Woodbridge lineman R.J. Adams (Photo: Sheridan King/recruitNoVA)
R.J. Adams commits to James Franklin and the Nittany Lions
by Andy Hilton, recruit757
On February 2, R.J. Adams (2020 OG 6-3 305) received a scholarship offer from Penn State.
There’s been no shortage of offers rolling in after his junior season at Woodbridge. A lot of schools were vying for his attention.
North Carolina had offered late last year, and since January 1, Virginia Tech, West Virginia, Wake Forest, Purdue, Florida State, Penn State, Michigan State, Pitt, William and Mary, Miami, Louisville, UAB, Navy and Vanderbilt. The Vanderbilt offer came last Thursday. A weekend visit to Penn State obviously trumped all of that.
Adams committed to Penn State on Saturday. With the announcement on Twitter, he started by thanking God and his parents. He then went on to thank his coaches and the Woodbridge community.
“I want to thank Coach G (Woodbridge head coach Gary Wortham), Little G, and the whole Viking Village for their continuous support throughout this process. Coaches especially, thank you for leading me in the right direction and helping me perfect my craft as a football player and as a man. With that being said, I am happy to announce that I am 152% committed to Penn State University.
— Rj Adams🤯 (@exclusivejaayy) April 13, 2019
His offer from Vanderbilt last week put him at 23 total scholarship offers. Adams is the first Virginia commitment for the Nittany Lions out of the recruiting class of 2020. In the 2019 class, head coach James Franklin took an impressive haul out of the commonwealth, including North Stafford running back Devyn Ford, Louisa County linebacker Brandon Smith and Manchester lineman Hakeem Beamon.
– Andy Hilton