South Florence star defensive tackle Amare Adams has two of the biggest days of his young life coming up this weekend. At noon Saturday, he will play for the 4A state championship. On Sunday, he will announce his college plans by making a commitment announcement.
Adams (6-6, 280) is one of the state’s top recruited players for the Class 2025. The high school junior had a short list of South Carolina, Clemson, Alabama, Georgia, LSU, Florida State and Tennessee.
USC coach Shane Beamer and defensive tackles coach Travian Robertson have made Adams a focal point of their recruiting for the 2025 class.
“What I’m liking about them is they are recruiting me really hard,” Adams said late last week. “Another thing I like about them is they said I can play as a freshman, and that’s something I want when I go to college, play as a true freshman. I have a strong relationship with all of them, especially Coach Beamer. I’ve had a relationship with him since the end of my ninth-grade year, going into my 10th-grade year. So, I’ve really had a good relationship with them.”
As for Clemson, defensive line coach Nick Eason has been working Adams and trying to convince him he can be another of the elite defensive linemen to come through the program in recent years.
“I feel good about them,” Adams said. “I’ve kind of been knowing them for a long time because when I was a kid, I used to go to their camps. For right now, I have a good relationship with them. What sticks out to me is he rotates D-linemen on almost every play of almost every drive, so that’s one thing I like about it. You can get an opportunity to play.”
Clemson was one of the several unofficial visits Adams made for games this season, but he said the visits that stick out the most to him were the ones to USC, Florida State, Georgia and Alabama.
This season Adams has 56 tackles and four sacks.
“What coaches say they like about me is my motor and how I get off the ball and things like that,” Adams said. “I play really everywhere. I play three-tech and sometimes I play outside, and head over tackle sometimes.”
In posting on X his plans to commit Sunday, Adams did not reveal details such as time, location and if he’ll do so in conjunction with a recruiting website.
He announced a top seven schools in July of Alabama, Clemson, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, South Carolina and Tennessee.
Commitment Dec. 3️
— Amare Adams (@AmareAdams7) November 28, 2023