High-SchoolFootball: Eddie Stockett
Tom Hauck/ESPNHSDooly County (Vienna, Ga.) DT Montravius Adams has landed his first offer from the Clemson Tigers.Each week ESPNHS will shine the light on a few non-seniors who are emerging as prospects to watch on the recruiting radar. Here is this week's Launching Pad.
DL Montravius Adams, Dooly County (Vienna, Ga.)
Adams is a stout, strong run-stopper with good pass rushing ability. The 6-2 ½, 280-pounder is quick off the ball and can disrupt an offense from the tackle spot. He was a second team all-Region 4 selection as a sophomore after posting over 70 tackles and 15 sacks in 2010.
This season he leads his team in tackles and is starting to get the attention of opposing offensive coordinators that look to slow him down with double and triple teams. College coaches have started to take notice as well. The defensive tackle reports an early offer from Clemson and is receiving mail from Alabama, Georgia, Nebraska, and Oregon. Florida stopped by his school this week and he thinks they may be close to offering.
Last spring, he attended the Orlando Nike Combine and registered a 74.04 SPARQ Rating on the strength of his 40-foot power ball toss and 24-inch vertical jump. His performance landed him on the All-Combine team. He attended the Tallahassee Nike Camp a couple months later and held his own in a strong field that featured Faith Academy (Mobile, Ala.) DL Chris Casher, Lakewood (St. Petersburg, Fla.) DL Dante Fowler, and Pierce County (Blackshear, Ga.) DL Quavon Hicks.
Adams tells ESPNHS, “This season started off slow for our team dropping the first two games, but we’ve won six in a row. My goals for the season were to make the playoffs and finish with over 100 tackles.”
After Adams takes care of his junior season on the gridiron he will look to attend ESPNHS events again this offseason to increase his recruiting stock. – Kynon Codrington
OL Bradley Bozeman, Handley (Roanoke, Ala.)
Handley High is undefeated and sitting pretty at 9-0 this season and standout offensive line prospect Bradley Bozeman has had plenty to do with the team's success in 2011. Bozeman has been enjoying himself thoroughly in the trenches, on both sides of the ball.
“We are really dominating on offense and defense this season. I have been going both ways all year, and I haven’t graded below an 80 in any game,” Bozeman shared with ESPNHS, “I think we have what it takes to win it all this year.”
The 6-5, 315 pound offensive tackle committed to No. 2 Alabama way back in June, and doesn't seem to be wavering on that choice one bit.
“Recruiting has been going well. I haven’t taken any visits besides ‘Bama, and I am really loving Tuscaloosa a little more each time I go visit.” - Nick Ekbatani