The Texas Longhorns are in the mix for another out-of-state prospect following his first list cut.
Late Sunday night, Sammamish (Wa.) Eastside Catholic running back Sam Adams II decided to narrow his list of choices down to 15 schools, and the Longhorns remain contenders for his services. Alongside Texas, Adams listed Alabama, Cal, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon, Penn State, South Carolina, Texas A&M, UCLA, USC, and Washington as the programs he’ll focus on until he makes a decision.
I want to thank all of the schools that have spent time and energy recruiting me. I have developed a comfortable relationship with the following 15 schools and look forward to continuing down the path to my final decision. @MontWorkMedia pic.twitter.com/dW4z4BKPck— Sam Adams II (@SamAdamsII) April 8, 2019
The four-star standout has seen an abundance of opportunities come his way throughout his recruiting process. Since last August, Adams has amassed 40-plus offers from Power 5 programs all across the country. Much of this came about during and in the aftermath of a remarkable junior season from Adams in which he literally excelled all over the field with 929 yards on the ground and 203 receiving yards and 21 total touchdowns. On the other side of the ball, Adams totaled 31 tackles and six interceptions.
Tom Herman and company made their way into Adams’ recruitment late October, when they decided to put an offer on the table. Adams has not made a visit to the Forty Acres yet, but in November he told Burnt Orange Nation’s Cody Daniel that he will be “100 %” be coming to visit.
There hasn’t been a date set for when Adams might want to make a visit down to Austin, but Adams is knowledgeable about the Longhorn program and does look forward to checking everything out.
“I know that it’s a great place for football and education. Very big time football school with a great coaching staff,” Adams added. “I have never been out there but I would love to soon to see what it’s all about.”
The early favorite for Adams is Washington at the moment, according to 247Sports’ Crystal Ball Predictions. Texas A&M seems to be a school that Adams is keen to, as well, which is understandable — the dynamic running back is the son of former Aggie and NFL defensive tackle Sam Adams.
The Longhorns have offered 12 total prospects at the running back position in this current recruiting cycle. With a recent verbal pledge from Bishop Dunne star Jaden Hullaby, Texas holds one commitment at the position. Hullaby is projected to thrive at H-Back for UT.
At 6’2, 200 pounds, Adams is ranked as the nation’s No. 147 player, No. 13 running back, and as the No. 3 player in Washington, per the 247Sports Composite.