Nelson Adams: Wants To Bring Championship To Starkville

Nelson Adams

Nelson Adams

Mississippi State has been lacking defensive line depth the past few years. The coaching staff hit the recruiting trail hard to find some talented players for in the trenches. They succeeded in their mission, as their 2012 defensive line recruiting class is being called one the best. One of those defensive linemen is Nelson Adams of Brandon, Mississippi. Adams had a monster senior season at Brandon High School, accumulating 106 tackles and eight sacks for the Bulldogs.

I had a chance to speak with Adams last week to discuss his commitment, senior season, and bringing a championship to Mississippi State.

Adams may have garnered scholarship offers from several programs with a strong senior season, but he decided to shut down his commitment early.

“I chose to commit, because I liked the coaching staff and wanted to play close to home. The program is on the rise, and I liked the University,” said Adams.

Adams, with his commitment behind him, helped lead his team to the playoffs. They were put out by the Meridian Wildcats, who were ranked 2nd in the state of Mississippi.

The versatile defensive lineman was invited to play in the Bernard Blackwell All-Star game. He talked about playing against such talented athletes.

“It was pretty exciting being around a lot of good players for a week,” said Adams.

Adams got a chance to play against fellow Mississippi players in the All-Star game. He discussed the importance of players like that and himself staying in-state.

“Yeah, that’s the goal, to bring back a championship to Mississippi. We’re trying to keep all the good players in the state, because that’s the only way we can win big is keep all the good players in-state,” Adams said.

The future Bulldog is done with football for now and is concentrating on basketball. He discussed how basketball helps him with football.

“Basketball helps me, because it keeps me in shape; it makes my footwork better as a D-Linemen,” said Adams.

Adams does have lofty goals once he arrives on Mississippi State’s campus.

“My long-term goal is to win a national championship and SEC championship — graduating with a degree and going to the NFL,” said Adams.

Nelson Adams is definitely an athlete who has his priorities straight. He not only will attempt to help Mississippi State to a national championship, but should also be a role model.


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