Garrius Adams is ready to get the ball rolling. The 6-foot-5, 185-pound wing from Middle Creek High School in Apex, N.C. is about to embark on his official visits.
The newly anointed Rivals150 prospect is coming off his best summer showing of his life, he says, and now he's getting ready to see the schools that have been chasing him around the country this summer.
"I wouldn't have planned a better summer, I really couldn't have," Adams said.
Translation: Adams played well enough to move himself from the mid-major must-get list to the gotta-have-him radar for high-majors.
Adams said he has a pair of visits planned at the moment. He will visit South Carolina this weekend and Miami on Sept. 6. Adams said he will visit Virginia Tech, perhaps on Sept. 13. Wake Forest and N.C. State are also on his visit tour, Adams said. He said he will likely visit N.C. State unofficially because of it's proximity. Marquette and Alabama could also host him for a visit.
"I like to stay in contact with schools that stay in contact with me the most," Adams said. "If I know a school is calling a lot or sending me mail, then I will try my best to get back with them as soon as possible because I know that they are interest."
Adams said he doesn't intend on trimming his list just yet but hopes to learn more about those that have been actively recruiting him from the summer in the coming weeks.
"I was at a point where I wanted but I just kept getting calls. At the same time, I just can't do it," he said. "Right now, I don't have a list because I don't want to turn anyone down because I haven't decided on where I want to go yet. I think my five visits are going to help me out with my choice a lot."
The visits will play a large part in his decision, Adams says. That is where he hopes to see himself at each school and evaluate the school, the players and the overall feel of the program.
"I think a real big part of it will be the academics. I really want to go to a school that has the major I want to go into. I want to go somewhere that see me as a really good guy and where I see the coaches as really good guys and the players," he said. "When I go on these visits, I think I'm going to be really comfortable with the players. I think I'll really know once I go to these schools on where I want to go."
What about staying close to home?
"Location isn't really a big factor because I've been in North Carolina for a long, long time," Adams said. "I've never really been out of the state too much. So I think until I leave and see those places then I'll never really know what I'd like for school."
Adams is ready to turn the page in his recruitment. He will start this weekend.