Jun 30, 2014, 1:45 PM EDT
Notre Dame’s coaching staff got a good look at Pennsylvania running back Josh Adams at the Irish Invasion camp a little over a week ago. They’ll see him for four more years, as Adams committed to the Irish on Monday, adding a much needed running back to the 2015 recruiting class.
At 6-foot-2, 210-pounds, Adams has size and speed that the Irish covet. He’s also only now coming into his own after an ACL tear suffered during his junior season has him fully healthy.
Our friends at Irish Illustrated caught up with Adams’ high school coach Dan Rackovan at Central Bucks, who raved about Adams’ upside potential.
“His potential, both size and athletically are off the charts,” Rackovan told Irish Illustrated. “He’s a very explosive kid, a finisher. And above all else, he’s a great kid. He’s a really good student, a leader in the school, all the things you’d want to be a part of your football team.”
Adams chose Notre Dame over Penn State, Stanford, Boston College and Pitt. He’s one of two running backs that Notre Dame is targeting in this class, with the Irish after elite national prospects Soso Jamabo and Jacques Patrick, as well as South Carolina’s Ty’Son Williams, who is close to making a decision as well.
Adams makes 15 in the 2015 class, a group that many expected to max-out in the high-teens. But with Will Mahone’s return to the program in serious question after his arrest last week and a large group of difficult fifth-year decisions coming after the season, it’ll be very interesting to see when the bus is officially full.
Notre Dame should hear about three more prospects later this week when Justin Hilliard, Jashon Cornell and Miles Boykin all announce their college decisions on Wednesday. Each prospects has the Irish in their final group.