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.
“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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