The Georgia Bulldogs have a huge advantage with regard to the recruitment of 5-star defensive tackle Montravius Adams.
According to Kipp Adams of ESPN Recruiting Nation, both Adams and his mother enjoyed their recent trip to Georgia:
Adams has acknowledged that his mother, Debbie Young, will be a key influence on his decision. A single mother, Young works long hours so that she can take care of Adams and his sisters. Upon his return, Adams said the visit made a good impression – on both of them.
“Everything went good on my UGA trip,” Adams said. “I liked it and my momma loved it. My mom sat down with Coach [Mark] Richt and he told her everything about the school. She liked all that he had to say.”
Young had this to say about Georgia, according to Kipp Adams' report:
I enjoyed Florida and Auburn, but overall I liked Georgia better. At Georgia it seemed like I was with my family. They made me feel like I was with my brothers, and I just enjoyed everyone I met there. They treat you like family there and I just enjoyed it.
This is great news if you're a Georgia Bulldogs fan, considering that the 5-star defensive tackle is easily one of the best prospects in the 2013 recruiting class. At 6'4'', 310 pounds (247Sports), he projects to be an absolute stud at the college level, and there are a lot of teams that want his commitment. He has Alabama, Clemson, Auburn, Florida and Georgia on top of his interest list, according to 247Sports.
With such great competition for Adams, the Bulldogs will need any advantage that they can get, so this visit was huge.
By getting his mom's approval and winning her over, Georgia has put itself in a great position to land Adams. In his case, we know his mother is going to play a big role in the process, so it's safe to say that her feelings about a school will go a long way in helping mold her son's eventual decision.
Georgia is a great football option, as it's set up very nicely to be competitive now and in the future, but it also appears to be the best personal option on Adams' list now. His mom has put Georgia on top of her list, and that's a gigantic plus for the Bulldogs.
It's an advantage like this that could end up being the difference when all is said and done.
It's going to be hard for anybody to out-recruit Alabama considering how dominant Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide are. Florida has a good pitch considering Will Muschamp and the Gators' recent success, and Auburn's defense of the future is looking pretty solid. Clemson also has a shot, since it still has the commitment of No. 1 overall recruit Robert Nkemdiche, and it can at least compete in the ACC.
As much as these programs have to offer, though, Georgia may have just received the ultimate endorsement from Adams' mother.
There's still a ways to go before Adams makes his decision, as he's been pretty committed to the process, but Georgia appears to be in a great position to win over the 5-star defensive tackle.