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May 24, 2013

Big freshman checks in at No. 13 in countdown

Montravius Adams

Just a quick recap of what this countdown is. Over the next few weeks, we will take a look at our choices for the 25 people who will have a short-term and a long-term effect on the rebuilding of the Auburn football program.

13) Montravius Adams, freshman, defensive tackle

Aaron Brenner

AUBURN FOOTBALL

Among the schools pursuing Adams right up to signing day, Auburn was considered to be the ugly stepsister at the ball. Georgia, Clemson and Alabama (in whichever order was in Adams’ mind; or that of many recruiting analysts) were the forerunners. Auburn was just kind of … there. And then Rodney Garner pulled off the stunner, coaxing Adams to pick the Tigers. Which is what elicited that reaction you see above, when Adams presented himself in that airbrushed hat and shirt on Feb. 6.

This is a big deal because Adams is a big dude. He’ll join another group of large men soon; at 6-foot-3, 310 pounds as a high schooler, Adams supplements the cast of Angelo Blackson, Ben Bradley, JaBrian Niles, Jeffrey Whitaker and Gabe Wright who break 300-pound scales. (Niles and Wright were under 300 last year, as was Kenneth Carter, who’s moved from tackle to end.) Throw in Garner’s acumen for teaching inside techniques, and expect Adams to be part of a very good run defense for a very long time.

2 Comments

  1. I agree…i think Adams is gonna be a force in the future and near future..i don’t remember auburn signing as defensive tackle with the ceiling this guy has…after a year or two in a college strength and conditioning program then watch out qbs…i see a possible nick Fairley look-a-like…and don’t forget he will be playing alongside other beasts…carl Lawson is gonna give quarterbacks nighmares..carl is a freak of a defensive end…he is already bigger and faster than the current ends…maybe not as fast as dee ford yet but he will be…daniels and Thornton too…wow…if we can get Elisha Shaw to commit to go with Ben bradley then u have the ingredients for possibly the beat d-line in college football…hell and maybe some pro teams…lol…cant wait…WAR EAGLE

    Comment by richyrich4AU — May 24, 2013 @ 12:18 pm

  2. Best defensive line…not beat defensive line…typo

    Comment by richyrich4AU — May 24, 2013 @ 12:19 pm

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