Down from more than 40 offers, Sam Adams made a significant move in his recruitment Wednesday when he announced a cut to six and included Ohio State.
Top Six pic.twitter.com/MIoDU948aM
— Sam Adams II (@SamAdamsII) May 29, 2019
The 2020 four-star running back listed the Buckeyes with Alabama, Florida, Penn State, Texas A&M and Washington.
The 6-2, 200-pounder received an offer from OSU the weekend of Oct. 6 for the 49-26 win over Indiana at Ohio Stadium.
Ohio State has offered the Sammamish (Wash.) Eastside Catholic 2020 duo of four-star wide receiver Gee Scott (@geescottjr) and three-star running back Sam Adams (@SamAdamsII) on their unofficial visit for the Indiana game, as @BrandonHuffman first reported. pic.twitter.com/NBAnAmGQz3
— Garrett Stepien (@GarrettStepien) October 7, 2018
Adams made the visit to Columbus on a red-eye flight that Saturday with Sammamish (Wash.) Eastside Catholic teammate and 2020 four-star wide receiver Gee Scott (6-2 1/2, 207), who was also offered that day and committed Dec. 25.
Adams, who is an Aggies legacy as the son of former TAMU (1991-93) and NFL (1994-2007) defensive tackle Sam Adams (6-4, 340), becomes the latest running back in the class of 2020 to trim choices and involve Ohio State going forward.
In fact, Adams was the second Buckeyes target at the position to do so this week, following the Tuesday announcement of Houston North Shore five-star Zachary Evans (5-11, 200) — the 247Sports composite’s No. 1 overall prospect, No. 1 running back and No. 1 player from Texas for 2020.
— Kendall Milton (@_KendallMilton) May 21, 2019
Aiming for two tailbacks in the current cycle, OSU is also prioritizing the recruitments of five-star prospects such as Clovis (Calif.) Buchanan’s Kendall Milton (6-2, 200) and Tucson (Ariz.) Salpointe Catholic’s Bijan Robinson (6-0, 200).
Milton, who officially visits Friday through Sunday, is the 247Sports composite’s No. 21 overall prospect for 2020 while Robinson ranks 25th nationally.
Adams is the 247Sports composite’s No. 174 overall prospect, No. 16 running back and No. 3 player in Washington for 2020.