Apr 12, 2014; Notre Dame, IN, USA; The Notre Dame Fighting Irish huddle before the Blue-Gold Game at Notre Dame Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

Notre Dame Football Recruiting: Josh Adams Evaluation


Josh Adams represents Notre Dame’s best chance at a commitment from a Running Back. Adams hails from Warrington, Pennsylvania. He plays for Central Bucks South High School. Adams suffered a knee injury last season. The injury required surgery. So, the coaching staff may hesitate before taking a verbal commitment from Adams. If fully healthy, Adams possesses big time potential. During his Sophomore season, he rushed for 2089 yards on 255 attempts (8.19 average) and 28 touchdowns.

Any evaluation of Adams comes with the caveat that his knee is fully healthy. Additionally, Adams does not play against the best competition when compared to Soso Jamabo or Jacques Patrick. Taking these items in consideration, Adams’ future is still bright.

At 6-2 208, Adams possesses good size for a Running Back. However, due to his height and running style, Adams puts himself at risk for unnecessary punishment. Adams will need to improve running inside the tackles at the next level. At the high school level, he primarily uses his speed to break to the outside. His speed gets the job done at the high school level. But, at the college level, Adams needs to run with better vision and power to become a great Running Back. Adams’ hands supplement his running game. With the ability to catch the ball, Adams holds all the tools necessary to become a complete Running Back.

Adams plans to attend the Notre Dame elite player camp, “Irish Invasion” on June 20th. Adams may make his commitment then. The Irish need to continue to battle Penn State and Stanford for Adams’ service until that point.

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