Next on the list for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish is rising Junior RB, #33 Josh Adams. Adams played his high school ball in Warrington, PA, where he was 18th rated Running Back in the country. Adams famously burst onto the scene as a true Freshman, scoring a touchdown on his first collegiate carry. He saw significant time due to Tarean Folston’s opening day knee injury. This early success was a sign of things to come for Adams, who went on to break numerous Notre Dame records, highlighted by a 98 yard TD run vs. Wake Forest (with a dirty stiff arm).
3 things about Josh Adams
- Adams rushed for nearly 800 yards his Junior year of high school, despite missing half of the season due to grueling ACL tear.
- If he stays through his senior year, Adams could break some of the long held rushing records (Feel like Autrey Denson would be honored/proud)
- My eyes got very very dusty (remember we were very football deprived at this point) when Adams gave this mid spring ball speech:
When somebody's not running the right route, WE ARE.— Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) April 2, 2017
When somebody's not blocking, WE ARE.
WE ARE the FIGHTING IRISH pic.twitter.com/KIQWzzsIzo
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I, Philly G, Dub Thee....
Josh “one cut” Adams.
There will be 4-5 times this season where Adams will make a sharp cut.....and take it to the house from over 50 yards out-you heard it here first.
Josh Adams will be the workhorse for Notre Dame this year at Running Back. If he can stay healthy, he should put over over 1,000 yards, and be a consistent threat out of the backfield. An area of improvement needs to be his pass protection, which is the only thing hampering him from being the “total” package. A part of me hopes he doesn’t blow the top off of this year, only because I think that would push him to skip his senior year to play in the big leagues.
He will be pushed this year by Dexter Williams and Tony Jones Jr., but I think we will see Adams as the every down back for the Irish. We can pray that his legs stay healthy, so that he can have a dominant, record breaking year.