OL Will Adams, who admitted that he was a lifelong UGA fan before committing to Georgia Tech last summer, said that he was offered a last-minute scholarship by the Bulldogs on Thursday.
The 6-foot-6, 280-pound offensive lineman plays at Sandy Creek, the same high school as WR JaQuay Williams – who is a longtime Auburn commitment that UGA is trying to flip before next week’s signing day.
An entourage of UGA coaches, led by Mark Richt, showed up at Sandy Creek on Wednesday to visit with JaQuay. They also reportedly made a last-second offer to Adams.
“It’s true,” Adams said in the text message about the UGA offer.
There were rumors that Adams may talk to Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson about making a visit to another school this weekend — not UGA but Auburn. Adams declined an interview request. “Not today. There’s a lot going with me as far as recruiting tonight.”
After confirming at Auburn had also offered him a last-minute scholarship on Thursday, we had one last question for Adams: Are you still committed to Georgia Tech?
And his answer was … “I’m still committed.”
Story developing: Check back for updates.
Ironically, Adams will be playing for the archrival of his childhood favorite, UGA. Adams is a lifelong Georgia fan and said he always had dreams about playing for the Bulldogs. He had interest from UGA but was never offered. Adams took the pragmatic approach to switching sides.
“When scholarship offers start rolling in, as a recruit, you have to take the fan side completely out of the picture,” Adams explained. “The fan in me wanted to play for Georgia. But the rest of me wanted to go to a school and play football where I was wanted. I could say some things about Georgia, but they got who they needed on the offensive line. You know, that’s fine how everything worked out. I just realized maybe that Georgia was not the place for me. Once I had that thought in my head, I realized that it wasn’t the place for me. Then my decision for Georgia Tech got so much easier for me.”
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