Focus '08: JUCO Lineman Ryan Adams

Focus '08: JUCO Lineman Ryan Adams

Souderton, Pa., native Ryan Adams currently attends Lackawanna College, but is hoping to make the jump to the Division I level within the next several months. Currently the offensive line prospect holds no scholarship offers, but he is hoping that a solid season will change the situation.

It has been a long road for Ryan Adams, attending two high schools, Hargrave Academy and finally settling at Lackawanna College where he plays left tackle. Right now this 6-foot-5, 310-pound offensive lineman is simply trying to fulfill his dream of playing football at the highest collegiate level and is working hard to make sure that happens.

"I sent film out to a lot of schools back in January, but many of them thought I was a current sophomore, so I had to call them all and let them know that I was only a freshman last year at Lackawanna," Adams said. "At this point I am planning to send out a group of films out again with an explanation of that and will send out film from my first few games as well. I am open to playing anywhere, but I would like to find a school that has a great tradition and a team-oriented atmosphere."

As Adams said, he has no favorites that he wants to play for, but simply wants to play the game that the next level at this point. He talked a bit about how his recruiting has gone so far and what he is looking for in a school.

"The last person I spoke to was Coach (Jim) Bollman at Ohio State and he told me they usually do not take junior college transfers, but depending on how I play the first few games of this season he could make an exception for me," Adams explained. "I love to drive block and really enjoy the running game, so I think that tradition of physical football in the Big Ten is something that fits me best. That doesn't mean that is the only place I want to play as I am open to anything, but I have always liked that conference."

Adams attended Glen Mills High School as a junior and transferred to North Penn High School for his senior year, where he was part of a team that won the Pennsylvania Class AAAA State Championship. Some of the schools that have already shown interest in the lineman are Ohio State, North Carolina State, West Virginia and Penn State.

He reports a max bench press of 460 pounds, a max squat of 560 pounds and a power clean of 320 pounds.

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