Woodbridge lineman R.J. Adams (Photo: Sheridan King/recruitNoVA)
Woodbridge lineman R.J. Adams and Westfield QB Noah Kim are landing more offers
by Jim McGrath, recruitNoVA
Woodbridge’s junior R.J. Adams has received 19 scholarship offers to date, but his reaction to the latest one may be an indicator of his future college plans.
On Wednesday, the College of William and Mary extended their proverbial hand with an offer to the 6-3, 309-lb. lineman. Adams’ reaction on Twitter indicated excitement, and it was a feeling that was apparent as he talked with RecruitNoVA on Thursday.
“I’m looking for a school with strong academics,” said Adams, who plans to major in business or sports marketing, and would probably enroll in W&M’s Mason School of Business.
Another point in the Tribe’s favor is their long-term relationship with Adams. New coach Mike London and his staff have been recruiting Adams since they were working at Howard University last year.
“I have been talking a lot with Coach (defensive line, Keenan) Carter,” said Adams, who would probably play at his preferred position of offensive guard with W&M. “We met when I was in ninth or tenth grade, and have been building a relationship for some time.”
Of course, there is still time to decide for Adams, who has also received offers from Penn State and Florida State. This Saturday, he and Viking linebacker standout Antoine Sampah will attend Junior Day at the University of North Carolina.
But the thought of Adams blocking in front of Tribe quarterback Shon Mitchell is enough to raise hopes for Tribe fans as they look to re-establish themselves as a dominant force in the Colonial Athletic Association, and for the first time since 1980, with a new coach.
In other Woodbridge Viking news, defensive back Taylor Harris had his offer from East Carolina rescinded in the wake of the Pirates’ new coaching staff having other plans. Yet Harris is still a hot commodity and has received offers from Sacred Heart (Northeast Conference – FCS) and Tennessee’s Austin Peay (FBS).
Westfield QB Kim Receives Two Offers
Westfield quarterback Noah Kim, who was also recruited by London at Howard, has been seeing an upgrade of activity in his recruiting process.
Kim recently received offers from Fordham University in the Bronx, NY, and Sacred Heart. He has also drawn attention from Temple and Western Michigan. His 2018 season ended when he suffered a broken leg in the first half of the state semifinal against Freedom, a game the Bulldogs lost 35-28 to end a 37-game winning streak.
It will be interesting to see if Kim, whose Bulldog teams have won the last 28 games he has started and finished, will also draw the attention of the Tribe staff. At 6-2 and 170, the junior has thrown for over 4,500 yards and 50 touchdowns in the past two seasons, while rushing for 19 TD’s.
– Jim McGrath