Notre Dame landed a commitment from Central Bucks South Running Back Josh Adams. This is the first commitment for Notre Dame at Running Back and the fifteenth commitment overall. 247Sports rates Adams as a 4-star recruit. They rank him as the 16th best Running Back and the 168th best player overall.
In 2012, Adams rushed for 2089 yards on 255 carries with 28 touchdowns. However, he suffered a knee injury that required surgery during his Junior season.
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.