Gar-Field Lineman Ryan Adams (Photo: Lance Hinton/recruit757)
Ryan Adams On Verge of a Breakout Season
As we ramp up for recaps of the August 30 Clash of the Titans Showcase, here’s a report from the August 2 event that slipped through the cracks. Thanks to Ryan and the other athletes at Gar-Field for coming out to the Clash! – AH
by Marc Goldstein, recruitNoVA
Big man Ryan Adams, a graduate in the class of 2022, of Gar-field High School in Woodbridge, Virginia, is looking to become the next great player to come from Gar-field. Recently, the school has produced great defenders such as Mason Woods, who recently signed on to play at Louisiana Monroe for the Warhawks, among others. He combines strength with his size to dominate opposing offensive lines. He recently competed in the recruit757 Clash of the Titans.
At the camp, Ryan and the other participants were put through a series of drills that tested their footwork, speed, and overall ability. Ryan thinks he excelled at this, and made a good impression on everyone there. “In one on one, I think I did great. I gave it my all every play. I worked hard… I was dying out here (from the heat), but other than that, I am happy with how I did,” he explains. Ryan relishes the fact that he was up against some serious competition. “It was great to get out here, and compete against some of the competition here. They were kind of big guys, so it was a good challenge for me as opposed to going against a bunch of JV guys in Woodbridge,” he details.
Ryan’s entire off-season training program is modeled around doing well at camps like these. He says, “I have been going to an empty field, just doing some running, and some drills to try to make me better at camps like these and show what I can do.” He also talks about how the effect of these camps is incredible, and that he enjoys the pure competition. “The coaches help with having experience, some with college and even NFL experience they can just show you moves and that stuff to really help you… I just have to work really hard to make sure I stand out. Work hard, play hard, that’s my motto today,” he elaborates.
Ryan is still patiently awaiting his first scholarship offer, but he is hopeful that once the first domino falls, the rest topple quickly. He wants college coaches to know that he is a very competitive individual who will never stop working until he has perfected his craft. He thinks that he is in a good spot to show recruiters what he is made of, but also notes that he can still improve, and has yet to fully tap into his potential, which is something he looks forward to in the future.
– Marc Goldstein