Maryland has always been decent at the Running Back spot. In fact that is a part of our program that I feel has been vastly under-rated in the Ralph Friedgen Era. DJ Adams is coming to Maryland with the hopes of keeping that “secret” tradition alive. I think he’ll fit right in. Now our Offensive line is going to have to come together at some point, but DJ Adams is no dumby. He’s coming to College Park with one of our deepest OL classes in quite some time.
DJ Adams comes to Maryland by way of Norcross Georgia. He checks in at 5’10″ (My Height!) and 210 lbs (not my weight, but it may be someday if I keep eating McDonalds breakfasts!). DJ was pretty highly touted, and he should have been. His Junior year at Norcross High School he rushed 204 times for 1,462 yards which works out to 7.2 yards a carry. He also scored 11 TD’s that year. His Senior year he rushed 257 times for 1,584 yards (6.2 yards per carry) and found the end zone 14 times.
That was enough to have him ranked as the #16 RB in the Nation by Scout.com, and 29th RB in the Nation per Rivals.com. In Georgia he was the 22nd overall prospect. He also considered Florida, LSU, Clemson, and Notre Dame. Luckily for us the Terps won out.
DJ plans on Majoring in Journalism, which I find interesting. In my time at College Park, journalism was about getting a job, mostly in the newspaper industry, I wonder how much that has changed with the struggle the newspaper industry has been through lately? Do they stress TV journalism now? Or internet? I don’t know, but I’d wager none of the colleges have probably gone through as much change in the last decade than the Journalism College (and this is coming from a College of Ag guy!).
But moving on, DJ was born September 27, 1990. Which means it’s time to play “Are you Ready to Feel Old”. Well looking at the Washington Post Headlines for the day I don’t think we’ll feel too old. Most of the stories are rather pedistrian on this day, but regardles we’ll take a look:
September 27, 1990 isn’t just DJ’s birthday, but also the day Rated X movies died, and were reborn as NC-17. Also the Soviet Union abolished the teaching of atheism in public schools, not really an event I remember but something of note. And finally on this date Students at the University of DC stormed two buildings in protest over way the school was being run. Hmm, I didn’t even know there was a University of DC, you see that’s what sports programs do for colleges!
So with that, welcome to Maryland DJ, we wish you the best of luck. Go Terps!
It was hard to write tonight seeing that Michael Jackson just died. I wouldn’t say I was a big fan of his, even at his height of popularity, but I am still really bummed by this news. What is weirdest though is that I remember my mother telling me about the day Elvis died, and looking at my daughter, I realize she is just about the same age I was when Elvis passed. I can’t really explain why, but I find that really weird.