This time a year ago, 2014 prospect Paul Adams knew what he had to accomplish in order to be more successful on the offensive line. Judging from where he is today, the Christ Presbyterian (Tenn.) Academy offensive tackle is well on his way to continuing that accomplishment.
Last year and before his junior season, the 6-foot-5 Adams tipped the scales at 240 pounds. But that isn't the case anymore.
"Right now I am playing basketball and I am also going to throw the discus and shotput in track," said Adams. "And I am still working on putting on more weight. I am up to 270 pounds now and that is a big different from last year."
Adams has already collected one offer on the recruiting trail and continues to draw steady SEC interest, too.
"I have the offer from Cincinnati and then Vanderbilt, Tennessee with their new coaches, Duke and Mississippi State and Ole Miss are showing interest. Duke is showing a lot of interest and Ohio State came by our basketball practice, too, to check on me."
Adams also plans to see a few of those schools in the very near future, including some SEC stops.
"I am probably going to a couple of junior days here soon at Vanderbilt and Tennessee," said Adams. "Things were kinda quiet with Mississippi State, too, but it has picked up with them the last few days. I went to their junior day and camp last year and it was a great experience and I loved being on their campus. So it's a good chance I go back there.
"I still haven't looked at my camp schedule yet either. But the ones I really want to go to are Mississippi State, Vanderbilt, Ole Miss and Tennessee."
And being patient and waiting to see what's in his future is also Adams' mindset right now.
"I am taking my time and just waiting to see what all happens with recruiting," said Adams. "I am waiting to see what new offers I might get. Once that happens I am going to look at several things. I want to see who can help me in the long run after football as far as a good education. Then I want to see which staff I feel comfortable with and how the environment is at these schools. So my visits will be a main factor."
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