The No. 2 defensive tackle in the entire nation, Montravius Adams, has officially committed to play for the Auburn Tigers.
Adams is going to provide an immediate impact to a team that limped to a 3-9 finish overall and was forced to fire Gene Chizik as head coach. Following Chizik’s ousting, many potential recruits rescinded their commitments. Thus, Adams’ decision to head to The Plains is a huge coup for newly hired head coach Gus Malzahn.
At 6-foot-3 and 281 pounds, Adams has a college-ready body and the skills to make his way onto the field immediately. The No. 13-overall recruit is known for his power in the run-stuffing game thanks to not only his size, but his sheer strength as well.
He took all five of his official visits, taking a look at Florida, Georgia, Clemson and Alabama, as well as Auburn. In the same way that Adams’ decision to play for Malzahn spoke volumes, so did his choice of Auburn over these four other national powers, and especially in-state powerhouse Alabama.
Of the schools spurned, his decision has the biggest effect on Georgia. He is a native of Vienna, Ga., and in the SEC, very few schools can afford to lose their in-state talent. Especially the Bulldogs, who are losing a number of defensive superstars to the NFL.
Oh yeah, and the high school superstar has an undeniably baller sense of style.