Dooly Co.'s Montravius Adams Ready for Senior Season | News
At 6'4" and over 300 pounds, Montravius Adams is a powerhouse on Dooly County High Schools defense.
The senior Bobcat says, "I just take my anger out on anybody, whoever has the ball."
When Adams started playing ball at eight years old, he was actually the one being tackled.
"One day, my daddy said let's go, so we went out to the rec field and that's how I began playing running back," he says.
As Adams grew in size, so did his love for the defensive side of the ball.
Dooly County coach Jimmy Hughes says, "He's always had the hips and the feet and the legs. He's gotten a whole lot stronger. He bench presses 375 pounds. His attributes, though, are really just the quickness off the ball. When the ball moves, he's moving."
Adams says coaches started seeing his defensive potential at the beginning of his high school career. He says, "If I can't be the running back no more, I might as well hit the running back."
Adams hit quite a few running backs, too. His junior season, the five star recruit made 84 tackles and 10 sacks.
This year, he plans to put up even bigger numbers.
He says, "I want to have over a hundred plus tackles, over twenty sacks."
The Bobcat also wants to put some points on the scoreboard his senior season. He says, "I got to have at least five touchdowns, whatever, offense or defense, it doesn't matter."
Colleges from all over the nation have already contacted Dooly County's #52, including several in the SEC.
Hughes says, "He's the highest recruited athlete to ever play at Dooly County High School."
Adams says he wants to focus on his last year suiting pu in scarlet and gold before choosing his next school, but the defensive star already knows his criteria for tackling the big decision at the end of the season.
He says he wants to choose a college with, "a great bundle of coaches and players that I'm going to be with for a couple of years, and for my momma to like it, and for me to like it."
His number one goal right now, though, is helping the Bobcats win the Region 4A championship and earning a spot to play for the state title.