Vadal Alexander confirmed that LSU, Alabama and Auburn are his favorites.

UPDATE: Buford defensive back CJ Moore committed to Virginia on Sunday night, according to his coach.

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Andy

July 24th, 2011
5:09 pm

Good luck. Hope you go to Tech but I will pull for you regardless.

ATL Dawg

July 24th, 2011
5:22 pm

I know Will wanted to be a Dawg more than anything else in the world. I just don’t get it. Our biggest recruiting need is OL Beef, he proved himself against the best with Ray Drew, Dixon, and Truitt, and he is a UGA lock if we offer. Will, I don’t blame you for moving forward with other schools. I would hate to see you play at Georgia Tech, but best of luck wherever you go son. P.S. I would not be surprised to see Richt go after Will at the last minute before signing day.

Tealsauce

July 24th, 2011
5:24 pm

As a former Patriot, I wish Will the best no matter where he goes…Coach Walker is taking what his dad built and making it even better.

With that said, hope you come to Tech, Will.

Techster

July 24th, 2011
5:24 pm

The Dawgs are waiting for Georgia State and South Alabama to offer (like with Chester Brown) before matching it. LOLOL

Roll Tide with PRIDE!!!

July 24th, 2011
5:26 pm

If he’s not considering Bama, then he’s not bery goood.

Lester Miles

July 24th, 2011
5:36 pm

If I was a lifelong fan of a certain school I certainly would not be committing to another school six months before signing day. I would contact the coach of my favorite team and have him tell me flat out that they are not interested in me before joining the enemy. If they have an interest in me then I would wait to get what I want. Lifelong fans are not so easily deterred. I do not believe Will wanted to be a Dawg more than anything in the world or he would not be jumping ship before you see the shore. Good luck to him and have a great day.

Worm

July 24th, 2011
5:51 pm

Dawgs are going to sign a JUCO lineman or two.

D

July 24th, 2011
5:57 pm

If he picks GT, he’ll have fun crushing skulls on nearly every offensive play. run blocking tends to be far more enjoyable to the O-line than pass blocking…

twest

July 24th, 2011
6:33 pm

Carvelle Carvelle CARVELLE!!!! What is this??? It has been more than 8 hrs since you had an update!! That!!!! Sir will not do!!! Say you had to eat, sleep and rest??? And…Chop Chop son!! My esteemed cohort and feline supreme Clyde Boogie will be in the office at 8:30 am sharp. With your new schedule for football season!!!!

Worm

July 24th, 2011
6:42 pm

Techster, How many offensive lineman from tech are now in the NFL?..

U

July 24th, 2011
6:58 pm

Exactly, Lester. No reason in the world a kid should decide between those 3 schools when he wants an offer from the Dawgs. Let the season play itself out and see if his dream offer doesn’t surface. It’s not like those 3 programs are going to say “no thanks.” If he’s good enough to play for UGA he’s good enough for Tech to wait on him. Louisville and Kentucky? Please….

5150 UOAD

July 24th, 2011
7:13 pm

Worm
3 I think right now.

RomeDawg

July 24th, 2011
7:13 pm

I don’t understand…if he is a lifelong Dawg, why commit so early? I don’t see the need to rush, unless, there is “too strong” of a connection between Sandy Creek and GT ($$$$$)

Just kidding! Just trying to get a rise out of the Techsters.

wr_jacket

July 24th, 2011
7:20 pm

It is obvious that saint Richt does not think highly of Adams as Ma Tech. Apparently he was invited ro techs camp but not “dawg nite”. They must have other lineman that they are going after. Maybe mr. Adams is just to smart for the “dawgs” And this is another reason why UGa will be looking for another head coach at the end of the year.

5150 UOAD

July 24th, 2011
7:33 pm

Lifelong Dawg or not. The kid will take the best opportunity offered. Do you think every player that goes to UGA wanted to be a Dawg? I am pretty sure Stafford took the best school and situation available.

5150 UOAD

July 24th, 2011
7:36 pm

RomeDawg
The reason is so if he gets hurt he still has the offer. Sometimes if a kid has not made a commitment and they get hurt then they have no place to go. The offers dry up.

2by2

July 24th, 2011
7:43 pm

I will bet anybody any amount of money in the whole world that UGA will fall back on Adams when they miss on other guys from out of state (which they will, just like every year)) and offer him in January.

You're My Boy Blue!

July 24th, 2011
7:44 pm

Since he grew up a Dawg, Will be very happy at least four times during his career when his favorite team wins over the team he will be playing on.

wr_jacket

July 24th, 2011
7:49 pm

You’re My Boy Blue: Whose that the Wildcats?

BOOGIES THE MAN FROM HARTWELL GA

July 24th, 2011
7:52 pm

KID IS ONLY 2-3 STAR, PROBABLY WOULDN’T GET A CHANCE TO PLAY ANYWAY …………

Ramblin Man

July 24th, 2011
8:01 pm

Hmmm. I like the kid and think he could do well on GTs line, but I would not count it till signing day for any school since UGA could offer late and snatch him. That is unless he feels slighted by UGA. Good luck Will in whatever you do.

5150 UOAD

July 24th, 2011
8:05 pm

You’re My Boy Blue!
UGA doesn’t play Louisville.
Tech and Kentucky have beat the Dawgs in the last 4 years.

Ramblin Man

July 24th, 2011
8:06 pm

Romedawg,
How many lineman is UGA looking at for this year? Just wondering since he could have information we don’t. Some kids also like to have it out of the way so it’s one less thing to worry about thief senior year.

@techster

July 24th, 2011
8:11 pm

Uga reachs for 1 lineman most of the Pj class is a reach. 1-9 ring a bell, perhaps you should smack talk recruiting on the Duke board.

Tossed Salad

July 24th, 2011
8:34 pm

5150, please name ONE player you’ve ever heard of who “settled” for UGA. Just one. Matt Stafford was offered by every single school in the country. He had his pick of the litter. Of course he wanted to be a Dawg. Dallas in the last decade has been a veritable pipeline to UGA. Kids there love going to school in Athens.

230gr Full Metal Jacket

July 24th, 2011
8:50 pm

I don’t think UGA will make an offer because of Mark Richt’s situation. They don’t need help for 2 or 3 years from now, they need help NOW in order to save CMR’s job. UGA will collect some nice JUCO transfers or possibly a few standouts from Div II teams — guys that have an IMMEDIATE impact. I think Tech will sign this one and redshirt him his first season. I hope so anyway, I’ve seen this one play before and believe me — he’s the real deal, I don’t care how many stars he does or doesn’t have!!

kickslidered

July 24th, 2011
8:56 pm

talk to will’s dad yesterday – he said will was invited to dawg night, but his 3 visits to tech really worked on him. every sec team isconstantly reaching out to will, but the offer to chester at uga plus adams relationship with tee martin at kentucky will send him to lexington. dont think tech gets him – if will does commit to tech it will be one of their biggest OL recruits since uzzi. should will wait for uga? the real question is: what is uga waiting for?

5150 UOAD

July 24th, 2011
9:09 pm

Tossed Salad
July 24th, 2011
8:34 pm

5150, please name ONE player you’ve ever heard of who “settled” for UGA.

Did I say Settled? I said they were not Dawgs before and they picked the best situation. That means the opportunity for playing time fast.
Do you really think Crowell would have gone UGA if Bama Offered and made him the same promise Richt did?
If Crowell could play this year and would be the lead RB next year for sure at BAMA, then Crowell would be at Bama right now.

Jacket Backer

July 24th, 2011
9:23 pm

Of these three, I think he’ll pick Tech. However, my concern would be if he is waiting on an offer from Richt. I hope the Tech coaches are questioning him on this. If he has any doubts, I would not take his commitment.

5150 UOAD

July 24th, 2011
9:27 pm

Kentucky is still a pretty long drive for his parents to go see games at either Kentucky school. From Tyrone to the Airport to ride the Marta to the games is easy.

Brainiac(Dawg For Life)

July 24th, 2011
9:51 pm

wt Jacket: I’m thinking that Coach Paul Johnson will be available after the upcoming season. Maybe the dawgs can hire him if CMR is fired. Teehee, just kidding……….. about CMR being fired. CPJ probably will be available though.

Tossed Salad

July 24th, 2011
9:53 pm

You have it all wrong, 5150. Crowell was considering Bama because of playing time, not the other way around. Crowell grew up a Georgia fan, not Bama. Everybody knew Ingram was gone last year and Richardson is gone after this year. Who else is on that roster that Crowell figured is in his way? Dee Hart? Please. He would play this year at Bama and definitely be the man next year. Sure, the situation at UGA is good for him – just as it would have been at Bama – but he was a Dawg prior to signing day. The scenario you describe is likely applicable for some players, but you chose bad examples with Stafford and Crowell.

Brainiac(Dawg For Life)

July 24th, 2011
9:54 pm

5150 UOAD: Too dang many “ifs” in your stuff.

5150 UOAD

July 24th, 2011
9:59 pm

Crowell playing and being the man at BAMA would be different if the NFL Rookie Salary cap hadn’t been signed. I would not bet that Richardson will be gone. That decision is a long ways away. Now the RUN to the NFL as a JR. thing has a different wrinkle.

Brainiac(Dawg For Life)

July 24th, 2011
10:01 pm

5150 UOAD: Using your line of thought may I remind you that LA Monroe(Community College) has beaten the MIGHTY TIDE in the last 4 years.

5150 UOAD

July 24th, 2011
10:05 pm

Brainiac
what does the Tide losing to LA Monroe have to do with somebody saying if the kid chooses one of these 3 schools he will be happy loosing to the dawgs?
Read better next time.

hind tit

July 24th, 2011
10:21 pm

What’s the hurry. Has he no faith in himself that he will get better in the upcoming season. You can bet all the schools that are offering now will still be offering at the first of the year.

D1

July 24th, 2011
11:02 pm

I don’t get it…. Adams and Watson from Fayette Co. played in the toughest region in the state taking on the likes of Jenkins, Fanning, Drew, Truitt, Ufomba… etc., etc. and in the case of Adams won state championships and with Watson went deep in to the playoffs in 3AAAA… Both wanted to be at UGA and UGA told them to hold on while they offer others who are’nt near as battle tested.. It’s not like their 6′ guys both are well over 6′4″ and almost 300lbs and can move. PLEASE somebody enlighten me. I mean you’ve got two kids that would’ve died to play for UGA. That’s gotta mean something. Nothing against the Brown kid or the kid from Maryland but they are not near the OLineman that Adams and Watson are and did’nt face near the competition. GGRRRRR.. Just venting. As a long time UGA fan want to see the hometown boys get first shot.

Tech Insider

July 24th, 2011
11:11 pm

Kickslider, you have some bad ‘inside info.’ The kid is a Jacket. This is no secret.

just the truth

July 24th, 2011
11:51 pm

The article didn’t mention that his brother is already a student at Tech or that his uncle went to Tech also. Harris has some academic difficulties and Tech had to drop him from their recruiting. @ Worm, a better question would be, how many Tech lineman are now MILLIONARES now? Also, it’s never good to get JUCO players because it shows a weakness of the team, dissension between the younger players and academically they went that route for a reason. @ Boogies the man from Hartwell, ever heard of Keith Brookins a 2 star or Chris Johnson a NO STAR just to name a couple. C’mon you goobers, if your going to say something at least know the facts !!

Dawginit.

July 25th, 2011
12:12 am

As a Dawg fan I wish you luck where ever you end up young man.

Dawginit.

July 25th, 2011
12:16 am

just the truth, Yeah, I saw all the AU players mad at Cam and Nick last year. Sometimes you have to fill a gap in recruiting by going JUCO.

Does Tech ever just lose out on a recruit or do the ones that get away always have “academic issues”? It’s the same old story, just like UGA “didn’t even offer” kids that chose to go elsewhere.

GT Fan ...

July 25th, 2011
12:39 am

“(Logan) Walls touted two new starters who should help, CB Louis Young and OLB Jeremiah Attaochu. He called Young a ‘lockdown corner’ who will intercept any pass that isn’t perfect. Attaochu is flexible and fast with a nose for the ball.”

In case people still wonder about Al Groh … both of these guys were headed to VA as freshmen in 2010 if Groh hadn’t been fired. They switched their committment to GT when AG was hired by PJ.

AG will have quite a few VERY GOOD if not GREAT defensive players as long as he’s at GT. He had many GREAT ones at VA during his time as HC. And GT is a better program than VA.

U

July 25th, 2011
1:05 am

Tech’s defense has been nothing short of atrocious since Groh’s been on board and there is nothing on the recruiting front to suggest it’s going to change anytime soon.

wr_jacket

July 25th, 2011
1:19 am

U: Grih has onlu been here for 1 year. This is his second year. Our defense was bad last year and we still won 6 games.

U - momma

July 25th, 2011
1:38 am

2011 will be Groh’s 2nd season as GT’s DC, running the 3-4. So many people think the D won’t be any better than 2010 b/c …… I don’t know, it’s GT??

Yet so many people make just the opposite assumption about our neighbors just a little ways to the NE who are in the extact scenario as the Jackets, 2nd year DC, running a 3-4…I don’t get it? UGA lost its best DLs and best LB but the D will be impenetrable in 2011.

Tim Dawg

July 25th, 2011
3:24 am

This would be a nice pickup for the Dawgs we always let some slip away DAMN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dawg Fan

July 25th, 2011
7:00 am

I hope all this negative publicity makes Will Adams go somewhere other than GT.

Go Dawgs!!

bad brad

July 25th, 2011
7:31 am

@ATL Dawg,
You are spot on; couldnt have said it better myself. Adams is the real deal and it would be a mistake for the Dawgs not to offer him.

@ just the truth

July 25th, 2011
8:19 am

Calvin Johnson was a 4star recruit for rivals and scout when he signed with GT. As you would say, “C’mon you goobers, if your going to say something at least know the facts !!”