The Orange has received its eleventh verbal commitment for the class of 2015 from offensive tackle Evan Adams. He is the fourth offensive lineman in the class and joins St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.) teammates Sam Clausman and Colin Byrne and Illinois recruit Cody Conway.
Adams stands 6’6’’ and weighs 300 pounds. He plays for Norwalk High School in Connecticut.
New SU offensive line coach Joe Adam is responsible for Adams’ commitment. When Adams officially made his decision public two nights ago George McDonald tweeted at his fellow offensive coach: “Congrats to@CoachJoeAdam for getting his 1st of many commits for SU #HardWorkPaysOff #powerball.”
Norwalk High School is not known for producing Division I athletes. But Adams caught the eye of SU coaches when his head coach Sean Ireland emailed his tape to Scott Schafer and company. The coaches liked what they saw, and now, six months later, Adams is a member of the Orange’s 2015 recruiting class.
It’s clear to see why Adam went after the Norwalk High offensive lineman: Adams has incredible strength. In most of the plays shown in his tape, Adams steamrolls his opposition blockers into the ground. He doesn’t just block, he takes the defensive lineman completely out of the play. Unfortunately, there isn’t much information released for Adams, so it is tough to evaluate his speed and strength, especially compared to other SU recruits. That being said, his strength is clearly the best aspect of his game and definitely something SU coaches can work with.
Adams also received offers from UMass, UConn and Maryland. On the day of his commitment, he visited College Park to see if it would steer him away from the Orange. Luckily, Adams was unconvinced by what the Terps had to offer, and chose Syracuse later that afternoon.
With Adams’ commitment, Syracuse currently has a top 50 2015 recruiting class according to Rivals.com.
Posted by: Connor Morrissette