Five-star recruit Adams center of attention

With Montravius Adams sitting in the stands of Littlejohn Coliseum, attending a Clemson basketball game with the school’s football coach, Dabo Swinney, the shirt reading, “Media Favorite” was rather fitting.

All eyes were on him. They have been for a good portion of the five-star defensive tackle’s recruiting process.

Adams, along with the rest of the top recruits nationwide, received the attention-grabbing shirt at the Under Armour All-American game in St. Petersburg, Fla., and took an immediate liking to it. He likes bright colors. Things just worked out that way.

At this point, though, it should come as little surprise to Adams, an uncommitted recruit who was a recent guest on Fox Sports South’s Next Class show, that the words “Media Favorite” written across his attire would cause a minor stir with the, well, media. Recruiting is the lifeblood of college football, and it never seems like fans and pundits can get enough.

“Everybody at the game was talking about it,” said the Vienna, Ga., native. “People started texting my phone that night telling me that they’d seen it.”

The 6-foot-3, 300-pound prospect says he doesn’t mind the spotlight that stems from being a highly-touted recruit without a commitment to his name this late in the process, which is for the best with programs around the United States vying for his services. He’s whittled his list down to Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Auburn and Clemson. He calls Southern Cal his “question mark,” but also his dream school.

Adams is listed as the third-best recruit at his position and the 11th-best recruit overall, according to Scout. He is one of 14 uncommitted five-star recruits nationally.

Signing Day for college football prospects is Feb. 6.