Clemson Leads for Top DT Montravious Adams in Advance of National Signing Day

By Patrick Schmidt
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Montravious Adams (Vienna, Ga.,Dooly County) is one of the nation’s top undeclared recruits and he has no shortage of suitors with Clemson, Auburn, Georgia, Alabama and Florida all chasing after the 6-3, 320-pound defensive tackle.

Adams is considered to be one of the two top defensive tackles in the country along with Eddie Vanderdoes, but while it looks like Vanderdoes will stay close to home, I don’t think the same will be said for Adams when he picks his college on National Signing Day.

The school that I think Adams will sign with on Feb. 6 is Clemson because they have been on him the longest, he is an ideal fit in their 4-3 defense that Brett Venables and Dan Brooks deploy and the coaching changes at Auburn and a new defensive line coach at Georgia is too much uncertainty for Adams to sign with them on the dotted line.

Another coaching factor that could play into the decision-making process for Adams is that Georgia’s defensive coordinator Todd Grantham has risen his profile so much in the past couple years that he has been on the radar for head-coaching jobs elsewhere and that isn’t the case at Clemson where that coaching staff under Dabo Sweeney is firmly entrenched.

Adams is as gifted of a defensive tackle in recent years and if he can keep his weight in the 320-pound range, there is no reason to believe he won’t be a high draft pick in three or four years if he stays healthy. He will challenge for a starting job as a true freshman wherever he goes, but at Clemson he will have the best chance to realize his vast potential and that’s why I think he ends up a Tiger.

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