"Tony is a technician," Independence head coach Joe Evans said. "He studies himself, he watches film on himself, and he always asks questions. He's a very smart kid academically. He brings that intelligence to the field by asking ‘What can I do to do this?' ‘How can I get better at this?'… He has very good hands, very good footwork, and the speed of the game isn't too much for him. He's getting stronger in the weight room everyday."
Adams has twice earned all-conference recognition at two different positions. As a sophomore, it was defensive tackle and as a junior it was left tackle. He'll try to do it at a third position as a senior, because he's being moved to center.
"[Center] is where most of the colleges are projecting him and he'll be able to make all the checks from there," Evans said.
Adams has made three very different type of visits to North Carolina in the past six months. He camped there last summer, attended the UNC-Georgia Tech game in Chapel Hill, and visited last Saturday for the Tar Heels' Junior Day.
"Saturday, they got to show us around, including the new weight room and the new academic facilities," Adams said. "They gave us more individual attention there and we got to eat."
Adams has also visited Clemson, NC State, South Carolina, and Wake Forest.
Besides the aforementioned schools, Adams is hearing from Georgia Tech, South Florida, and Stanford. He is being recruited to play in the interior of both offensive and defensive line, but says most schools project him as a center.
"I can play either side easily," Adams said. "For my size, I'm more of a defensive tackle, but I like offensive line more."
UNC is with the majority of schools in recruiting Adams as a center. He worked out at both guard and center at UNC's camp.
Along with NC State and Wake Forest, Adams is favoring UNC.
"Carolina, they show a lot of interest in me, great facilities, and excellent academics," Adams said. "
Adams moved from Boston prior to his sophomore year… Adams has been playing tennis since he was two years old and he said he is one of the top players in the state.