Countdown to Signing Day: Clemson, Georgia battling for the best

It's Tigers vs Dawgs for No. 1 DT Montravius Adams, No. 2 offensive guard Tyrone Crowder

Football Recruiting - Montravius Adams and Wayne Gallman

Photo by Mark Crammer

Football Recruiting - Montravius Adams and Wayne Gallman

The easiest thing in the world would be for Montravius Adams to sign with Georgia.

The Dawgs put on a show over the weekend, even going so far as to plant the suggestion of a Fridge-like running back role in the young big man's imagination.

The 6-3, 300-pound Adams told ESPN: "Me and coach (Todd) Grantham watched some of my film and Georgia's film. Coach Grantham showed me what I would be doing. Sometimes I play stand up and play outside and inside linebacker, sometimes I play standup at defensive end, some at nose, and at three-technique, so I would be doing pretty much the same at Georgia. Also they want me to play goal-line fullback here, too."

Georgia is always a factor for the best players in Georgia.

Mark Richt's staff has made a late push, and only time will tell if that can overcome Clemson's long-haul lead. The Tigers offered Adams first, and have never been out his lead group. He has made two extended trips to Clemson, and Dabo Swinney and his staff have had a chance to assure his mother - a key figure in his recruitment - that her son will be well cared-for if he chooses the Tigers.

Adams is one of two elite-level prospects down to a Clemson vs. Georgia decision. Most recruiting analysts consider four-star offensive guard Tyrone Crowder a strong lean to the Tigers. He, like Adams, will wait until signing day to announce his decision.

Clemson-Georgia battles are nothing new, and both teams have won their share.

A year ago, the Dawgs came on top, snaring both Keith Marshall and Todd Gurley.

This cycle, Georgia held onto its Tramel Terry commitment against a determined run by the Tigers, while Clemson won head-to-head battles for Tyshon Dye and Ben Boulware.

Adams and Crowder could make it a Fantastic Foursome.

© 2013 OrangeAndWhite.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Discuss
  • Print

Comments » 2

TUN writes:

The DAWGS are always tough to beat and this year may be no different unless Dabo can work his recruiting magic. Let's hope Dabo can close the deal.

iptaytiger writes:

in response to TUN:

The DAWGS are always tough to beat and this year may be no different unless Dabo can work his recruiting magic. Let's hope Dabo can close the deal.

....On Feb 6th, and Sept 31st!

Share your thoughts

Comments are the sole responsibility of the person posting them. You agree not to post comments that are off topic, defamatory, obscene, abusive, threatening or an invasion of privacy. Violators may be banned. Click here for our full user agreement.

Comments can be shared on Facebook and Yahoo!. Add both options by connecting your profiles.

Features