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SEC offer in for Adams
Posted Nov 14, 2013
Fletcher Adams out of Brandon, Miss., made the trek to Ole Miss last weekend and came away with a scholarship offer.
"I kind of expected it," Adams said about the verbal scholarship offer that was made during the visit to Ole Miss last Saturday. "Coach (Derrick) Nix has been on me hard so I knew they liked me a lot. It feels good to know I have a full scholarship offer to another SEC school."
first game to see at Ole Miss.
"It was great. I got a chance to meet all of the coaches and coach (Hugh) Freeze. I had never met him face-to-face before. He's a really cool guy, and it was a great game."
What did he want to learn about the Rebels on the trip?
"Honestly, that was my first game to go to at Ole Miss so I wanted to get to know their staff better and I did. I knew coach Nix really well but not the rest of their coaches. Me and coach Nix have gotten really close. Everything went smooth."
What impressed the 6' 3", 260-pounder the most?
"I liked their locker room. I did not know they built a new locker room. I went in there before the game started, and I was shocked. It was the nicest locker room I have seen so far. I did not know their facilities were that nice."
The junior defensive lineman also wanted to focus on the Ole Miss defensive line during the game and came away impressed.
"I like their style. I like how they use their linemen. They do not really have a starter. They rotate their linemen in and out which means a lot of guys get an opportunity to play instead of four or five like you see from a lot of schools. I also like the 4-2-5 scheme they play in. I think I fit in really good with that scheme. It lets their linemen attack the ball."
Fletcher also took in an Alabama game earlier this fall when they played Ole Miss.
"It was great. It's Alabama. I always have a good time down there. I am really tight with their defensive line coach. I went to camp there last summer. I think I did really good. They wanted me to come down there for a game so I did. I just wanted to find out what kind of defense they run. As far as recruiting goes, they have been on my pretty hard. I think they like me ok. I am just going to see what they are going to do."
What stood out the most during the Alabama trip?
"The game. I like how hyped the crowd got. I went to see them play Ole Miss, and it was a big game. The stadium was pretty crump."
Adams' older brother, Nelson, is a sophomore defensive lineman at MSU.
"I have actually only been to one of their games this season, but I am probably going to go back up there this weekend to see them play Alabama. I got to see them play LSU, and it was a good atmosphere. With them adding on to the stadium the sound echos and gets louder than it use to. I like State."
There was not much new to learn about the Dogs since he has been over there so much.
"I pretty much know everything there is to know about State. I know I am in pretty good with them."
How big of a factor will his brother playing at MSU play in his recruitment?
"I think it is a big factor because everybody does not get a chance to play college football with their brother. He does not tell me where to go to college, but I know deep down he wants me to come play with him. Nelson just tells me to follow my heart, but I know what he wants me to do."
Outside of the brother factor; what stands out about State?
"I like their defense and how they fly around to the ball. They are down a lot but they keep playing hard. I like that about them."
Brandon High is entering the playoffs with a 10-1 record.
"Last year we came up just short. We came into this season with a lot of expectations. We did what we had to do in the regular season and now we are looking to close it out. We had a bad loss to Petal earlier on in the season but we rebounded. We just had to turn it up a notch."
Adams believes his play has stepped up a notch too.
"I took on a lot more double teams this year, and I still put up some pretty good stats. I have worked on staying low coming off of the ball and using my hands like everyone has taught me. I have gotten better in both areas I feel."
Fletcher has 88 tackles, 14 for loss, 6 sacks, and 9 qb hurries this season.
Yancy Porter is the Mississippi Scout for Scout.com and he can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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