Football games are won in the trenches, and that is why several of the nation's top programs are battling for a commitment from defensive tackle Montravius Adams.
247 Sports rates Adams as a 5-star recruit and the seventh-best high school football player in the nation.
At 6’4” and 310 pounds, he has the necessary size to be a force along the line of scrimmage.
In addition to having an ideal frame, Adams is a remarkable athlete for his position. He has the strength and motor to be a dominant run-stopper in addition to the explosiveness to get after the quarterback.
While at Vienna High School in Georgia, opponents found it difficult to get out of the backfield while playing against him. As Harvey Simpson of the Cordele Dispatch notes, Adams racked up 95 tackles this season while taking down a ball-carrier for a loss 34 times before heading into the Class A title game.
This production earned him a spot in the 2013 Under Armour All-American Game, and he will have his chance to show off his talent against the top prospects in the nation.
Like any high school prospect, Adams still needs to develop his technique and continue learning the nuances of his position. He is a raw talent, but he is also an extremely exciting player.
His physical skills give him unlimited potential, and as long as he continues to work on his craft, he will be a star at the collegiate level.
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Unless otherwise noted, all recruiting star ratings are courtesy of 247Sports' composite system.