Last Thursday Randy Edsall added another recruit to his 2014 class: Nate Adams - a long snapper, who plays his prep ball for Phoenix (Az.) Greenway High.
The recruitment of Adams was lead by Maryland's running back coach, Andre Powell. The two started communication about a month ago, and recently Adams traveled cross-country to visit the College Park campus. It was during this visit that Edsall offered Adams a scholarship. Less than a week later, the 6-2, 213-pound long snapper made his verbal pledge.
247Sports.com has Adams rated as a two-star recruit; they also have him pegged as the No. 5 long snapper in his class.
Adams told the Terrapin Sports Report that his relationship with Powell was instramental in his decision to pick the Terps:
"Once I sent him my tapes and stuff, he was telling me that the staff liked them a lot. Coach Powell then flew out here last week to watch me workout and then for an in-home visit."
He continued: "Then this weekend, I took my official visit there and loved everything. I had a great time, it's a great school, I really enjoyed it."
Instructor Chris Rubio hosts clinics and camps all over the country and is an expert in the field of long snapping. Rubio spoke very highly of Adams' skillset - in particular, the "speed of balls, accuracy of balls, consistency of balls, athleticism and size, [ball] spiral."
According to Rubio, Adams "is is like a machine out there."
Greg Parcher - a senior at Maryland, who hosted Adams during his visit - started 10 games this season at long snapper before going down with an injury. The fact that the Terrapins actually decided to offer Adams a scholarship - a lot of long-snappers are invited walk-ons - means the job in 2014 will likely his starting day one.
Air Force was the only other school to offer Adams, who carries 3.83 GPA.
Next, Adams will participate in the Semper Fidelis All-American game, which takes place January 5 in Carson, California.
If you'd like to see highlights of Adams in action - playing long snapper and linebacker, check here.